Steak and Bacon Panini with Guacamole

I love when this happens.


You know, when your leftovers go straight Rock Star.

I was just trying to use up some leftover flank steak the other day, and I was starving.

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Starving = Your Food Will Taste Amazing.

I don’t even remember what I made with the flank steak the night before.

Don’t judge.

But, the steak was so.much.better. than the night before. I won’t lie, this was a cheap cut of meat. The cheaper the meat, the more difficult it is to make tender. But, I sprinkled it with salt, simmered it in a little beef broth, covered and simmered it on low for about 20 minutes.


It sliced like buttah and made one hell of a panini.

Steak and Bacon Panini with Guacamole


  • 4 pieces white sandwich bread (or wheat, or rye, or whatever your favorite is)
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1/4 lb. flank steak, done, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked
  • 1/4 cup guacamole (you know how to make this)
  • 2 slices Muenster cheese
  • BBQ sauce for dipping


  • Heat a panini maker over medium high heat and spray with nonstick spray (also spray the top of the panini maker).
  • Brush one side of each piece of bread with butter.
  • Add one piece of bread to the bottom of panini grill and layer steak, tomatoes, bacon, guacamole and cheese.
  • Add another slice of bread and close the panini maker.
  • Grill until done.
  • Dip in BBQ sauce.


This was so good – like, I can’t describe it good. Nobody was home at the time and I had no witnesses to this insanity.


The Muenster cheese is a key element here. Don’t skimp on it.



Oh, and the BBQ sauce.

This is crazy deliciousness.


  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. ATasteOfMadness

    It’s so true, and I am STARVING right now! Even if I wasn’t, I think I would eat a plate full of these, this looks SO good!

  2. LydiaF

    You did a great job with the photos. I literally salivated…guess I need to make lunch, but it will be a lame lunch compared to your magnificent Panini 😉

  3. Jess

    YUMMY! Looks delicious! 🙂

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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