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Patty Melts

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Written by Susan Littlefield @ Common Ground Nebraska

Concerns of food prices have been brought up recently and we’ve been asked, “Am I paying too much for food for my family?”

We’re fortunate in the United States to only have to spend 10 percent of our income on food versus 18-25 percent around the world, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Food in our country remains relatively inexpensive, and we have a wide variety in choices. Read more here.  

This recipe of mine is fast, easy and a family favorite. We serve it with a vegetable and bit of fruit. (A BIG time saver during lambing and shearing time!)

 

Patty Melts

Ingredients

1lb hamburger

Loaf of English Muffin Bread

Butter

favorite shredded cheese

 

Directions

I like to spray my pan with a bit of non-stick spray and then sprinkle some salt in it (then no need to season meat) It gives the burgers a bit of caramelized taste. 

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Make as many hamburger patties as you will need to feed your family, but pat them thinner then you normally would for regular burgers.  Fry them until done. 

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In another pan put a buttered sliced of English Muffin Bread (butter side down) over med/low heat. 

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Top with your favorite shredded cheese and one hamburger.  Top with another slice of buttered bread and flip when golden brown. 

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About the author

CommonGround

CommonGround is a farmer-driven, volunteer program created to clear up misconceptions and enhance the trust and awareness among urban consumers for today’s agriculture.
CommonGround serves as a partnership between the nation’s soybean and corn checkoffs. To learn more about CommonGround, visit www.findourcommonground.com, and learn more about the farm women involved in CommonGround Nebraska at
www.CommonGroundNebraska.com.