I’m alive!  Barely!  I have been fighting an ear infection since early Friday morning.  I can’t remember the last time I was this sick… I slept all day Friday and all day Saturday.  The only reason I dragged myself out of bed on Sunday was to work on homework.  But, I definitely wanted to share this recipe for S.O.B. Panini this week!  And, you can most definitely make this just like a grilled cheese in a skillet if you don’t have a panini maker!

Now, you might be wondering why it is called an S.O.B.  When Nana and I went to Arizona, we ate at this diner on Route 66 that offered an S.O.B.  I asked what it was and the waitress said, “Honey, when you bite into it, you will say ‘son-of-a-…'”  Of course, I had to try it.  And then recreate it.  Basically, it is just a roast beef sandwich, mozzarella cheese and hot jalapenos.  No mild peppers here.  It has to live up to it’s name!  Don and I have tried different versions since the Route 66 version, but this one by far is the best.  Enjoy.

S.O.B. Panini | Mini Van Dreams

S.O.B. Panini

Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 2
Chef Julia - www.minivandreams.com


  • 4 large slices sourdough bread
  • 8 ounces roast beef
  • 8 slices Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 jar HOT pickled jalapenos
  • 2 Tablespoons butter


  1. Spread butter on one side of a slice of bread. Place on panini maker or in skillet over medium heat.
  2. Layer two slices of cheese on top of bread. Top with several jalapenos.
  3. Layer 4 ounces of roast beef on top of jalapenos.
  4. Layer more jalapenos on top of roast beef.
  5. Add two more slices of cheese.
  6. Spread butter on a second slice of bread. Top sandwich with bread, butter side up.
  7. Follow panini maker instructions to grill sandwich, or allow to brown slightly in skillet (4-5 minutes) then flip over and continue to cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  8. Continue with second sandwich.
Nutrition Facts
S.O.B. Panini
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.