Cuban Pork Sandwich

My Cuban Pork Sandwich is a next level sandwich that is really simple to make. Decadent, delicious and definitely a recipe you should try.

Some preparation is required

Although my Cuban Pork Sandwich is very easy to make, you do need to do some preparation in advanced. You will need to make my Slow Cooker Cuban Pork ideally the day before you want to make this sandwich. You then not eat it all so you have leftovers to make this sandwich! 

My take on an authentic Cuban Pork Sandwich 

Cuban Sandwiches all have certain ingredients which makes them authentic. Most of them you will find in my recipe below. One ingredient I left out by choice, the other I had to substitute. 

In a truly authentic Cuban Sandwich you will find gherkins or pickles. Personally, these really aren’t for me so I left them out. If however you do like them, I would add a few to your sandwich before you toast it. 

The other ingredient I couldn’t find was authentic Cuban bread. Now this might not seem like a huge shock to you seeing as I don’t think Cuban cuisine is very well known here in the UK. It is similar to a French baguette but softer. I decided to use ciabatta as an alternative to the Cuban bread because it is readily available and has a soft crust. 

An easily adapted recipe 

Although I have obviously included quantities of ingredients in the recipe, it is just a guide. If you like more mustard, cheese or ham then add more. It is also hard to give exact quantities because slices of cheese and ham aren’t always the same size. So use this recipe more as a guide than exact rules. 

Half of one of the ciabattas would make a generous sized lunch. If you are feeling particularly hungry you could attempt to eat the whole thing.  

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Cuban Pork Sandwich

My Cuban Pork Sandwich is a next level sandwich that is really simple to make. Decadent, delicious and definitely a recipe you should try.

Course Lunch
Cuisine Cuban
Keyword Cuban Pork, Cuban Sandwich
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 660 kcal

Ingredients

  • 300 g Cuban Pork
  • 2 large ciabattas
  • 8 slices ham
  • 4 slices Emmental
  • 4 tsp Dijon Honey Mustard
  • spray oil

Instructions

  1. In a small frying pan, gently heat the Cuban pork to reduce any liquid

  2. Cut the ciabattas in half and spray with oil. Lightly toast on the inside on a griddle pan until you have golden brown lines

  3. Spread the Dijon honey mustard on both sides of the toasted ciabatta

  4. Spread the pork onto the bottom half of both of the ciabattas

  5. Add the emmental on top of the pork

  6. Lay the ham slices on top of the cheese and place the top on both ciabattas

  7. Spray the bottom of the ciabattas and add them to the griddle pan over a medium heat. Place a heavy bottomed pan on top of the ciabatta to press it down. If you have a panini press or table top grill, spray both sides and cook for 4-5 minutes until the cheese is melted

  8. After 3-4 minutes spray the top of the ciabatta and then carefully turn it over and press using the pan

  9. Cook for a further 3-4 minutes until the cheese is gooey and melted. Cut in half an serve

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is given as a guide only. 

Nutrition Facts
Cuban Pork Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 660 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 1846mg80%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 109g36%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 232IU5%
Calcium 225mg23%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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