Today I have another simple but delicious lunch for you. Roast Beef Sandwiches is my go-to lunch. I can throw it together quickly and it meets every craving I have in the middle of the day – carbs, protein and a dash of diary. I think you would probably cringe if you knew how often I make this for lunch. If I’m not in a rush, I’ll make a simple garden salad to go with it but often it’s just an apple or grapes on the side.
I have grilled this sandwich in my panini grill, which has given the sandwich those grill lines. Also, instead of buttering my bread on the inside, I have buttered the outside so that the sandwich turns a lovely golden color.
I chose to use Raclette cheese, which is a fabulous melting cheese. Traditionally, raclette is heated first then scraped off onto your plate. However, there is nothing to stop you using it in a grilled cheese sandwich. As it’s commonly used for melting, such as in a fondue, it melts beautifully during grilling.
For those days when I’m simply toasting my bread or eating it fresh, I find it better to use a firmer cheese such as a cheddar.
Of course, the star is the Roast Beef. This is fresh from the deli, but most days I simply use store bought roast beef. My preference is always for uncured roast beef, but, of course, you can use any sort you wish! With a dash of stone ground mustard and you have a perfect Grilled Roast Beef Sandwich!
- 2 slices French bread
- 1/4 lb Roast Beef
- 1 oz Raclette cheese
- 1 teaspoon stone ground mustard
- 2 teaspoons butter
- Preheat a panini grill.
- Cut two slices of French bread and butter the outside of the bread.
- Spread the mustard on the unbuttered side of one slice of bread.
- Layer the cheese and roast beef, then place the second slice of bread on top with the butter facing out.
- Place the sandwich on the panini grill, close and grill for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.