Cuban Sandwich (Cubano Sandwich)


  • 1 loaf Cuban bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard or to taste
  • 1 pound roast pork Use my Pernil Recipe for this, or use Pulled Pork or pork tenderloin
  • 1 pound sliced ham glazed ham is great, or your favorite deli ham
  • 4 ounces Swiss cheese or more to your preference
  • 4 ounces sliced dill pickles or to taste


  1. Slice the bread in half lengthwise. Butter the bottom half with 2 tablespoon softened butter. Spread the mustard on the top half.
  2. Layer the sandwich with roast pork, sliced ham, Swiss cheese and dill pickles. Top the Cubano with the top bread slice
  3. Slather the remaining butter over both sides of the sandwich.
  4. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Grill the Cuban sandwich for 5-6 minutes per side, pressing it down very firmly with another pan or spatula to “press” it tightly, until warmed through and bread is nice and crispy.
  5. Remove, slice and serve.

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