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Grilled Roast Beef Panini with Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onions

The past couple days I’ve been craving a grilled cheese sandwich.  Although my taste buds were seeking something slightly different from the traditional American cheese and white bread combo.  Roast beef happened to be on sale at the deli today so I paired it up with some blue cheese and caramelized onions.  What an absolute delight! 

As odd as it sounds I place grilled cheese in the same category as omelets.  Why- well they both happen to be exceptionally versatile.  You can put anything your heart desires in them and they always taste wonderful.  So if you’re a roast beef and blue cheese lover you’re in for a treat with this one.  If not, what’s your favorite grilled cheese combo?
You will need…
2 slices white bread (I use Pepperidge Farm French Toast Bread)
2 Tbsp butter
4 slices roast beef
3 oz blue cheese (cut into slices)
2 ½ Tbsp caramelized onion
¼ C shredded lettuce
1 ½ Tbsp prepared horseradish
1/3 C sour cream
1 clove minced garlic
Pinch of salt and pepper
In a small bowl mix together sour cream, horseradish, garlic, salt and pepper and set aside.  Spread one side of each piece of bread with 1 tbsp butter and then spread the other side with the horseradish sauce.  In between thesh two slices layer 2 slices blue cheese, roast beef, onions, lettuce and then two more slices blue cheese.  
Place in a raised- ridge pan over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side. I would recommend placing a pan on top of the sandwich while it cooks to encourage melting of the cheese.  Remove from the heat when the sandwich is done and transfer to a plate.   Cut the sandwich in half with a serrated knife and serve this yummy goodness immediately. This recipe makes enough for one sandwich.

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Shabby Chic Mom- Susie says:

I saw this on my blog roll and had to click on it. Omg yum! says:

Wow! Now that's a good lunch!! All the flavors that I love all in one place. My husband would be thrilled if I served this to him!

Erin says:

I don't even like blue cheese, and this looks good!

Happy When Not Hungry says:

Wow this panini looks fantastic! My hubby loves roast beef, so I'll def have to try this one :-)

Sarah says:

I like the basic grilled cheese and tomato combo but this looks amazing! I love love love blue cheese so this is just perfect!

Kimberly says:

I love grilled sandwich's with Roast Beef! My hubby thinks I'm crazy for it, but maybe he won't after he tries this!

Tiffany says:

Yep, that's what I want for lunch….AND dinner!

All That's Left Are The Crumbs says:

Now that is a great looking sandwich. I love blue cheese and I'll have to try it on a sandwich like this one.

briarrose says:

Excellent jazzed up grilled cheese. This looks so very good.

Eftychia says:

Simply delicious!!!

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm says:

I agree that omelettes, grilled cheese (as well as pizza and quiche) are so versatile! This sandwich looks and sounds amazing! I have some leftover pulled beef in the freezer …hmmm, maybe I'll give this a try! Thanks!

Holly Henry says:

Thanks for visiting and your comments everyone. Happy to share and I sincerely hope you have chance to make and enjoy :)


Sandra says:

I may even try blue cheese to have a go at this sandwich.

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