Have you all seen that new Subway commercial about the Pastrami sandwich? Well, the commercial is kinda stupid, but I can understand the love for the meat. Probably one of my favorite sandwiches that I rarely think to eat is pastrami on dark rye bread with spicy mustard. Sweet baby Jesus. I thought about the dark rye a little too late this time around (a future post, perhaps??), but got creative with what I had on hand for a brand new (to me, at least) sammich combo…pastrami & brie! I think Swiss cheese is the most commonly used, but I knew I had some brie at home that needed to be used up and figured, why not?
Pastrami & Brie Panini
Ingredients (for 2 panini)
- 4 slices whole wheat bread
- 2 tsp whole grain spicy mustard
- ~8 slices of brie (from a wheel or triangle)
- ~10 thin slices of pastrami
- 2 leaves of lettuce
- Preheat panini press or griddle over medium-high heat.
- Spread 1 teaspoon of mustard onto two of the slices of bread. Top with about 4 slices of brie, then about 5 slices of pastrami, and the other slices of bread.
- Place in the panini press and lock the lid down (or place on griddle with a heavy plate on top to hold it in place) and cook for about 2 minutes. Check to see if brie is melty and either remove or cook for an additional minute.
- Remove from heat, remove the slice of bread not touching the brie and add a lettuce leave to each panini. Replace the piece of bread, slice in half diagonally, and enjoy!