Total Time
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-

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat a panini grill (If you co not have a panini grill this can be done in a skillet or on your outdoor grill).
  2. Stir together mayonnaise and chipotle chile sauce in a small bowl.
  3. Stir half of the chipotle sauce in with the turkey.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.


Most Helpful

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.

Hoot'nOwl February 22, 2008

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!

Belinda in Austin, TX July 05, 2007

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!

jenlongberry January 10, 2007

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