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Cubano sandwiches hot off the grill
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Grilled Cuban Sandwich

Got leftover pulled pork? Do yourself a favor and make this Cubano sandwich recipe. You'll be so thankful you did.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: leftover pulled pork
Servings: 4
Calories: 1275kcal
Author: David Gafford

Equipment

  • grill
  • 2 cast iron pans

Ingredients

  • 1 orange juiced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 Tb. light brown sugar
  • 1 Tb. chili powder
  • 8 oz pulled pork
  • 1 loaf Cuban bread
  • ¼ c. yellow mustard
  • 6 slices swiss cheese
  • 6 slices deli ham
  • 2 whole dill pickles thinly sliced
  • 2 Tb butter melted

Instructions

  • To make the mojo sauce, combine orange juice, lime juice, sugar, and chili powder in a small saucepan and simmer for about 10 minutes over medium heat until it begins to reduce and thicken slightly.
  • Stir leftover pulled pork into the sauce to evenly coat.
  • Cut the loaf of bread in half (to make two long sandwiches that will later be cut in half after cooking). Then slice each in half to open up and begin building the sandwiches.
  • Spread mustard on the top and bottom of each sandwich. Begin with a layer of Swiss cheese slices on the bottom of the sandwich.
  • Add slices of ham to the bottom half of the sandwich and then pile the pork over that.
  • Layer dill pickle slices over the pork, followed by an additional layer of cheese. Then finish with the other half of the bread.
  • Use a pastry brush to paint melted butter on the outside (top and bottom) of each sandwich.
  • Heat your grill up to about 400°, preheating two cast iron pans to get them good and hot. (We used a pizza pan and a skillet.)
  • Place the sandwiches down between the two cast iron pans. Use heat proof gloves to push down on the top pan to press the sandwich. You'll want to be sure the cheese is melted before removing it from the grill but it will likely only take about 90 seconds before it's good to go.
  • Slice each sandwich in half and serve right away.

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Notes

If you would rather skip the cast iron on the grill, these sandwiches could also be prepared using a panini press.

Nutrition

Calories: 1275kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 80g | Saturated Fat: 42g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1727mg | Potassium: 638mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 1778IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 409mg | Iron: 5mg