Waffler Grilled Paninis

Prep 10 min

Serves 4

Cooks 20 min

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Lisa Golden Schroeder Foodesigns.com

“Why not stretch the boundaries of a favorite kitchen appliance? A waffle iron is all about toasty baked goods, so popping sandwiches inside to make ooey gooey melted cheese seems like a great (and fun) idea!”

Ingredients

  • 8 slices hearty whole-grain bread
  • 1/3 cup honey mustard
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices smoked Provolone cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) package HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® Smoked Deli Ham
  • 1-1/2 cups roasted or marinated vegetables (from a salad bar or leftover, such as roasted red bell pepper, caramelized onions, roasted garlic cloves, drained marinated artichokes or peppadew peppers, or olive relish)*
  • Softened butter

Make it

  1. Spread one side of each slice of bread with honey mustard. On 4 of the slices arrange 1 slice cheese, a quarter of the meat (loosely folded), ¼ of the roasted vegetables, and a second slice of cheese. Top with remaining slices of bread, mustard-side down.
  2. Heat a waffle iron. Lightly spread the top of sandwiches with butter. One at a time, place a sandwich (buttered-side down) in waffle iron. Quickly spread the top of the sandwich with more butter and close the lid. Press down a bit at first if needed to compress the sandwich.
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the outside of the sandwich is a deep golden brown and crispy (this will vary for individual waffle irons.) Repeat with remaining sandwiches.

*Cook’s tip: Substitute sliced tomato, thinly sliced red onion, or avocado and fresh arugula leaves for the roasted vegetables.


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