Thursday, January 28, 2016

Cuban Sandwich

 Cuban Sandwich: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

This sandwich requires a bit of planning. Before you can make this delicious sandwich, you need to make the Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork. To make the pork it needs to marinate overnight before you can cook it. So if you want to make this sandwich, which you should cause it's delicious, you need to start at least 1 day before you want to enjoy the sandwich. I stated two days before, got the pork marinading on day 1, then cooked it on day 2, then made the sandwich on day 3. But it was well worth the extra planning.

Cuban Sandwich


  • 6- 6 inch soft baguettes
  • yellow mustard, to taste
  • 6 ounces ham, cooked
  • 3/4 pound sliced Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork
  • 8 ounces sliced Swiss cheese
  • sandwich sliced dill pickles

Cooking Directions

  1. Cut the baguettes in half lengthwise and toast the cut side in a dry skillet until starting to get toasted and golden brown.
  2. Spread all the toasted sides with yellow mustard.
  3. On the bottom half of the baguettes layer the pork, ham, Swiss cheese and pickles. Top with top half of baguette.
  4. Cook the sandwiches in either a dry skillet with another skillet on top to press the sandwiches down or use a sandwich maker or even an indoor grill that has a top and bottom grill plate.
  5. Cook until sandwich is warmed through and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes. If you are cooking in a skillet you will need to flip the sandwiches, cooking for 2-3 minutes on each side.

The original recipe calls for boiled ham that is cooked in a skillet until brown spots appear on each side. I had some leftover over ham from the holidays so I just used that.

The original recipe all called for buttering the baguettes before toasting, I choose not to do that and toasted them dry.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving

Calories 477

Total Fat


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Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 4.3%

Calcium 33% Iron 6.7%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.

*Adapted from: The Food Charlatan.

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