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tony's cheese steak panini

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Kim Biegacki
Youngstown, OH

Yesterday was my husband Anthony's birthday and I wanted to make him a Panini he would love. Well, he is a meat eater as you can see and he doesn't like onions all that much. So I replaced them with hot & sweet peppers in oil. I made sure there was plenty of cheddar and he wanted an Aioli so I came up with this one and he loved it! This is one hardy Panini that is sure to please. Gotta love your beef, cheese and garlic to enjoy the flavors in this Panini. If so, try it out and tell me what you think.

(3 ratings)
yield 2 sandwiches
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Sandwich Press

Ingredients For tony's cheese steak panini

  • 1 lb
    thin sliced steak (almost paper thin)
  • 4 - 6 Tbsp
    peppers in oil, sweet & hot
  • 1/2 c
    extra sharp cheddar, grated
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp
    italian seasoning or steak seasoning
  • 4 slice
    favorite bread, thick sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    parmesan cheese
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, approx.
  • 1/3 c
    mayonnaise (approx)
  • 2 Tbsp
    horseradish sauce
  • 1 clove
    garlic, pressed
  • 2 slice
    bacon, crumbled
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 pinch
    salt and pepper

How To Make tony's cheese steak panini

  • 1
    I used my Cuisinart griddler to make the Panini''s.
  • 2
    Mix up all the ingredients for the aioli and set aside. Now, you gotta love garlic to enjoy this aioli because when it is pressed it packs a punch of flavor.
  • 3
    Mix together your softened butter with parmesan cheese. I didn't measure the butter but I was generous with it. Butter the outside of 4 slices.
  • 4
    Heat up a medium pan and add your thin sliced beef and peppers right to the pan. This will cook up really fast. Once meat is cooked add your grated cheese right on top of the meat in the pan. Let it melt and make sure cheese is distributed well.
  • 5
    I placed the bread butter side down on grill and then spread the aioli sauce. I took the pan that has the steak in it and used a fork to top the bread with. I made sure I added some peppers too. Then I did the same to the other slice of bread and added the aioli and topped the sandwich. Now, it's ready to grill into a Panini.
  • 6
    Grill about 5 to 7 minutes. I do usually flip the Panini once while grilling about 1/2 way thru cook time.
  • 7
    Now you are ready to plate your Panini and slice it to serve.
  • 8
    Ready to eat...go ahead and take a bite. I know you'll love it. hehe