Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is my favorite sandwich! This also works well as a grilled wrap. YUMMM! Cruchy, creamy, and warm with just a little bite to it. I freeze small portions of minced/ pureed chipotle peppers in adobo so that I have them on hand for chipotle recipes and don't waste a whole can when I just need 1-2 peppers. Here's a link to a cookbook with other recipes calling for chipotle peppers in adobo and instructions on how I freeze mine- http://www.recipezaar.com/cookbook.php?bookid=150466
- 8 slices sourdough bread
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 -2 tablespoon chipotle chile in adobo, pureed
- 8 slices cooked bacon
- 1⁄2 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 1 lb sliced deli turkey or 1 lb chopped cooked turkey
- 4 slices monterey jack cheese
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil (or less)
- Preheat a panini grill (If you co not have a panini grill this can be done in a skillet or on your outdoor grill).
- Stir together mayonnaise and chipotle chile sauce in a small bowl.
- Stir half of the chipotle sauce in with the turkey.
- Spread one side of each slice of sourdough with remaining chipotle sauce. Layer bottom halves with equal amounts turkey, onion, bacon, tomato and cheese. Top with remaining bread slices, forming 4 sandwiches.
- Gently press sandwiches together with your hand. Brush both outer sides of sandwiches with olive oil; you will probably not use an entire 1/4 cup of olive oil.
- Grill paninis about 5 minutes in the preheated grill, or until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted. Or heat them over medium-low heat, covered, in a large skillet for about 4 minutes on each side, until bread is toasted on both sides and sandwich is heated throughout.
My wife and I really enjoyed this Panini. She gave me a Breville press as a Christmas present and this was the first Panini that I ever made. I followed the recipe, but substituted ciabatta bread and omitted the onion. The chile sauce gives a nice kick to the sandwich.
I made a lot of paninis, during a rare ice storm in Austin, last winter. I really enjoyed this recipe, as I love chipotles in adobo. My son loves anything with bacon on it, so this recipe has something for both of us! Lots of flavor...thanks!
This is a VERY good sandwich. It reminded me of the "Albuquerque Turkey" from Schlotskies Deli- which they no longer sell, much to my dismay! I think I'm going to start keeping some chipotle sauce around the house. I never knew how easy it was to add that flavor. YUM!