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Patty Melts Recipe: A Flavorful Comfort Food Delight with Top Realtor, Lainie Eilenberger

Updated: Jan 21

The enchanting autumn season has arrived in West Texas, bringing with it cooler weather and a desire for warm, comforting meals. Join me, Lainie Eilenberger, your dedicated Realtor at Key and Slate Real Estate Group, as we embark on a culinary adventure that marries the heartwarming essence of comfort food with the joy of home. Today, we'll explore a timeless classic: Patty Melts. This scrumptious recipe will not only tantalize your taste buds but also offer a glimpse into what makes Lubbock and West Texas a truly special place to call home.

Meet Lainie Eilenberger: Your Trusted Realtor in Lubbock and West Texas

Before we delve into the delightful world of Patty Melts, allow me to introduce myself. I'm Lainie Eilenberger, a seasoned Realtor specializing in Lubbock and West Texas real estate. My passion for helping individuals and families find their dream homes has driven me to provide exceptional services that go beyond the transaction. Just as a well-prepared meal brings joy to the table, I take pride in making the journey to homeownership a memorable experience.

As a dedicated real estate professional, I've had the privilege of serving numerous areas across West Texas, including - Abernathy, Brownfield, Buffalo Springs, Crosbyton, Denver City, Farwell, Floydada, Hale Center, Lamesa, Levelland, Littlefield, Lubbock, Muleshoe, New Deal, New Home, Olton, Plains, Plainview, Post, Ralls, Ransom Canyon, Seagraves, Seminole, Silverton, Slaton, Snyder, Spur, Sudan, Sundown, Tahoka, Tulia, Wolfforth and everywhere in between. Whether you're seeking the bustling city life of Lubbock or the serene charm of a smaller town, I'm here to guide you through your real estate journey. My commitment to serving communities like Brownfield, Crosbyton, Denver City, Littlefield, and many more extends to providing you with the most up-to-date and comprehensive real estate resources.

Exploring My Real Estate Websites

Just as the perfect recipe requires a thoughtful selection of ingredients, finding your ideal home involves gathering the right information. That's where my websites come into play:

  • Your go-to source for everything related to Lubbock and West Texas real estate. Here, you can explore an extensive database of home listings, gaining insights into the local housing market. Whether you're curious about open houses or need to refine your search based on specific criteria like price, features, location, school district, or subdivision, this site provides the tools you need.

  • For those seeking the quintessential West Texas experience, explore One Ford Road, one of Lubbock's most modern and charming subdivisions. This vibrant community offers an array of amenities, a welcoming atmosphere, and stylish homes reminiscent of Vintage Township. Discover the unique charm of One Ford Road through this dedicated website.

  • When it's time to delve deeper into your home search, turn to Key and Slate's MLS-connected home search portal. This invaluable resource offers detailed information about each home, allowing you to gain a true sense of what each property offers. Compare homes, explore neighborhood amenities, and make informed decisions about your future home.

Crafting the Perfect Patty Melts: A Comfort Food Classic

Now, let's transition from the world of real estate to the realm of the kitchen as we whip up Patty Melts—a true comfort food classic. This hearty and satisfying dish embodies the warmth and coziness of home, making it a perfect match for the spirit of Lubbock and West Texas living.

Patty Melts Recipe:


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 large onion thinly sliced

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 8 slices sourdough bread

  • 4 slices cheddar cheese

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 4 tablespoons ketchup

  • 1 chopped jalapeno (optional)


Step 1: Caramelize the Onions Start by heating a skillet over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of butter and the thinly sliced onions and chopped jalapenos. Cook the onions, and jalapenos stirring occasionally, until the onions turn golden brown and caramelized. This process usually takes about 15-20 minutes. Once caramelized, set the onions and jalapenos aside.

Step 2: Prepare the Patty In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, salt, pepper, and half of the caramelized onions. Mix thoroughly to ensure the seasonings are evenly distributed. Divide the mixture into four equal portions and shape them into patties.

Step 3: Cook the Patty Heat a skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook for approximately 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they reach your desired level of doneness. Once cooked, remove the patties from the skillet and set them aside.

Step 4: Toast the Bread Wipe the skillet clean and return it to the heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and allow it to melt. Place four slices of sourdough bread in the skillet. Top each slice with a slice of Cheddar cheese and one of the cooked beef patties.

Step 5: Assemble the Patty Melts Spread 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise on the remaining four slices of sourdough bread, ensuring even coverage. Place these slices mayo-side down on top of the patties in the skillet.

Step 6: Flip and Cook Butter the tops of the sandwiches with the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Carefully flip the sandwiches using a spatula and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until the bread is toasted, and the cheese has melted.

Step 7: Serve and Enjoy! Remove the delectable Patty Melts from the skillet, slice them in half diagonally, and serve hot. For a classic touch, provide ketchup on the side for dipping. This hearty and satisfying meal, elevated by the caramelized onions, is sure to fill your home with the comforting aromas of West Texas living.

A Taste of Home in Lubbock and West Texas

Just as the aroma of Patty Melts fills your kitchen with warmth, Lubbock and West Texas offer a warm and inviting atmosphere for those seeking their dream homes. With my expertise as a Realtor and a passion for serving this remarkable region, I'm here to guide you through every step of your real estate journey.

Whether you're selling your current home or embarking on the exciting quest to find a new one, I'll provide unwavering support and dedication. Explore my websites for invaluable resources, and don't forget to visit my YouTube channel ( for captivating virtual home tours of exclusive properties.

Let's savor the comforts of home, both in the kitchen and in the world of real estate. Contact me, Lainie Eilenberger, today, and let's make your dreams of Lubbock and West Texas living a reality.

Homemade Patty Melt Expertly Crafted by Lubbock & West Texas Real Estate Agent Lainie Eilenberger
Indulge in the Delicious Flavors of a Homemade Patty Melt, Expertly Crafted by Lubbock & West Texas Real Estate Agent Lainie Eilenberger - Your Trusted Guide in the World of Real Estate and Culinary Delights!

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