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Cuban Sandwich

Spice Islands®

Cuban Sandwich


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

8 servings


1 tablespoon Cuban Spice (see recipe)

1-1/2 tablespoons Spice Islands® Cracked Black Pepper

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Minced Garlic

1-1/2 pounds boneless pork loin

1/4 cup water

8 each soft Kaiser rolls, split

1/4 cup yellow mustard

16 slices dill pickle

16 slices thinly sliced ham

8 slices Swiss cheese


Combine Cuban Spice, cracked black pepper and minced garlic. Rub onto surface of pork roast. Place roast in a covered baking dish. Add water to bottom of pan. Bake at 35°0F for 1 hour, 15 minutes or until roast is cooked through. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Using 2 forks, shred pork roast. Stir shredded pork into pan juices.

To assemble sandwiches: Spread mustard on rolls, top with spiced pork, sliced ham, dill pickles and Swiss cheese. Press sandwiches together lightly.

Heat large skillet. Add several sandwiches; top with another heavy pan to press sandwiches down. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, until roll is toasted.  Flip and cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes until roll is toasted and cheese has melted.  Serve immediately or hold in a warm oven.

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