Don’t have a panini press? All you need is a grill pan, a brick and some foil. How to make a panini sandwich without a panini press.
This past Sunday I made one of those old-fashioned pot roast dinners. A nice big roast snuggled into a Dutch oven surrounded by lots of potatoes, carrots, onions and celery and slow cooked in the oven until tender.
When I was growing up, this was our every Sunday meal. My mom would pop this in the oven, we’d head off to church and return home to wonderful aromas filling the house.
A few weeks ago, I won a bottle of Chipolte Raspberry Sauce from Dave The Master over at Year on the Grill. Thank you Dave! This is the first time I’ve ever tried this sauce and it is delicious. If you can find it at your local store, grab a bottle. I noticed Costco offers a giant size So with this sauce, here’s what I did with the leftover roast beef.
First of all, I don’t own a Panini press, but I do own a grill pan and a brick. HUH?
I saw this on Rachael Ray one day. Take a brick and wrap it in heavy-duty foil and use it for the press. That darn Rachel.
- Slice and caramelize some onion slices
- Shred some left over roast beef
Panera Whole Grain Bread
- Sliced Provolone Cheese
Butter each slice of bread on one side only. On the non-buttered side of each slice, spread on a bit of the Raspberry Chipolte Sauce, about the amount you would use if you were spreading jelly or jam. Top with roast beef and onions. Top with the remaining slice of bread and place butter side down on a sizzling grill pan. Place the high-tech panini press on top of the sandwiches and sizzle until browned with nice grill marks, just a couple of minutes… Flip sandwiches over and repeat.
I love the flavor of this sauce and this panini was absolutely delicious!
And look! My homemade panini press stores much easier than the store-bought version. If your kitchen is anything like mine, stuffed to the gill with gadgets, you’ll appreciate this. Plus clean-up was a breeze, I just tossed the aluminum foil into the recycle and rewrapped with fresh and it’s ready to go for next use.
Roast Beef Panini Sandwich…It’s What’s For Dinner
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