Caramelized onions and ooey-gooey cheese top a beef patty that is in between two slices of thick Texas toast for a melt-in-your-mouth, juicy Patty Melt.
In a medium skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add onions and cook until caramelized (about 15-20 minutes), stirring often. Add water as needed to prevent burning. Remove from skillet and tent to keep warm.
In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, Worchestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Wipe the skillet and set heat to medium-high. Add the hamburger patties in batches (two at a time) and cook 1-2 minutes per side. Remove patties from the skillet and set aside.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, pepper, garlic, parsley, and ketchup to make the aioli spread.
Top 4 slices of bread with cheese, then hamburger patty, then onions, and then another slice of cheese, aioli spread, and top with a slice of bread.
Spread 1 teaspoon of mayonnaise on the top.
Wipe out skillet and set heat to medium. Add sandwiches to pan, mayo side down in batches (two at a time). Place a weighted pan on top to hold the sandwich firmly in the pan. Cook until golden brown (about 3 minutes). Remove the weighted pan. Spread 1 teaspoon of mayo on the top slice of bread and flip. Cook for 3 additional minutes (or until golden brown). Serve.