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Cuban Sandwich Recipes

Cuban Sandwich Recipes

True 'Latino' Cuban sandwiches are the most popular ham and cheese sandwiches available in Miami, Florida. If your taste buds have been enticed by these mouth-watering sandwiches, it's time you try making one at home. Take a look at some delicious recipes in the following article.
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'Cubano' or Cuban sandwich is a type of delicious sandwich prepared with ham, pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, and Cuban bread. It is a popular meal in Florida, and is loved for its crispy texture and flavorful pork. However, there are several variations of the same. Let's take at some mouth-watering recipes that you can try out.

Cuban Pork Sandwich

  • Bread (preferably Cuban bread, although you can also use Italian or French bread)
  • Roast pork
  • Ham, sliced
  • Dill pickles, sliced thinly
  • Swiss cheese, sliced thinly
Method of Preparation
Prepare the Cuban sandwich by cutting the bread length-wise in half. Layer the bread with the roast pork, ham, pickles, cheese, and top it with the other slice of bread. Now, brush a little butter to the hot sandwich grill and grill your sandwich. Remove when crispy and golden brown. Your homemade Cuban sandwich is ready!

Best Recipe for Cuban Sandwiches

  • 1 lb boneless pork tenderloin
  • ½ tablespoon ground cumin
  • ½ tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 long Cuban roll
  • Dijon mustard
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
Method of Preparation
Use salt, pepper, cumin, and oregano to season the pork. Set the pressure cooker over low-medium heat and add olive oil. Braise the pork by adding garlic, chili pepper, onion, orange juice, lime juice, chicken stock, and bay leaves. Secure the lid of the pressure cooker and cook well for about 25 minutes. Once done, let the juices cool. Now, split the bread in half and layer the sandwich with mustard, cheese, ham, and pork. Add a little of the pork-braising liquid and onions on top. Keep the sandwich in a sandwich press called 'plancha', and toast it lightly. Serve and enjoy your sandwiches.

Number of Servings: 4-6
Preparation time: 40 minutes.

While preparing your sandwiches, you can add more of mustard, cheese, ham, pork, or pickles according to your taste preference. Additionally, you can also add lettuce, tomatoes, salami, mayonnaise, etc. They are not part of the authentic recipe, but there's no harm in innovating. You can serve the sandwich hot or cold, according to your preference. Try dishing out one for yourself, and enjoy your lovely Cuban sandwich!