Blogger's Choice Recipe Swap: Roast Beef and Cheddar Panini


It's that time again! Blogger's Choice recipe swaps are one of my favorites because you get free reign to choose whatever suits you. Although, this can be somewhat unhelpful if you are indecisive. Or if everything that your assigned blogger has made in the past month or two appeals to you.

Which was my problem. For this swap, I was assigned the blog of our lovely host, Sarah. My problem was that everything she's blogged recently looked absolutely delicious. How was I supposed to choose between ham and swiss sliders, Italian sausage, potato and kale soup, or chicken burritos with sour-cream poblano sauce? Then I saw the panini's. I have a bit of a soft spot for a panini sandwich as I feel like they get somewhat of a hoity-toity wrap when they're really just a sandwich with pretty grill marks. So I was sold.

Roast Beef and Cheddar Panini 
Source: A Taste of Home Cooking, as seen on Kate's Recipe Box, from Williams-Sonoma
Servings: 4
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    • 2 sweet onions, thinly sliced
    • 3 tbsp. butter
    • 3 tbsp. mayo
    • 1 1/2 tbsp. Sriracha 
    • 8 slices thick Country bread
    • 3/4 lb. roast beef
    • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
1. Combine onions and butter in a small skillet over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until onions have caramelized, 35-45 minutes. Drain any remaining butter and keep onions warm.
2. Meanwhile, combine mayo and Sriracha together, adjusting to your tastes.
3. Preheat a panini press or griddle. Spray one side of each slice of bread with cooking spray.
4. Spread the Sriracha mayo on both sides of the bread. Top with roast beef, cheddar cheese and caramelized onions. Assemble the sandwich and grill for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and the cheese is melty.

The only change I made to this recipe was to use a Sriracha mayo instead of a chipotle one since Tom isn't a fan of chipotles anymore. This sandwich is incredible! I highly suggest splurging on a more expensive sharp cheddar. We bought a Tillamook sharp cheddar from Wegman's that I think really enhanced the panini. I could've easily ate 2 of these!

If you're looking for a panini press or griddle, Williams-Sonoma has a nice variety. The link will take you to their coupon page.


  1. I seriously love these paninis. So, so good for a simple sandwich. The caramelized onions and the mayo work so well with the roast beef and cheddar. I love the idea of sriracha instead of chipotle - I'm sure both are equally good. So glad you liked this!

  2. Ah,I love these! I think I'm going to have to make them again soon.

  3. These look/sound delicious...adding them to my Sammich Saturday list now!! AND just wanted to say I love the new layout...looks great!!


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