I’ve always thought the word “sandwich” is such a blasé kind of thing. Not appetizing for me in the least bit. But change “sandwich” to “panini” and it’s like magic happens.
This Roast Beef Panini is a great example of that kind of magic. A simple roast beef sandwich turns into a drool-worthy meal right before your eyes, when brushed with oil and pressed with a panini grill, or stove top grill pan. So simple, for such satisfying
sandwich panini. Do try this one soon.
- 8 slices hearty bread (1/2-inch thick)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 pound thinly sliced deli roast beef
- 8 slices provolone cheese
- 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
- 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- optional: au jus, or horseradish sauce for dipping (McCormick makes an Au Jus Gravy Mix for when you're in a hurry.)
- Lightly brush 1 side of each slice of bread with oil. Place bread, oiled side down, on a clean work surface. Spread each slice (opposite of oiled side) with 1 tablespoon of the mayonnaise, top 4 of the bread slice with roast beef, cheese, tomatoes and red onion. Close sandwich with second slice of bread, oiled side up.
- Place 2 sandwiches at a time on the preheated panini maker. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until bread is crisp and dark golden brown. Cut each sandwich in half.
- Optional: Serve with au jus or horseradish sauce for dipping.
(I have worked with McCormick on non-blog related projects. This is not a sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own.)