Do you remember my slow cooker Cuban pork recipe? Well I recently cooked a pork shoulder and after we ate delicious carnitas tacos, I used some of the leftover pork to make Cuban sandwiches.
A Cuban sandwich is like a ham and cheese on steroids. And by steroids, I mean roasted (or slow cooked) pork and pickles! I’ve mentioned my love of acid and of pickles on the blog, but truth be told, I love sweet pickles best– bread and butter all the way!
If you don’t have a panini maker or sandwich press, you can also use a heavy bottomed skillet and some canned food to press down the sandwich. Even if you don’t flatten your Cuban sandwich, it will be just as delicious!
makes 4 sandwiches
4 hoagie rolls
2 tablespoons mustard
1/4 pound Cuban pork
1/4 pound deli ham, thinly sliced
1/4 pound Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
12 thin pickle slices
Slice the bread in half and lay open and spread each side with the mustard. Divide the ingredients evenly among hoagie rolls. Close up the sandwiches. Heat your panini maker or sandwich press. Place the sandwiches inside, press down and grill until the cheese is melted and the bread is flat and browned, approximately 10 minutes. Serve warm.