Spicy Breakfast Paninis

We have a constant debate in our house. While I'm a huge fan of breakfast for dinner, Andy claims that items of food can be eaten for any meal of the day, and that breakfast is the time of day you eat and not designated by the foods. 

Either way, I'm a huge fan of brinner and enjoying meals that would typically be eaten first thing in the morning for dinner. It probably can be blamed on the fact that most days I'm stuck eating something for breakfast that can be consumed from behind a desk. I gotta make my egg sandwiches, quiche, pancakes, etc. when I can.

These spicy breakfast paninis were perfect for the end of our Monday. Quickly thrown together and just a combination of whatever items we had in the fridge, Andy boldly claimed that they made up for all the bad things that happened that day because #Monday.

So where do you stand? Do you call it breakfast for dinner, or #brinner as I prefer, or do you side with Andy on breakfast is the type of food and not the time of day eaten?

Spicy Breakfast Panini
*Makes one sandwich

  • 2 slices of bread of choice (Andy had sourdough, I used Ezekiel)
  • 1/2 avocado, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 slice pepper jack cheese
  • 1 turkey sausage link, sliced into long thin slices
  • handful of spinach
  • sliced jalapeno 
  • 1 tbs butter
  1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, warm up your sausage. 
  2. While your sausage cooks, begin assembling your sandwich. Spread the mashed avocado over the inside of each slice of bread. Place your cheese on one side of the avocado, and top with the sausage once it's cooked.
  3. In the same skillet you heated the sausage in, cook your eggs over easy. Once the eggs are cooked, add them to your sandwich.
  4. Top the eggs with the jalopenos and spinach. Place the other slice of bread on top.
  5. Melt your butter in the microwave. Once fully melted, spread it on the top slice of bread. 
  6. Add your sandwich to your warm panini maker, butter side down (If you don't have a panini maker, a hot skillet works too). Cook until both sides are browned.