Real Men Cook: Steak & Fontina Cheese Panini with Chimichurri Sauce

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Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins

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An amped up sandwich recipe using Grilled Fajita Steak, fontina cheese, and topped with a spicy fresh herb Chimichurri sauce for the ultimate Panini!

Happy Friday folks! Today is not only the first friday of the month, but it is also … da da da DA… REAL MEN COOK Day!

One of my favorite days of the month, because well, it gives my man a simple recipe to follow and gives this momma a night off. Can I get a HALLELUJAH!

Whenever I ask my husband what he wants to eat it is always one simple word… a sandwich. {well I guess thats two if you include the “a”}

To which I reply… “A sandwich, you are married to a food blogger and all you want is a sandwich… really? Give me a challenge!”

This man I married is so wonderfully complex but also so simple at the same time, especially when it comes to food. He could probably have a sandwich every night of the week and be perfectly content. Sometimes I think he was separated at birth from the Food Network Host “The Sandwich King”. But I digress.

When I decide to satisfy my mans “sandwich craving” I don’t do the typical turkey sandwich. I mean I’m a food blogger.. common! I always amp it up and todays recipe is no different.

Steak & Cheese Panini with chimichurri sauce #sandwichrecipes #panini #beef #cheese #texmex

This Steak & Fontina Cheese Panini is filled with juicy tender fajita flavored steak, topped with a buttery fontina cheese, and doused with zippy spicy chimichurri sauce. Then squished into a panini press where the bread gets all crunchy and the cheese starts to ooz out. Do I have you drooling yet? Cuz I am!

This is seriously “da bomb” of all paninis and totally the way to a mans heart! {at least so I’m told… hehe}

To get started, prepare 2 lbs. of fajita skirt steak and slice. {for grilled fajita skirt steak recipe – click here}. Set aside and prepare Chimichurri Sauce. In a blender add 1 cup of fresh parsley, 3/4 cup of fresh cilantro, 1/4 cup of fresh oregano, 3 garlic cloves, 2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes, juice of 1 lime, 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar, 1/2 cup of olive oil, salt & pepper. Blend until completely combined.

Steak & Cheese Panini with chimichurri sauce #sandwichrecipes #panini #beef #cheese #texmex

To assemble the panini, layer 1/2 cup of sliced fajita steak, 2 slices of fontina cheese, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of chimichurri sauce on a slice of bread. Top with another slice of sourdough bread. Repeat this process for the other 3 sandwiches.

Steak & Cheese Panini with chimichurri sauce #sandwichrecipes #panini #beef #cheese #texmex

Place in panini press and grill for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted. {if no panini press use an indoor grill or skillet to cook panini}

Steak & Cheese Panini with chimichurri sauce #sandwichrecipes #panini #beef #cheese #texmex

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Steak & Cheese Panini with chimichurri sauce #sandwichrecipes #panini #beef #cheese #texmex

Real Men Cook: Steak & Fontina Cheese Panini with Chimichurri Sauce

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 30 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 10 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 40 mins
  • yield Yield: 4 sandwiches 1x
  • category Category: Sandwiches, Beef, Panini, Real Men Cook
  • method Method: Stovetop
  • cuisine Cuisine: American

Description

An amped up sandwich recipe using Grilled Fajita Steak, fontina cheese, and topped with a spicy fresh herb Chimichurri sauce for the ultimate Panini!

 

Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. of fajita skirt steak {for recipe click here}
  • 1 loaf Sourdough Bread, sliced
  • 8 slices of fontina cheese

Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 1 cup of fresh parsley
  • 3/4 cup of fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup of fresh oregano
  • 2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare fajita skirt steak and slice. {for grilled fajita skirt steak recipe – click here}. Set aside.
  2. Prepare Chimichurri Sauce. In a blender add fresh parsley, fresh cilantro, fresh oregano, garlic cloves, red pepper flakes, lime juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, and salt & pepper. Blend until completely combined.
  3. To assemble the panini, layer 1/2 cup of sliced fajita steak, 2 slices of fontina cheese, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of chimichurri sauce on a slice of bread. Top with another slice of sourdough bread.
  4. Repeat this process for the other 3 sandwiches.
  5. Place in panini press and grill for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted. {if no panini press use an indoor grill or skillet to cook panini}

Keywords: grilled sandwich, steak sandwich, sandwich recipe

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28 Responses
  1. Linda Warren

    What a great way to spice up a sandwich. Love the fontina with the chimichurri sauce. Great combo. I think I’ll surprise my husband with it this weekend. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays.

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
      Krista

      Thanks so much Linda! The chimichurri is totally my favorite part of this sandwich, so delicious. Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for the sweet comments!

  2. cathy

    love this sandwich, everything from the bread the sauce and the cheese! Whoa amazingness that I am checking out from super Saturday link party,. and this sure is super! Yummy 🙂
    Cathy

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
      Krista

      Thanks Cathy, it is an absolutely killer sandwich. Hope you get a chance to try it, thank you for stopping by from SSS. 🙂

  3. Chris @ Shared Appetite

    Now THIS is a sandwich! I love steak with chimichurri… I do it all the time when I’m grilling up skirt steaks. But then adding in this gooey fontina and the panini. Heck yes!

  4. Zainab

    This sandwich has be drooling all over. Amazing. It takes your regular sandwich to a whole new level. Your husband has great taste! Hope you are having a good weekend 🙂

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