French Dip Panini

April 2007
French Dip Panini

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 10 mins

Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 pound sliced roast beef
  • 1 baguette, split lengthwise and sliced crosswise into 4 sections
  • 4 ounces sliced pepper Jack cheese
Directions
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add the shallot and cook, stirring, until translucent, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the cornstarch and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the beef broth.
  2. Add the roast beef to the sauce and warm over low heat.
  3. Preheat a nonstick grill pan over medium heat. Spread the remaining 2 tablespoons butter on the split sides of the baguette sections. Using tongs, top half the sections with the warm roast beef, reserving the sauce. Top with the cheese and the remaining baguette sections. Place the 4 panini on the hot pan. Weigh down with a heavy skillet and cook for 2 minutes, then flip the panini and cook for 2 minutes longer.
  4. Remove the panini from the heat and divide the sauce among 4 small bowls for dipping.
Tip PAIR WITH
  • Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Blue Label Merlot 2004 (California)
Tip Side note
  • Serve panini with coleslaw or potato salad.
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