Fajita Panini

Beef, Grilling, Lunch, Sandwiches | 5 comments

As a mom and wife first, I stay pretty busy. To help with my time management, I have found that the dinner cooking schedule the suits me best is every-other-day. Because I cook like this, it isn’t often that I have the chance to use dinner leftovers for another meal and create something new out of it; we’re always eating the leftovers for dinner the next day.

Last week when I made the flank steak fajitas, we had more than enough meat for two night’s worth of dinner. With the leftover meat I threw together a quick lunch that was super tasty! This is a great way to use up leftover flank steak, but like I told Eric – it’s good enough to make on purpose. We were out of bread (or maybe it was in the freezer still), so I used a tortillia. I had never tried putting a tortilla in a panini press before, but it worked quite well.

Fajita Panini

  • Leftover Flank Steak
  • Flour Tortilla
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Red Onion, Sliced

Layer on half of a tortilla: cheese, peppers, steak, cilantro, and red onion. Top again with a thin layer of cheese. Fold in half and grill in a panini press until ingredients are hot, tortilla is browned, and cheese is melted. Enjoy with salsa or guacamole.

Katie Goodman

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Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    Maria - April 13, 2009 @ 7:48 pm

    Love the colors! Great idea, we will have to make these!


  • 2
    Maris - April 14, 2009 @ 1:26 am

    Genius idea! So many brightly colored fresh-vegetables!


  • 3
    Tori - April 14, 2009 @ 2:23 am

    That looks like a simple-yet tasty recipe! Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to try this one for sure.


  • 4
    Lo - April 14, 2009 @ 3:59 pm

    This is a fantastic use for leftover fajita filling! Love it.


  • 5
    Amy - April 15, 2009 @ 2:08 pm

    I will say it again, you are a gifted photographer! Those look absolutely delicious- I am going to have to try those! We have a little Cuisinart Panini maker that has been gathering some dust in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing!


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