Recreating the Frisco Melt from the Steak and Shake Menu

by Alex Cogen
Recreating the Frisco Melt from the Steak and Shake Menu - Texas Hill Country Olive Co.

For some of you, Frisco Melt might be an entirely foreign concept. For others, it's a beloved fast food staple.

For those that don't know, the Frisco Melt is a famous sandwich that was originally introduced by the restaurant, Steak 'n Shake.

It is made with two thin beef patties, melted Swiss and American cheese, and a special sauce that is out of this world. It's served on grilled sourdough bread that has been buttered and toasted to give it a crispy texture.

Well, lucky for you, the Frisco Melt is not only delicious - it's easy to make right at your home!

In our version, we've changed things up slightly to cut back slightly on the loads of dairy in this melt. We like to replace the butter with our Sola Stella Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It's such an easy swap, because not only is it delicious, but it's buttery notes are incredibly comparable (and healthier) than your typical butter.

The Frisco Melt from the Steak and Shake Menu

Frisco Melt Recipe Steak and Shake Menu Best Texas Olive Oil


Frisco Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons of Thousand Island dressing
  • 2 tablespoons of French Salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons of ketchup
  • 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
Frisco Melt:
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of Sola Stella Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 2 slices of sourdough bread
  • 1-2 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 1-2 slices of American cheese
  • Salt and pepper

How to Make: A Step by Step Guide

Step 1: Prep Beef Patties

Divide the ground beef into two thin patties, slightly larger than the bread slices. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

Step 2: Cook Patties

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the patties for about 2-3 minutes per side or until they are cooked to your liking. Remove the patties from the skillet and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess grease.

Step 3: Make Frisco Sauce

Make Frisco sauce mixture. Combine Thousand Island, French Dressing, Ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce.

Step 4: Add Toppings to Bread

Spread Frisco sauce on one side of each slice of bread. Layer one slice of Swiss cheese and one slice of American cheese on top of one of the slices of bread. Place one cooked patty on top of the cheese and then add the other patty on top of the first one. Add the second slice of Swiss cheese and American cheese on top of the second patty. Top with the remaining slice of bread, Frisco sauce side down. Spread EVOO on the top slice of bread.

Step 5: Cook Sandwich

Heat the skillet over medium heat and place the sandwich in the skillet,
EVOO side down. Spread EVOO on the top slice of bread while it cooks. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the bottom slice of bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Flip the sandwich over and cook the other side until it is golden brown. Remove the sandwich from the skillet and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

    Time to Enjoy!

    Frisco Patty Melt Recipe Steak and Shake Menu

    If you've been craving this sandwich for a while, but don't live near and Steak 'n Shake, we hope this recipe helps you get through the wait! And if you've never tried this classic sandwich before, we're sure this recipe will live up to the hype.

    This sandwich is perfect to change up your typical BBQs and 4th of July gatherings.

    Looking for some toppings and sides for your yummy Frisco Melt? Try some homemade Jalapeno Chips, or check out our blog post on easy upgrades for burgers and the like!

    DON'T FORGET: using our Sola Stella Extra Virgin Olive Oil instead of butter makes this Frisco Melt healthier than your traditional (yet with the same yummy taste!). Extra Virgin Olive Oil is full of antioxidants and incredible health benefits. Our Sola Stella also has a smoke point of 410F - so it's perfect for grilling, baking, frying - you name it!

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