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Portabella & Beef Patty Melts

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“This makes 8 (or 6 really hearty) sandwich-style patty melts. If you want a "true" patty-melt follow the recipe as shown. If you want to make it even lower-calorie/carb, use just one slice of bread each to yield about 300 calories, 11g fat (5 g sat) and 26 carb grams (per Eating Well magazine). You can also of course half all the ingredients to make 4 patties insteade of 8. We have 2 teen-age boys, so that's why we make the extra. ;-)”

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  1. Position rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler. Line a broiler pan with foil.
  2. Knead together beef, breadcrumbs, Worscestershire, thyme, salt and pepper.
  3. Remove gills from portobellos and discard. Dice portobellos, then gently fold them into the beef mixture.
  4. Shape into 6-8 patties and place on the foil-lined broiler pan. Broil 6-8" from heatsource until cooked through, about 4-6 minutes per side.
  5. While meat is broiling, toast bread slices. Rub each slice of toast on one side with peeled garlic.
  6. Once meat is done, arrange cooked patties on bottom toast slice, top with 1 tbsp of relish, then cover with slice of swiss. Remove foil from broiler pan and place patty melts directly onto the broiler pan.
  7. Broil until the cheese is just melted, about 1 minute.
  8. Place patty melts on serving plates and cover with top slice of toast, if preparing "sandwich" style (leave off top slice for lower carb/cal option).
  9. Serve with condiments if desired (we find the garlic and relish add enough flavor). Serve with a side salad or veggies of your choice.

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