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Beef, Broccoli Rabe and Provolone Sandwich

Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Sandwich
Servings: 6
Author: Hip Foodie Mom


  • 1 pound broccoli rabe trimmed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil plus more for brushing
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6-8 slices of provolone cheese
  • 6-8 slices bread or rolls
  • 1 1/2 pounds sliced leftover beef tenderloin or deli roast beef
  • 1/4 cup sliced roasted red bell peppers
  • Dijon mustard


  • Preheat a panini press or griddle. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the broccoli rabe and cook until bright green, about 3 minutes. Drain well.
  • In a large skillet, heat the 1/4 cup of oil. Add the minced garlic, anchovy paste and crushed red pepper (if using) and cook over moderately high heat for 10 seconds. Add the broccoli rabe and season with salt and pepper (if desired). Cover and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli rabe is tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Layer 2 slices of provolone on the bottom of each slice of bread. Slather on some dijon mustard. Top with the broccoli rabe, beef, bell peppers and the remaining provolone. Close the sandwich and brush lightly with oil. Grill the sandwiches until toasted and the cheese is melted, about 7 minutes. Serve hot.