Cuban Sandwich How To

Some people think that a Cuban sandwich is a great way to use leftover pulled pork. But I see this magical sandwich as an excuse to make twice as much pulled pork as a I need. The crispy bread, tangy mustard, acidic pickles and sweet, juicy pork make for the most delightful way to use up leftovers and may be the entire reason you roast a pork shoulder to begin with! Need a foolproof pulled pork recipe? Try this one: The Only Recipe You Need for Pulled Pork.

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Things You'll Need

  • 2 (8-inch) sections of Cuban bread, split lengthwise

  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard

  • 4 slices Swiss Cheese

  • 4-6 thinly sliced pickle slices

  • 8 ounces cooked ham, thinly sliced

  • 6 ounces pulled pork

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Step 1

Spread mustard on the inside of each piece of bread.

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Step 2

Add cheese to each slice of bread, then top with ham, pulled pork, and pickles. Sandwich the halves together.

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Want to up the flavor even more? Add some sliced salami!

Step 3

Add the sandwiches to a grill pan off heat (this will help the cheese to melt better before the bread cooks too much). Or if you have a panini press, feel free to use that instead!

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Step 4

Add a heavy skillet to the top of the sandwiches, press down firmly. Add to medium high heat, cooking until the underside has thick grill marks and the cheese starts to melt.

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Step 5

Flip over and repeat for the other side. Remove from pan, slices and serve.

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