Cajun Week Day 1 !
We’re back people! Peter, from Feed Your Soul Too and I are creating our second installment of Cajun Week!
I decided to start Day 1 of Cajun Week with one of my favorite comfort foods, Patty Melt Creole Style with Caramelized Peppers, Onions, Bacon and Homemade Thousand Island Sauce!
On Don’t forget, I am still running the Sucre Macaron (entry below) Giveaway!
Believe me when I tell you about all the goodies going on in this sandwich.
I took ground turkey, use ground beef if you like, preferably ground chuck people, then I made up a spice blend…yes…I love my meat spicy!
Next, I fried up lots of bacon! Hey…don’t throw that bacon grease away!
I caramelized some peppers and onions, in bacon grease…yes…in bacon grease people!
Did I mention, you must cook the hamburgers in bacon grease also…shh…don’t tell…lol
Now that we got that out the way…it’s time to assemble these babies and cook them in a little butter…hey people, it’s toast…it needs butter…and lots of cheese!
I know…you’re speechless…me too…but that’s because my mouth is full of this patty melt! Oh…don’t forget to serve extra sauce for dipping…
Creole Patty Melt with Caramelized Peppers, Onions, Bacon and Homemade Thousand Island Sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
1 lb. turkey, ground
8 slices bacon, thick cut
8 slices bread, Texas toast size
8 slices cheddar cheese
8 slices provolone cheese
1 onion, sliced
1 bell pepper, sliced
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon creole seasoning
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon baking soda
extra virgin olive oil
For the Thousand Island Sauce:
To prepare dressing, place all ingredients in a bowl, mix well, refrigerate until ready to use.
Mix seasoning blend together, reserve 1 tablespoon for veggies and set aside.
Add ground turkey to a bowl. Mix baking soda and water, pour on top of ground turkey. Add seasonings to ground turkey. Mix well and form into four patties and set aside.
Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a pan over medium heat, slice bacon and half, add to pan and cook until crispy. Drain bacon, reserve bacon grease.
Add half of bacon grease to another pan and set aside.
Add onions, bell peppers to current pan, over medium heat, season, saute for about 10 minutes, until onions are caramelized and peppers softened.
In other pan, heat over medium heat, add patties, cook about 7-9 minutes per side.
To assemble sandwich, baste each slice of bread with Thousand Island Sauce, top with 2 pieces of each cheese, top one side of bread with veggies, the other side with bacon, place patty on top.
In a skillet add a couple of tablespoons of butter over medium heat, add patty melt, toast about 2-3 minutes per side.
Repeat, serve with extra Thousand Island Sauce for dipping!