Italian Roast Beef Panini

Panini's are the trendy new sandwich in the USA. The roasted garlic mayo, "aioli," is the flavor key to this dish. In this recipe, it's easy to make.

Recipe from The Food Channel
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  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 slices Italian bread
  • 8 ounces roast beef
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 6 ounces roasted peppers
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 slices Fontina cheese
  • Olive oil, as needed
To prepare roasted garlic mayonnaise, peel garlic cloves, toss with olive oil, place on piece of aluminum foil and fold closed. Place in preheated 350 degrees F oven and roast until tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer garlic to bowl and mash completely. Add mayonnaise and mix until well blended.
To assemble each sandwich, spread 1 tablespoon of roasted garlic mayonnaise on one slice Italian bread. Top with 2 ounces roast beef, two slices onion, 1 1/2 ounces peppers, 2 slices tomato, one slice Fontina cheese, and top slice of bread.
Spread top and bottom of sandwich lightly with olive oil to coat bread. Place sandwich on heated surface of panini grill. Cook on both side until crust is nicely browned and middle is heated.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 470, Fat, total (g) 28, chol. (mg) 58, sat. fat (g) 9, carb. (g) 31, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 4, pro. (g) 22, vit. A (IU) 1215, vit. C (mg) 27, sodium (mg) 1061, calcium (mg) 202, iron (mg) 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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