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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


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




  • 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


  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}

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