Cuban Sandwiches

Our family LOVES sandwiches! And while going to grab a quick one at a fast food sandwich shop is always convenient, for dinner we always want something with a little more substance. I recently tried a recipe for Cuban sandwiches. I have never made them before so I was a little nervous, but they worked out great! I made extra of the meat mixture so we can have a quick and easy meal down the road. I just freeze the leftovers. Here’s the recipe:

4 sandwich buns (I went for torta buns)

1 1/2lb pork roast (cut the roast into chops, then cut into 1 inch strips)

1 lb ham (I used frozen leftover ham from Christmas)

Yellow mustard

Swiss cheese – sliced

Sliced pickles (I opted for the zesty & spicy ones to add a bit of a kick to the sandwich)

In a large pan, heat up 1 TBSP canola oil. When the oil is hot, add sliced pork roast. Season with salt & pepper. When the pork is cooked all the way, add the ham to warm. Slice sandwich buns. Put mustard on both sides of the bread, along with 1-2 slices of Swiss cheese. In our family, the more cheese the merrier! Then add about 1/2 c. of the meat mixture. Place sandwiches in a warmed up cast iron pan, then place something heavy on top. I used another cast iron pan. Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Once headed all the way through and your cheese is melty, remove from pan, cut in half, and serve! This is great served with a side of fries or a nice green salad.


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