Cuban Sandwiches

Bring a taste of Miami to the table with this flavor-packed recipe.

Cuban Sandwiches
Makes 4
  • ¼ cup yellow mustard
  • 1 loaf Cuban bread, cut into 5-inch pieces and split lengthwise
  • 1 pound sliced Swiss cheese
  • 2 cups Roasted Pork (recipe follows)
  • 1 pound sliced deli ham 12 sliced dill pickles
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Roasted Pork
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 (6- to 8-pound) pork shoulder
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  1. Spread mustard on cut sides of each bread loaf. Layer cheese, Roasted Pork, ham, and pickles evenly on each loaf.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Place sandwiches in skillet and top with a second skillet to press flat. Cook, turning halfway through, until golden brown and cheese is melted, about 6 minutes per side. Slice each sandwich in half.
Roasted Pork
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly spray a 13×9-inch dish with cooking spray.
  2. Arrange onion and garlic in prepared pan.
  3. Rub pork with salt, cumin, and pepper. Place on top of onions and garlic.
  4. Bake until golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°, about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Let rest for 30 minutes before slicing.