I will admit there is a lot of preparation that goes into this panini. I created this as a surprise for my other half because I just wanted to do something fun for him!
Full time 45 minutes
For caramelized onions:
1 large white onion, sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 lb. (6 thin sliced) skillet steaks
1 tbsp Bada seasoning
4 oz thin sliced blue cheese
4-6 slices potato bread (or rye bread)
Starting with onions. In a saute pan combine onions, olive oil, sugar, and salt. Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until they have become soft and golden in color, this takes roughly 10-12 minutes.
Once onions are done remove from pan and return pan to heat to get it hot. Season steaks on both sides with Bada seasoning.
Cook/Sear in pan for 2 minutes per side.
Now gather your parts to create your panini. Start by getting panini grill heated.
Here is a close up of how thin you will want the blue cheese.
Place bread on panini grill.
Top with two-three pieces of steak.
Top with cheese.
Top with onions.
Top with bread.
Press and let cook for 5-8 minutes.
When cooked you should have a nice golden sear on the outside of the bread.