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  • Writer's pictureDairy Keen

Cuban Sandwich

Super Bowl is almost here, so time to party. I will be serving another Miami favorite recipe, a Cuban sandwich. This starts with a buttery sweet roll loaded with Roasted Pork, Ham, Swiss Cheese and don’t forget the pickles. You can also make smaller sandwiches with Hawaiian Sweet Rolls.

Cuban Sandwich

make 4 to 6 sandwiches

Marinate

1 teaspoon Salt

½ teaspoon Pepper

1 Tablespoon Cumin

1 Tablespoon dried Oregano

4 teaspoons minced garlic

2 Tablespoons Lime Juice

3 Tablespoons Orange Juice

1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

PORK

1 ½ pounds boneless pork shoulder roast

1 medium onion, cut into 8 pieces

1 Cup chicken broth

Sandwich

4-6 Sub-sandwich rolls

Dijon Mustard

8-12 slices of Swiss Cheese

Sliced pickles (Bread and Butter pickles are the best)

10 slices of Deli Ham

Olive Oil or melted butter


Combine the marinate ingredients into a plastic bag. Add the pork roast and let marinate in the refrigerator at least one hour or as long as 8 hours.

In a pressure cooker or insta-pot add the pork and the marinate, the onion, and the chicken broth. Bring up to pressure and cook for 20 minutes. Let pressure release on its own. When cool enough to handle, shred and slice the pork and discard the fat. Discard the broth too.

To assemble the sandwiches; Put mustard onto both sides of the bread, then pork, add the cheese, ham, and pickles. Brush the outside with olive oil or butter

You will now toast in a Panini press or if you don’t have one toast with 2 skillets: heat 2 large skillets or grill pans over medium heat. Brush the outside of the sandwich with olive oil. Place the sandwich into one of the heated pans and then place the bottom of the other hot pan on top of the sandwich. Weigh down the top pan by putting something heavy into the top pan. (I used 2 cans of tomatoes, but you could use a brick.) You want it to smash the sandwich while it cooks. Cook for 5 minutes and then flip to other side, and cook the other side, the bottom should be super-crispy. Serve while hot and the cheese is melty.

To make Gluten Free I went to Jersey Mike’s and bought a hoagie bun for me. There are also some Gluten-Free hoagie type buns at some stores.






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