It’s British Sandwich Week! While there are numerous ways to create a sandwich from cold to hot, toasted to not, the list is endless as much as the fillings. My personal favorite has always been a toastie. A cheese toastie with apricot jam on top. I grew up eating these for after school snacks and lunches on the weekends.
I thought since it’s British Sandwich Week I would mix it up a bit and take my new toastie recipe international. I gave my toastie a spin that has come out my new favorite toasted sandwich. Mexican Taco Toasties to be exact. The idea came to me while eating tacos that I had too much left over taco beef from our family taco night. Normally, I make it into chilli but this time I took my love for tacos and toasted sandwiches and I merged them together.
Out came a spicy, juicy, taco mixed toasted panini packed full of onions, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, salsa, cheese, and guacamole to dip. The crunch of the toasted panini really adds to the Mexican fillings inside it. I dipped mine in a little sour cream too. It was a lovely change from normal tacos or normal toasted sandwiches.
Mexican Taco Toasties
- Freshly baked paninis x 4 bakery
- 500 g Mince Beef cooked
- 1 pkg Taco Seasoning
- 1 red onion
- 10 cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup spinach lettuce, or mixed salad
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 1/2 cup guacamole for dipping
- 1/2 cup sour cream for dipping
Cut paninis in half
Cook mince with taco seasoning according to package directions in small skillet
Dice tomatoes and onions, in quarters
Layer cooked taco beef, on bottom half panini, spoon a tablespoon or two of salsa on to beef
Place a few green leaves/spinach/lettuce/mixed salad of your choice and few onions too
Top with grated cheese and close sandwich with top of panini
Place sandwich in your Breville sandwich press or grill until cheese is all melted
Use guacamole and sour cream to dip in your Mexican Taco Toastie
Use left over taco beef from taco night. Want it more spicy, add chilli flakes to your beef. Options are endless.
I have teamed up with Breville and their amazing 3 Slice DuraCeramic Sandwich Press. I have owned other toastie machines in the pass but this one takes toasted sandwiches to a whole new level. From your regular toastie to toasted paninis and ciabatta sandwiches too. One of the kids’ favorite new sandwiches to make in our new press is a toasted bagel sandwich. You don’t have to worry about how much you want to pack into your toasties for fear of fillings spilling out all over the place. As you can see here I packed my Mexican Taco Toasties with a variety of fillings making it a tasty and juicy delight. If it spills it’s easy to clean, no problem.
This sandwich press is so easy to use and so easy to clean. This is a huge bonus for our family as we are constantly on the go and busy. I love the nonstick ceramic where even the cheesiest toasties are only one whip away from clean. It has a low, medium, or high feature which is a great feature depending on the style of sandwich you are pressing. I find that normal bread is better on low whereas your ciabatta and panini breads work better on medium or high. I love my toasties nice and crispy. It can be stored up right or flat which I think is fab feature, saving on cupboard space.
My big rave is that this press is so versatile. I can throw the kids bagels on it with any ingredients imaginable and in seconds it’s toasted. Put together a panini for my husband and a chicken quesadilla for myself all is a matter of minutes. With a family of four and taste buds that differ we need quick, easy, and versatile to spend more time together eating and chatting than in the kitchen cooking and cleaning.
What kind of toasted sandwiches will you be making this week to celebrate British Sandwich Week? Will you take your creativity to the next level or make some British classics?
What do you think of my taco spin on my new Mexican Taco Toasties? Why not pin this for later too! I would love you to try it. Don’t forget to tag me in @letstalkmommy on social media if you have a go yourself. I love seeing everyone’s variations of my recipes.
Hayley Smith says
I definitely shouldn’t read your blog whilst hungry Jenny, the food always looks so good and I love the sound of these! Pretty much all I can think about now 🙂 I love toasties and panninis too, they are always such great comfort food.
These look great Jenny! We regularly have tacos as they are a big favourite in our house. I miss bread and paninis and if I could still have them I’d be all over these! xx
Oh my goodness Jenny they sounds so tasty! I love your styling. But oh my goodness a cheese toasty with jam? Interesting but I may have to try it! You should try a welsh rarebit, its a life changer! #WRC x x
Heledd - Running in Lavender says
Well hellooo taco toasties!!! These look right up my street and that press looks fab. I’ve suddenly got a graving for a toasted cheese sandwich : )
Pamela | Life With Munchers says
I’ve always wanted a sandwich toaster! Is there anything better than melted cheese?! I’m not a fan of mince, but I love this idea and I’d maybe swap it for chicken pieces xx
This is such a good idea!! I always make extras, so this would be a great way to use it all up. I’m a huge toasty fan too, they’re the ultimate comfort food for me. Well, that and mounds of pasta or pizza. No wonder I’m not thin anymore Xxx