Ok. Let’s talk paninis. We love them in our house and my Sloppy Joe Panini is a unique twist on a classic comfort food.
I have no idea if anyone else was raised on Sloppy Joes with mustard and pickles, but if you haven’t tried it you are so missing out.
My husband thought it was crazy so it may have just been my family. Seriously, Sloppy Joes, pickles, and mustard is a perfect match.
Anyways… I am about to hook you up with this awesome recipe that you don’t want to miss.
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Sloppy Joe Panini Ingredients and Preparation
After the Sloppy Joe sauce and meat is finished, layer the Sloppy Joe meat, pickles, mustard, and Swiss cheese on Ciabbata bread.
I am a huge fan of pickles and mustard.
Seriously… Give it a shot.
After getting your sandwiches all nice and fixed up, melt one tablespoon of butter in a hot cast iron skillet. As of right now, I am using a round cast iron skillet, but if you have a square cast iron griddle that would be even better.
Although I try to keep my kitchen appliances as minimal as possible, I am debating on investing in a panini press. I would love feedback if you have one that you absolutely love.
Back to cooking!
Since I do not currently have a panini press, I make do and use a smaller cast iron skillet to press the paninis.
I press them down pretty hard in order to flatten and then flip when the bottom is browned.
Cook thoroughly on each side.
My skillet held three sandwiches, so two batches later, here is the final product.
There you have it. These paninis are a unique twist on a classic comfort food.
To complete your meal, Soy Sesame Roasted Asparagus is a perfect side dish for Sloppy Joes.
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- 6 Ciabatta buns
- 6 tsp Dijon mustard
- 12 dill pickle sandwich slices
- 6 slices Swiss cheese
- 2 TBSP butter
- Prepare the Sloppy Joe mixture according to directions.
- Next spread one half teaspoon Dijon mustard on each opened ciabatta bun halves.
- On the bottom half of each bun, layer two sandwich sliced dill pickles, one-sixth of the Sloppy Joe mixture, one slice Swiss cheese and then the top of the bun.
- Next, melt one tablespoon butter in a cast iron skillet (if using the skillet method). Then place the sandwiches into the cast iron skillet. I could fit three of the sandwiches in the skillet at a time.
- Firmly press the paninis with a cast iron press or a small cast iron skillet.
- Cook approximately five minutes until the bottom is brown and crisp.
- Then flip the sandwiches and press and cook until brown on each side. Remove Paninis from the skillet.
- Repeat process with the remaining sandwiches starting with melting one tablespoon butter.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 Panini
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 610 Total Fat: 22.1g Saturated Fat: 11.1g Cholesterol: 137mg Sodium: 1152mg Carbohydrates: 50.5g Fiber: 3.8g Sugar: 10.5g Protein: 53.3g