Monday, December 17, 2012

Smoked Turkey Club Panini

This is our favorite panini! So yummy. I used leftover Turkey from Thanksgiving. 

8-12 slices bacon
1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil, rinsed, patted dry and minced
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
8 slices thick-cut crusty bread
1/2 pound thinly sliced deli Swiss cheese
1/2 pound thinly sliced deli smoked turkey
3 cups baby spinach or arugula

Cook bacon until crisp. 
 In a small bowl, combine the sun-dried tomatoes and mayonnaise.
Lightly spread butter over one side of each bread. Lay the butter-sides down on a cutting board or work area. Spread each slice with the sun-dried tomato mayonnaise. Layer half of the cheese on 4 slices of bread then top with turkey, bacon, spinach (or arugula) and remaining cheese. Top with remaining bread, butter side up.
Cook the sandwiches on a panini press, skillet or grill pan heated on medium heat for one minute prior to cooking. Cook the sandwiches for about 4-5 minutes per side, until they are golden brown and the cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining sandwiches. Serve immediately.

Taco Cups


1 1/2 tsp oil
1/2 lb ground beef
1 Tbsp taco seasoning
3/4 c. black beans
12 won tons
5 Tbsp + 1 tsp of queso dip or salsa con queso
1 c. salsa
1 cup Mexican cheese
Guacamole for topping


Preheat oven to 375. Lightly spray muffin tins with cooking spray. 

In a pan heat oil and brown beef and taco seasoning. Add black beans.

Push one won ton in each muffin tin. 

Place a tsp of queso dip in the bottom of won ton. Then add a spoonful of the beef/black bean mixture. Place a tablespoon of salsa and then sprinkle with cheese.
Bake in oven for 18-20 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before eating.