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Thursday, February 17, 2011

French Dip Panini

I love my new Cuisinart All In One, Griddle/Grill/Panini Press. It works great and I love making Panini's now. Tonight called for a quick dinner because we were busy running errands until late in the evening. So I made a french dip Panini and John really liked it. You really can't see all the meat that was piled on it in this picture, but trust me there was a lot of roast beef.

1 onion, sliced into rings
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper
French bread, thick slices
Roast beef, thinly sliced
Gruyere cheese, grated

In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Season onions with salt and pepper and saute in the olive oil for 15-20 minutes until caramelized. Preheat panini press to medium-high
Top one slice of bread with roast beef, carmelized onions and cheese.  Close the sandwich with another slice of bread.  Grill 7-8 minutes until cheese is melted and grill marks appear.  Serve immediately with au jus sauce. 

Au jus:
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 green onion, sliced thin
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups of beef broth
  • 1 tsp bouillon crystals
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in a small pan then add green onion. Saute for 1-2 minutes then add garlic. Cook for one minute, stirring frequently. Add broth, bouillon crystals, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook for at least 15 minutes for flavors to combine.

1 comment:

  1. Joe would love me forever if I made this for him i prob should. Seems real easy to make