Copycat Steak ‘N Shake Frisco Melt

Copycat Steak 'N Shake Frisco Melt


The famous Steak & Shake Frisco Melt is layers on layers of goodness. So we just had to make a copycat recipe for everyone to enjoy at home.
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 tbsp. unsalted butter, divided
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp. store-bought French dressing
  • 2 tbsp. store-bought Thousand Island dressing
  • ¼ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 lb. (80% lean) ground beef
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, combine onions and 3 tablespoons water. Cover and cook 10 minutes. Uncover, reduce heat to low, and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until onions start to slightly brown on bottom of pan, about 5 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon water and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until onions are reduced in size and are a deep golden brown, about 15 minutes more. Remove from heat, then stir in 1 tablespoon butter; season with salt.
  2. In a small bowl, mix French dressing, Thousand Island dressing, and Worcestershire sauce until combined. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add 2 slices of bread, let bread absorb butter, and toast on one side until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining 2 tablespoons butter and 2 slices bread.
  3. Spread sauce on 1 side of 2 slices bread. Arrange caramelized onions on remaining 2 slices.
  4. Form beef into 4 (4-oz.) balls. Heat same skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. Add meat and smash with the back of a spatula until a thin patty forms; season with salt. Cook until just browned, about 1 minute. Flip and continue to cook until second side is browned, about 1 minute. Flip again and cook until edges are crispy and browned, about 1 minute more.
  5. Arrange 1 slice American cheese and 1 slice Swiss cheese on 2 patties. Carefully place 2 patties on top of cheese. Cover and cook until cheese is melty, about 1 minute.
  6. Place a burger on top of onions. Close sandwiches sauce side down.
  7. In same skillet over medium heat, cook sandwiches, turning once, until bread is toasted and sandwiches are warmed through, about 1 minute per side.

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