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Roast Beef Panini

roast-beef-sandwich Frances Janisch


  • 8 tablespoons sweet- or hot-pepper jelly
  • 8 slices whole-grain bread
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced deli roast beef
  • 1 cup watercress sprigs
  • Olive oil cooking spray


  1. Spread 1 tablespoon jelly evenly on each of 8 slices of bread. Spread each of 4 slices with 1/2 teaspoon mustard on top of the jelly; sprinkle Gouda evenly on the same 4 slices. Top the remaining slices evenly with the thinly sliced roast beef and the watercress sprigs. Combine the bread slices to create 4 sandwiches.

  2. Heat a panini press or a grill pan coated lightly with olive oil cooking spray. Grill the sandwiches in batches, with the press closed, for 2–3 minutes per side. If using a grill pan, cook the sandwiches over moderately high heat with a heavy skillet on top of the sandwiches, pressing down, 2–3 minutes per side or until golden. Halve the sandwiches, and serve immediately.

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  • Pile your panini high with roast beef, pepper jelly, and gouda.
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 384
Fat per serving: 9g
Saturated fat per serving: 4g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 27g
Carbohydrate per serving: 49g
Fiber per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 59mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Sodium per serving: 419mg
Calcium per serving: 166mg