Rachael Ray's Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Patty Melts
This Savory Sandwich Will Become a Dinner Staple
Rach includes John's favorites in this patty melt of homemade sausage and broccoli rabe with Italian seasonings.
Bring a pot of water to a boil and salt it. Blanch the broccoli rabe for 5 minutes; drain and cool. Finely chop and reserve.
Place the ground meat in a bowl and season with salt, pepper, fennel seed, chili, garlic, the onion and its juice, paprika, Pecorino Romano cheese, the chopped rabe and a healthy drizzle of EVOO, twice around the bowl. Mix and form four large, thin patties about a half-inch thick.
Heat a griddle or cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Cook the patties for 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove to plate. Reduce the heat to medium. Wipe the pan clean.
Brush the bread on one side with melted butter. Build the patty melts: a slice of bread with the buttered side facing out, some giardiniera, 1 slice of cheese, a patty, another slice of cheese and bread with the buttered side facing up. Grill giardiniera patty melts until deeply golden on both sides and giardiniera cheese has melted. Cut giardiniera patty melts corner-to-corner and serve.
Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray.
This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.
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