Frisco Melt

You better add “napkins” to the grocery list before you make this recipe! This homemade Frisco dressing brings a wonderful addition of flavor to the already flavor packed mixed beef patties.

Servings | 11 patties

Prep |20 minutes

Cook | 10 minutes


  • 1 lb 3D Valley ground round
  • 1 lb 3D Valley ground sirloin
  • Sourdough bread or texas toast
  • Swiss cheese
  • American cheese
  • 1 stick butter- softened to room temperature
  • Burger Seasoning:
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Frisco Dressing:
  • ¼ cup french dressing
  • 1 cup mayo
  • ½ teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 2 finely diced shallots
  • 1 small and finely diced garlic gloves
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2-4 dashes Tabasco sauce (optional)


  1. Mix all frisco dressing ingredients in a bowl and leave covered in your fridge for 4-24 hours, allowing the flavors to meld.
  2. Combine the ground round and ground sirloin together and then form into 3oz pucks. If you don’t have a kitchen scale then using a ⅓ cup will give you an accurate enough measurement. Sprinkle one side of the burger pucks with seasoning. 
  3. Since these burgers require smashing once in the pan, you will need a large spatula with no slots for the meat to escape through. You can wrap a slotted spatula with foil if you don’t have one without holes. 
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat (about notch 6 on your stovetop) and melt ½  tablespoon butter. Place 2 burger pucks seasoning side down spaced apart in the pan, and smash flat with your spatula, using the back of a spoon to add extra force if needed. Season the top of your burger.
  5. After 30 seconds, flip your burger and smash again with your spatula. Cook for another 3-5 minutes, flipping for the last minute. Remove burgers to a paper towel lined plate and repeat the process for the remaining patties. 
  6. To prepare the bread, butter one side and place this side down into a large skillet or griddle top on medium heat. Immediately place a slice of swiss cheese on one slice of bread. Cook for approximately 3-4 minutes or until the bottoms are toasted. 
  7. To assemble your frisco melt place one or two patties on the slice of bread with swiss cheese and then add a slice of american cheese on top. Spread a generous layer of frisco dressing on the other slice of bread and place on top of your burger.
  8. Serve with french fries of your choosing and a lot of napkins, it’s going to get messy- enjoy!