Copycat Frisco Melt

Steak 'n Shake's Frisco Melt
Grilled Cheese Social
Prep: 6 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 26 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1292 Calories
75g Fat
102g Carbs
54g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 1292
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 75g 96%
Saturated Fat 28g 140%
Cholesterol 166mg 55%
Sodium 2367mg 103%
Total Carbohydrate 102g 37%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 54g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 1170mg 90%
Iron 9mg 48%
Potassium 663mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you're a big fan of fast food and if you've ever thought about making Steak 'n Shake's Frisco Melt, then this recipe is for you! This quick and easy version tastes just like the original and is totally doable at home. Serve these with french fries, onion rings, and or a milkshake for a true fast food at home experience. Want to kick it up a notch? Try adding caramelized onions, bacon, or an egg!

The key to this Frisco melt is the "Frisco Sauce." The sauce gets added to the burger, but it's also a great condiment to add to your repertoire. Use it as a dip for french fries, an addition to any sandwich, or a spread for anything else. Its the perfect combination of spicy and sweet in a creamy spreadable sauce. If you're not in the mood for the whole sandwich, just make the sauce and store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator.


For the Frisco Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon French dressing

  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar

  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 tablespoon sweet relish

  • 1/8 teaspoon Sriracha

For the Frisco Melt Sandwich

  • Cooking spray

  • 4 ounces ground beef

  • 2 slices Texas toast  or sourdough bread

  • 2 slices Swiss cheese

  • 2 slices American cheese

  • 1 tablespoon Frisco sauce

  • 2 pats salted butter

Steps to Make It

For the Frisco Sauce

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Add all the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Set aside. You will have leftover sauce, so use it on your favorite sandwiches or other foods.

For the Frisco Melt Sandwich

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat and coat with cooking spray.

  3. Divide the meat in two thin flat patties and add them to the cast iron. Fry the patties until cooked through and crisp on the outside. Try to flip the patties as little as possible. They will crisp best if only flipped once. Set aside and wipe out cast iron skillet.

  4. Once the burgers are done, begin to assemble the sandwich. Lay one piece of bread down and add two slices of the swiss cheese. Add one of the cooked burger patties then the two slices of American cheese, then the last burger patty. Next, add the frisco sauce to the remaining piece of bread and put it on top of the sandwich. 

  5. After you've wiped out the cast iron skillet, get it hot again over medium heat and add 1 pat of butter.

  6. When the butter is melted, add the Frisco sandwich and move it around the pan to soak up all the butter and crisp up the bread.

  7. Meanwhile, add the other pat of butter to the top of the sandwich. After a few minutes, the bread will begin to get crispy and the cheese will start to melt. At this point, flip the sandwich and smear it around so that the butter can sop up into the other piece of bread. Let it cook for a few more minutes until the bread is crispy and the cheese has melted, then enjoy!