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Corned Beef and Swiss Panini on Rye

Corned Beef and Swiss Panini on Rye

We had leftover corned beef to use up so I decided to make a quick panini dinner. The corned beef was fairly hard when I took it out of the refrigerator so I crumbled it up, tossed a tablespoon of water on top of it, and microwaved it for 30 seconds. It came out super moist and tender. I then layered it on some light rye bread along with a little mayonnaise and grainy mustard then topped it with a slice of Swiss cheese. The panini maker cooked it to perfection and it turned out to be crispy on the outside and so tasty and flavorful.  It was an excellent sandwich and a quick and easy dinner – love that!

Corned Beef and Swiss Panini on Rye

Preheat your panini grill or a grill pan over medium heat.

Break up the corned beef with your fingers and place into a bowl. Add a tablespoon of water to the top of the corned beef then cover with a paper towel. Place into the microwave and heat for 30 seconds. Place a little bit of mayonnaise on top of one slice of bread.  Add the corned beef to the top followed by a piece (or two) of Swiss cheese.  Spread some grainy mustard on another slice of rye bread then place it on top.

Place into your panini pan (or grill pan).  Cook for 5 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

Side Note:  I always cook my paninis dry.  I find that using oil or butter on the bread makes the sandwich too greasy.  Try it – I bet you will like it and it’s way better for you!

Corned Beef and Swiss Panini on Rye

 

Corned Beef and Swiss Panini on Rye

Corned Beef and Swiss Panini on Rye

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Rye bread
  • Leftover corned beef
  • Swiss cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Grainy mustard

Instructions

  • Preheat your panini grill or a grill pan over medium heat.
  • Break up the corned beef with your fingers and place into a bowl. Add a tablespoon of water to the top of the corned beef then cover with a paper towel. Place into the microwave and heat for 30 seconds. Place a little bit of mayonnaise on top of one slice of bread. Add the corned beef to the top followed by a piece (or two) of Swiss cheese. Spread some grainy mustard on another slice of rye bread then place it on top.
  • Place into your panini pan (or grill pan). Cook for 5 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
  • Side Note: I always cook my paninis dry. I find that using oil or butter on the bread makes the sandwich too greasy. Try it - I bet you will like it and it's way better for you!
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16 Comments

  1. These sandwiches look delicious — very similar to a Reuben but without the kraut. I love using leftover corned beef to make sandwiches.

  2. I have yet to find corned beef here in France, but maybe I have got the mane wrong! This looks good though. Have a good week, Diane

  3. Great use of leftovers… it looks wonderful!!!

  4. Turning leftovers into grilled cheese is definitely a very Kevin thing to do!! Lol. Looks great!

  5. Peggy Recker says:

    This sounds very good. Never got corned beef this year.

  6. Leftover corned beef? Never happens. 5 of us consumed an entire 5 pound corned beef last night.

    Sometimes I put the faintest coating of mayonnaise on my grilled sandwiches, but often I cook them dry. I don’t like dirty fingers while I’m eating. If only I had any leftover corned beef, so I could have panini like yours…

  7. i know what i’m having for lunch tomorrow! i have everything i need!

  8. Looks good – we had a corned beef sandwich for supper tonight.

  9. no panini maker here, but my cast iron skillet makes a mean grilled sandwich!
    and so it was…..
    we had grilled reubens here for lunch two days in a row!