This Roast Beef Panini recipe has become one of our favorite sandwiches to make for lunch or dinner.

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.

roast beef panini recipe

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. Change up the cheese if you’d like to your preference. Or  maybe add some roasted mushrooms! Once you make it a time or two you’ll see how you can customize this panini to your liking.

Make sure to try this recipe soon. I think you’ll really like it!

Roast Beef Panini Recipe

roast beef panini recipe

Roast Beef Panini

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

An easy panini made with roast beef, cheese, tomatoes and onion.


  • 8 slices hearty bread (1/2-inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 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.)


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Optional: Serve with au jus or horseradish sauce for dipping.


A McCormick recipe.

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(I have worked with McCormick on non-blog related projects. This is not a sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own.)