BBQ Toasted Patty Melts


Today I wanted to give you an update on how things have been going with the Kraft Foods and Sam’s Club Two Week Dinner Planner Program.

If you aren’t an avid follower, I was one of five bloggers selected by Kraft Foods to work on the Kraft Foods and Sam’s Club Two Week Dinner Planner program. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program which includes my trip to Sam’s Club, my interactions/experience with the two week dinner planner and my posts about my experience. I have also been compensated for the food purchased for the two week dinner planner. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

It has been a fun experience to try this program out. I have enjoyed having all of my meals planned for two weeks and for the most part we have been pleased with each meal. Today, I wanted to share the recipe for the BBQ Toasted Patty Melts. It would be a perfect meal to serve for your 4th of July celebration. The recipe calls for wheat bread to serve the patties on, I however chose to serve them on a hamburger bun. I have plenty of them from my Sam’s shopping trip. I also elected to cook my patties on my grill instead of the suggested cooking method on on the stove top in a skillet. I chose to season my patties with some garlic salt and pepper. In addition, I added a few other condiments to my patty when I ate it including pickles, mayo and lettuce. If you have ever had a western burger from Carl’s Jr. it was very similar to that in flavor. It was a nice change to have the barbecue sauce on there with the cooked onion. I really enjoyed the smoky flavor you got from the barbecue sauce in contrast to the typical sweet ketchup we top our burgers with. This was delicious! Estimated cost per serving is $1.05. I paired these up with a pasta salad and some chips.
Over July 3 and 4 at Sam’s Club, they will be having in-store recipe demonstrations from this dinner planner. So if you are interested in the dinner planner this would be a great opportumity to really check it out!
Here’s the link to check out the Kraft Foods and Sam’s Club Two Week Dinner Planner along with the personalized cookbook. http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?catg=13832
Then here is a link to find the closest Sam’s Club to you. http://www2.samsclub.com/clublocator/?est=19

BBQ Toasted Patty Melts
1 Tbsp. oil
1 large onion, sliced
¼ cup barbecue sauce
1 lb. ground beef
4 KRAFT Singles
8 slices whole wheat bread (I used hamburger buns)

HEAT oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions; cook 7 to 9 min. or until tender and golden brown, stirring frequently and adding barbecue sauce the last few minutes. Remove onions from skillet; cover to keep warm. Carefully wipe skillet with paper towel.

SHAPE meat into 4 (½-inch-thick) patties. Add to skillet; cook on medium heat 4 to 6 min. on each side or until done (160°F). (I cooked mine in the grill and seasoned the patties with garlic salt and pepper) Top with Singles; cover. Remove from heat. Let stand until melted. Meanwhile, toast bread.
FILL toast slices with remaining ingredients.
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