Story of Whataburger Patty Melt Recipe

Whataburger patty melt recipe is a dinner classic American cuisine. It is indeed a traditional dish, and I like to add a taste of cowboy to the classical and traditional dishes. So today I’m here to add up that exceptional taste to Whataburger patty melt.

Today I’m here to share my version of patty melt Whataburger. If you don’t know how to make a patty melt, stick to this article. What is more, I have also included Whataburger’s signature creamy pepper sauce. So, you are getting 2 in one! However, the fact is, you cannot make the most of patty melt without preparing their sauce.

If you don’t know yet, it is my third burger recipe after the cracker barrel hamburger steak recipe, and Smashburger black bean burger recipe. I hope you would like my version of this recipe as much as I like it! Because it will make you love it with its meaty texture, amazing creamy pepper spread and Texas roast. So, let’s move into our today’s recipe.

Ingredients for patty melts

Ingredients for patty melts

  • Mayonnaise (1 tablespoon)
  • Creamy Pepper Sauce (1 tablespoon)
  • Finely grilled onions
  • Few pieces of Texas toast
  • Cheese Slices (Monterey jack)
  • Burger Patty’s (2, 4-ounce patty; 80/20)

Ingredients for Creamy Pepper Sauce:

  • Sweet onion (half piece)
  • Garlic clove (1 piece)
  • Black pepper (1 teaspoon)
  • Olive oil (1 tablespoon)
  • Mustard (1 teaspoon)
  • Parsley (1 tablespoon)
  • Water (3/4 cup)
  • Buttermilk (1 cup)
  • Canned chipotle (2 teaspoons)
  • Brown Gravy Powder (2 teaspoons)

Instructions for preparing this patty melt recipe

Prepare the sauce:

  • To prepare the sauce, at first, dice up the parsley, onion and garlic. Then take a saucepan, and add a little oil and when the oil starts to boil, add the garlic and onion. Keep heating until the garlic, and onion turn translucent.
  • Add and combine all the dry ingredients in the sauce pin. Boil the ingredients and let it simmer for some time. Then add the buttermilk with the ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Then add and combine 1-part creamy pepper sauce and 1-part Mayonnaise to the mixture, which will act as a spread on your burger.

Prepare the patty melt:

  • Now, take another pan sauté the remaining onion using oil until the onions reach the caramelization process.
  • Make 4-ounce burger pieces, weigh out, if need be. Then season them using any seasoning blend.
  • Make three meat perforations in one direction and another three perforations into the meat in a 45-degree angle. It will make sure that the burger doesn’t shrink too much. It will also give an exciting and unique texture.
  • Then butter up a few pieces of Texas toast and grill on medium-high heat for around 3-4 minutes.

So, the cooking order is:  creamy pepper spread, grilled onion, budget patty, Texas toast. Then serve the burger patty using the creamy pepper spread or the way you like to serve.

Nutrition Information

There are 950 calories in patty melt (in every 354g serving). 46% of the calories come from fat alone. It is also very rich in Sodium and some people might find the Cholesterol level concerning measuring at 125mg.

Nutrient Fact (354g serving)ValueDaily Value
Calories950 (3974.8kJ)
Dietary Fiber1g4%
Total Fat61g94%
Saturated Fat21g105%
Trans Fat2g
Niacin Equivalents10.9mg84 %
Vitamin A125
Vitamin C4%
Note: Daily Value percentage is based on a 2,000-calorie diet a day.


What’s the difference between a patty melt and a cheeseburger?

A patty melt is a variant or part of the traditional American cheeseburger. Although both these dishes contain cheese and ground beef patties, they are served in different ways. While cheeseburger is served using soft bun pieces, a patty melt is served with grilled onion, caramelized onions and Texas toast.

Are patty melts a Texas thing?

A patty melt is simply a sandwich consisting of a ground beef patty and classical cheese, preferably traditionally Swiss Cheese, except the Whataburger patty melt (Whataburger sauce for Whataburger patty melt). It is served by topping with two slices of griddled bread and caramelized onions. Although it is not purely a Texas thing, Texas toast is sometimes used in this dish, as I have used to substitute the slices of griddled bread. Texas toast is a substitute in the southern U.S. mostly.

If you haven’t already tried any of the versions of this recipe, you should try this version as a Whataburger fan. And if you have tried the other versions of this recipe, you have to try this one right away.

The Whataburger patty melt recipe is delicious, crunchy and extremely rich in daily necessary nutrients. On top of that, this is a pure American cuisine and an entrée type recipe.

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