Easy Rosemary Sourdough Roast Beef Sandwich

Just a simple roast beef, caramelized onion and provolone cheese sandwich with a side of cole slaw.

Earlier this Summer I was the lucky winner of an Imusa Panini Press from Vianney over at Sweet Life Bake. I was thrilled, because if you remember from This Post, until now my only way to make these wonderful warm gooey sandwiches was to use my grill pan and a brick covered with foil.

Even though it actually worked pretty well, my new Imusa works like a charm. Thank you so much Vianney.

If you’ve not visited her blog, you must. She lives in Texas and her blog focuses on Texas cuisine and wonderful recipes from Mexico. And does she love Tex-Mex? Oh yes, and she takes pleasure in providing great Tex-Mex fusion recipes. LOVE her site.

A couple weeks ago I made my Mom’s Sunday Pot Roast for dinner. It’s the ultimate comfort food from my childhood. As kids we always looked forward to roast beef sandwiches on the days following the feast. They were made of cold shredded pot roast on plain white bread, smeared with some Miracle Whip, a dab of sweet pickle relish and a leaf of crisp iceberg lettuce.

I somewhat followed this lead for my first official Imusa Panini experience, except I used Rosemary Sourdough bread, provolone and onions. No Miracle Whip or sweet relish…okay, not even close. But I did know that the roast beef was going to be the main ingredient.

So simple. So delicious. The savory melt in your mouth chunks of slow roasted beef, the warm runny cheese, the sweet onions and the toasted rosemary sourdough bread still soft in the middle.  Fabulous! And did I mention dinner was ready in about ten minutes? You can’t beat that during a busy work week.

Next up, I’m going to follow a lead from Vianney. She just posted an avocado grilled cheese sandwich. You should head over and see what she did.

Even though my foil wrapped brick was a cinch to store,

I’m thrilled to have a shiny new official piece of equipment to do the job.

I see many Panini sandwiches in our future.  What’s your favorite Panini sandwich to make?

  • Name/Age:  Pebbles, 9 weeks old
  • Breed:  Min-Pin Mix
  • My Story:  I make people take at least 100 photos until I finally sit still and pose.  My new owners are Realtors and take me into the office.  I’m a rescue from the Petco Adoption Event.

Rosemary Sourdough, Caramelized Onions, Provolone Cheese Sandwich…It’s What’s For Dinner

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  1. Nancy says

    Pebbles is adorable! The sandwich looks great – love panini’s – and there’s that way cool bowl again!!! Nice!

  2. says

    Sounds delicious and what a timely post. We just returned from dinner with our neighbors on the hill where she served pot roast with potatoes, carrots, and onions, and sour dough bread from her trip down to Tellico Grains Artisan Bakery today. I’ll send this on to her.

  3. says

    We have been making a lot of panini for lunches lately since my kids are out of school. They LOVE them. My favorite is with pesto, pepperoni, gruyere and very thinly sliced tomatoes. I purchased a Calphalon panini pan not to long at the outlets. Great store, you need to go and check out their discounted stuff, unbelievable! I really like your bread choice. Rosemary would also go very well with my panino. Love the picture of the foil wrapped brick! Oh, and little Pebbles is adorable.

  4. says

    We love our panini press, but still do it the old fashioned way at the condo during the winter. However you make them, we love the pressed gooey sandwiches. Will definitely give yours a try.

    Our favorite is with Italian meats, provolone, and roasted red peppers.

  5. says

    I’m still processing the foil wrapped brick! How did you ever think to do that Lea Ann? So innovative. I think it would completely mash our gluten free bread to smitherins so I’d need to jump straight to the pannini press! Congrats on winning one I hope we’ll get to enjoy many new recipes from you using it! This one sounds great. I love the texture of a pannini sandwich. I may need to go purchase one of these presses myself.

  6. says

    I love the brick! And that sandwich looks divine. I always wanted a panini press, but I will have to try your brick method :) Pebbles is so cute.. that face!!! So adorable!!

  7. says

    Pebbles is adorable and it looks like it was difficult to get him to sit still for a photo! :)
    The kids gave me a panini maker a couple years back. The problem is: I live in an apartment and just can’t have one more appliance out on the counter, so I don’t use it unless I have company. I loved inventing different combos.

  8. Vickie Hemphill says

    I missed this post! Leftover pot roast is my all-time favorite sandwich ingredient and always has been. When i was a kid i liked mine with Green Goddess dressing. Your version sounds delicious. Congrats on your win!

  9. says

    SO glad you love it!! I adore mine and use it ALL the time!! thanks for the shout out and hope you try the grilled avocado. one of my favs!! Lately we have been making sweet concotions, marshmallow and dulce de leche…insane…summer fun!!

    • Lea Ann says

      Man that grilled avocado grabbed my attention immediately. Looks fabulous. Thanks again for the give away.

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