What do you do with that leftover corned beef and cabbage from Saint Patty’s Day? Yes, a corned beef hash is always a good choice, but let's think bigger. What about adding some bacon and some ooey gooey cheese and making and tangy, Smokey, irresistible Bacon and Beer Cheese Corned Beef Panini.
Add 2 tablespoons butter and flour to a medium pot over medium heat. Whisk together to form a roux as the butter melts. Add Dijon Mustard, Worcestershire sauce, a pinch of salt, and cook roux for 1-2 minutes.
Whisk stout beer into roux slowly until thickens. It should be a gravy consistency. If it's very thick, add more beer a quarter cup at a time.
Once the mixture is together, add shredded gouda and sharp cheddar cheese and whisk until melted completely!
Remove from the heat and set aside for later.
Brown Sugar Caramelized Onions
Place remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, onions, and a pinch of salt in a deep skillet. Cook onions on medium-low heat until they become tender 3-4 minutes.
Sprinkle the brown sugar over the onions and stir in until it is completely melted and coating the onions.
Remove from the heat and set aside for later
Building the Sandwich
Fry the bacon until crisp and brown. Remove from pan and set on paper towel
Pre-heat a panini press to medium heat. Spray with non-stick spray if the make and model recommend you do so before cooking.
Brush one side of each slice of bread with olive oil.
Lay out the 8 slices of rye bread. Spread 1 tablespoon of beer cheese on each slice of bread opposite the side you brushed with olive oil.
Stack equal amounts of corned beef, bacon, sauteed onion mustard cabbage, and caramelized onions on 4 of the slices. Top each stack with the remaining bread slices.
Place sandwiches in panini press close and allow to cook until you toasted grill marks appear. You may have to cook in multiple batches until all sandwiches are toasted and pressed.
Once grill marks appeared and the sandwiches are nicely toasted remove, slice diagonally, serve and enjoy!
Recipe by Messy Cutting Board (www.messycuttingboard.com)
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