Wednesday, March 20, 2013

French Dip Panini with Caramelized Onions

A year ago all I wanted for Christmas was a good Panini Maker. Now that I have one I've realized that I don't use it all that much. Kind of crazy since I wanted one so badly. I decided that I need to be using it more and since I had planned on making French Dip sandwiches for dinner I decided to change it up a bit and make French Dip Panini's. Oh my word. I added caramelized onions along with a touch of horseradish to the cheese and roast beef. What an insanely good flavor combo! I can not wait to make this sandwich again soon!

French Dip Panini with Caramelized Onions
WW PP=9 (Per Sandwich)
Makes 2 Sandwiches
Cal 344, Fat 37, Carbs 9, Fiber 0, Protein 24

1/2 lb thinly sliced roast beef
4 slices good bakery bread (I used Italian Bread)
3 slices swiss cheese ( I used a slice and half per sandwich)
1/2 cup caramelized onions (I used a yellow onion)
2 tsp horseradish (if you don't like horseradish I would use mayo)
1 tsp olive oil

When onions are ready, assemble sandwiches. Lay out bottom bread slices and spread with 1 tsp horseradish per sandwich . Top with thick piles of roast beef, then caramelized onions, then swiss cheese. Top with bread slice.

Brush outsides of sandwich with olive oil and place in panini press or cook on a griddle.Cook until nicely browned and cheese is melted.

Ladle au jus into small bowls and serve alongside sandwiches. We also served ours with baked bbq potato wedges. Enjoy!


  1. Looks great! I have been meaning to try out my waffler maker (that I have used twice) as a panini maker. Think it will work?

  2. Thank you! I definitely think a waffle maker will work.

  3. When I think of panini, I think of Panera Bread restaurant. I love panini but have never made it myself. Your post has inspired me to try (and pin, too). Thanks so much for sharing it on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop at Ducks 'n a Row. Hope to see you again this week!

    Sinea Ducks ‘n a Row

  4. these look great! i love making paninis and experimenting with ingredients - hadn't thought about trying it with a french dip - which happens to be my husbands fave! thanks for sharing!!

  5. Thank You! I hope you both enjoy it!


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