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Cuban (Cubano) Sandwich - Recipe

Juicy meats and melted cheese layered within crispy, toasted Cuban bread create a favorite sandwich for any season. If you enjoy this Cuban sandwich, you may also like our Grilled Cuban Sandwich. Leftover ham works great in these recipes.
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Cuban (Cubano) Sandwich Recipe
  • Cut ham into thin slices. Cut a dill pickle into narrow slices, or use pre-cut slices Cut cheese into thin slices
  • Slice bread bun in half lengthwise, or if using a French bread roll, cut lengthwise to make a 6 inch length.  Lightly butter inside of each bread slice. On buttered side, layer ingredients starting with the pickles, then the roast pork, ham (1 to 2 slices), and the cheese on top.
  • Pre-heat sandwich grill or a griddle pan large enough to hold 1 or 2 sandwiches. Spray cooking oil on grill or pan surfaces.  Place sandwich(es) in grill or pan and flatten sandwich by either closing grill lid, or if using an open pan, place a meat press, such as a bacon press, over top of sandwich. A heavy object such as a brick wrapped in tin foil can be used to compress the bread, meat, and cheese.
  • Grill sandwiches 2 to 3 minutes per side, removing when cheese melts and outsides of bread are golden brown.
  • Slice sandwiches in half and serve
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1
- Cuban bread bun or substitute French bread roll (not a baguette) or a Kaiser roll
-1 pound roasted pork shredded - boneless center loin is suggested
-1/2 pound baked ham - a mild and sweet flavored ham
-1/4 pound Swiss cheese
- dill pickle slices
-3 tablespoons butter