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Need a healthier sandwich option that’s still big on flavor? Boom. Cinnamon Chili Pork, Sweet Potato, and Avocado Panini will totally rock your taste buds!
Well, it’s back to work for this guy. I know, I’m sure you are all soooo sorry for me.
Why do these weeks always fly by so fast? My grand plans for a whole lot of productivity this week ended up (as always) in getting side-tracked with anything and everything. Doh! Asheley and I did, at least, get the majority of the baby registry completed.
And ermagherd… I really had no clue how much stuff a baby “needs”. Jeez.
After hours and hours of researching infant carriers, convertible carseats, and baby monitors, a guy needs a sandwich. And my typical PB+J isn’t going to come close to cutting it.
But a legit panini? Now that’s what I’m talking about. This Cinnamon Chili Pork, Sweet Potato, and Avocado Panini is the real deal in the flavor department. Heck to the yes.
Since operation #stopbeingafatty is still in full effect (although I must admit this week off has been a bit indulgent in the eating department), a bit better-for-me meals is muy importante.
Luckily, these didn’t taste healthy. I packed in some serious flavor… a punch of cinnamon and chili in the pork. Roasted sweet potatoes and fresh avocado. And of course a little sharp cheddar for the critical meltability factor in the panini.
Grab this recipe for Cinnamon Chili Pork, Sweet Potato, and Avocado Panini over at the official Hamilton Beach blog, Everyday Good Thinking, where I’m guest posting today.
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And big thanks to Hamilton Beach, they are offering up a great giveaway of the same panini press I used in my kitchen: Panini Grill Gourmet Sandwich Maker! One Shared Appetite reader is going to win… you gotta be in it to win it! Make it happen 😉
Kevin | keviniscooking
Looking good here and I love how you dug out the bread center for more good filling stuff. Those roasted sweet potatoes were a nice touch.
You know it dude… more room in the sandwich for the fillings!
Nicole - Coking for Keeps
I can honestly say I’ve never see a panini quite like this! So unique and duh, ridiculously delicious looking!
Thanks Nicole 🙂
Dear. Operation #stopbeingafatty needs to happen over here as well. I spent all weekend baking and am on sugar overload. Good thing I’m going on vacation this weekend…
Hahahaha glad to know I’m not the only one!
I would make this recipe!
Earlier today Hamilton Beach shared this recipe on Facebook and I immediately clicked it. It reminds me of something I used to eat at a local fast food place – that’s not meant as an insult. It was a S. Louisiana chain that was really ahead of its time with quality food, so unfortunately it didn’t last long. They sold a wrap made with pork, sweet potatoes, cornbread dressing, and maybe something else. My friends and I still talk about it and this panini is the closet thing I’ve found.
So, I bookmarked it to make later, but didn’t see a giveaway; then tonight I was reading my favorite food blogs and saw this giveaway. When I clicked and saw the recipe I laughed. So yeah, I have stalked this recipe twice today!
Ooooo putting cornbread dressing in there sounds legit! Such a great idea. So glad you stopped by and entered the giveaway! Good luck!
You never cease to amaze me, Chris- These creations- No words. I thought I was being fancy adding three cheeses to a single grilled cheese..
Hahaha thanks Arman! …although 3 cheese grilled cheese sounds pretty fantastic right about now!
I like turkey sandwiches with peppers, onions, spinach, sprouts, cucumbers and hummus.
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)
I seriously want everything you make like all the time.
Hahahaha anytime you want to come on over and chow down is totally great in my book!
Jen at Baked by an Introvert
You always make the best recipes, Chris! Everything leaves me with a massive craving. I am drooling over this panini and all of the flavors you incorporated. Sounds incredible!
Thanks so much Jen 🙂
Ugh I should not be reading food blogs when I’m haaangry for dinner!! haha This looks soooo good. Sweet potato and avocado are two of my absolute favorites and with the pork???
LOL I do that all the time too… I’ll be looking at this amazing cake while eating an apple at my work computer. So not a good idea!
Seriously?! Avocado, sweet potato, and CINNAMON CHILI PORK? I’m about to swan-dive into this computer screen right here. These look soooo good!
Hi Chris, love this combination, pork with cinnamon….yum!!
Thanks so much Cheri! Much appreciated!
Shashi at RunninSrilankan
You are spot on – babies NEED tons of stuff! Before AND after they are born!
Btw, the stuffing sounds wonderful – I don’t think I could get around at actually making a panini with it as I’d probably just eat it with a spoon!
Hahaha I’m quickly learning how much then need Shashi!! It’s crazy!
Well, I do like the look of your recipe, but since you asked I might go sort of New Orleans style with fried shrimp and avocado.
Mmmmm sounds great!
This panini looks incredible, Chris! Digging out the center and stuffing it with that roasted sweet potato and avocado filling sound perfect! I can just imagine how flavorful that cinnamon chili pork is! This is one epic sandwich! Love it!
I’m all about extra fillings! Epic indeed!
Now after this panini I think I’ve seeing all in this world… 🙂
oh my gawd, Chris! this panini looks sooooooo good!!! I’ve always wanted a panini grill!!! I would make a caprese panini!!!!
Hahaha thanks Alice! Yea, panini grills are pretty sweet! Hope you win!
LOVING the unique flavors of this dish Chris, so creative!!! pinned 🙂
Thanks Christine 🙂
I think one reason my husband is so hesitant to have a baby is because of all the things such a tiny person would need!! These paninis sounds so amazing and so creative! I love all the delicious flavors you packed into them, especially the cinnamon!
Thansk Izzy! I know, it’s crazy how much this little baby needs!!!
Pork and cinnamon. Now this is a samba. Alllll the yes. Amazing. Want!!! 🙂
Hahaha oh yea!