Roast Beef Panini with Garlic-Gorgonzola Mayo

A fresh garlic, mayo and crumbled gorgonzola spread adds extra flavor to this gourmet-style sandwich made with deli roast beef, sliced cheese, roasted red peppers and fresh baby spinach. It’s a cinch to prepare and served with oven-fried potato wedges and a glass of red wine it makes an easy, satisfying dinner.

Roast Beef Panini with Garlic-Gorgonzola Mayo

Roast Beef Panini with Garlic-Gorgonzola Mayo

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A delicious, toasted panini made with layers of rare, deli roast beef, fontina cheese, fresh spinach, roasted red peppers and a garlic-gorgonzola mayo spread.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb rare deli roast beef, thin sliced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, very finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces baby spinach leaves
  • 1 jar, 12-ounce sweet roasted red peppers
  • 8 slices fontina cheese
  • 4 6-inch hoagie rolls
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  • Combine the mayonnaise, garlic and gorgonzola cheese in a small bowl. Slice the rolls in half lengthwise and spread about 1 tablespoon of the mayonnaise mixture on each half of the rolls.
  • Place a slice of fontina cheese on the bottom half of each roll and arrange a layer of roasted red peppers on top.
  • Add 3 to 4 slices (about 3 ounces) of roast beef, a layer of fresh spinach leaves and another slice of fontina.
  • Place the other half of the roll on top and press down firmly.
  • Heat a grill pan over medium heat and brush the tops of the sandwiches lightly with olive oil.
  • Arrange the sandwiches, top side down, in the preheated pan and weigh them down with a sandwich press or foil-covered brick.
  • Cook until the cheese has melted and the bread is lightly toasted, 1-1/2 to 2 minutes.
  • Flip the sandwiches over, weigh them down again and cook for an additional 1-1/2 to 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining sandwiches if necessary.
  • Cut each sandwich in half diagonally and serve immediately.

Tips for Making This Recipe

Depending on the size of your pan, you may need to work in 2 batches.
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