Steak and Grilled Vegetable Panini

Serve these sandwiches with additional red wine vinaigrette on the side for a tasty dipping sauce.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Recipe from Southern Living BBQ on Tour

Recipe Time

Cook Time:
Prep Time:
Charcoal Grill: 13 Minutes
Gas Grill: 8 Minutes
Stand: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 505
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated fat: 6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 33g
  • Carbohydrate: 27g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 77mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Sodium: 974mg
  • Calcium: 145mg


  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 (8-oz.) package sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons light red wine vinaigrette, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper, divided
  • 1 (1- to 1 1/4-lb.) BEEF Top Sirloin Steak (about 3/4-inch thick)
  • 1 cup firmly packed fresh baby spinach
  • 8 (5 1/2-inch-long, 1/4-inch-thick) ciabatta bread slices
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz.) freshly shredded fontina cheese


  1. 1. Preheat a charcoal grill to medium, ash-covered coals or a gas grill to 300° to 350° (medium) heat. Toss bell pepper, mushrooms, and onion with 1 Tbsp. vinaigrette, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper.
  2. 2. Grill steak and vegetables at the same time. Grill steak on a charcoal grill, without grill lid, 13 to 16 minutes, or on a gas grill, covered with grill lid, 8 to 13 minutes. Grill vegetables in a lightly greased grill basket, stirring occasionally, on a charcoal grill, without grill lid, 10 to 12 minutes or until tender, or on a gas grill, covered with grill lid, 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.
  3. 3. Remove steak and vegetables from grill. Sprinkle steak with remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Let steak stand 5 minutes. Carve steak into thin strips.
  4. 4. Toss spinach with remaining 1 Tbsp. vinaigrette. Divide spinach among 4 bread slices. Top with cheese, steak, vegetables, and remaining bread slices. (Sandwiches will be very full.)
  5. 5. Cook sandwiches, in batches, in preheated panini press 2 to 3 minutes or until light golden brown and grill marks appear.
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