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Cuba is on my bucket list. Many, many years ago, I lived in Tabasco, Mexico. It was a short one-hour flight from Cuba. I had the opportunity to visit then but never did. I was young and very STUPID. There was a small group of Cubans who lived there. I loved their coffee, their food, the music. When I visited Tabasco earlier this year, my friend took me to a Cuban restaurant where I had an amazing Cuban Sandwich, or Sandwich Cubano. This is my humble attempt at making something that one day (knock on wood) I’ll taste in Havana.
Ralphs is have a Packaged Meat Flash Sale on Friday, September 9th. It’s only for 24 hours. 16 oz Oscar Mayer and Hillshire Farm Deli Favorites are on sale for $3.99 each, if purchased with card. So, plan ahead and get shopping. With my Hillshire Farm Deli Ham, I made this yummy delicious Cuban Sandwich. Yes, it was as good as it looks.
Ooey gooey melted cheese…. Need I say more?! I add two slices of Swiss cheese. One, because who can say no to more cheese? And two, because cheese acts like a glue. A Cuban Sandwich uses leftover pork – pork loin, pork chops, pulled pork. Then you add a few slices of ham from Ralphs Packaged Meat Flash Sale. If you add enough cheese, it will hold it all together in one big, mouthwatering, delicious masterpiece.
Traditionally, a Cuban Sandwich is made with Cuban bread rolls. I am using sliced bread… I’m sure there’s a Cuban grandmother shaking her finger at me right now, but the bread in my bread box was about to go bad. I hate wasting food. Let me rephrase that: I HATE WASTING FOOD. When I lived in Mexico, there was no waste. My uncle is a genius at reviving broken down things. That’s how I image Cuba to be. Innovative, creative, and breathtakingly beautiful. One day… one day…
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 slices bread
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 2 slices Swiss cheese
- 2 slices dill pickles thinly sliced
- ¼ cup leftover pork
- 2 slices Hillshire Farm Deli Ham
- Heat griddle on low heat.
- Butter one side of each bread.
- On the non-buttered side, add mustard, then cheese, pickles, pork, ham.
- Top with the bread, making sure the buttered side is up.
- Place buttered side of the sandwich on the griddle.
- Let cook for 4-5 minutes, checking often making sure it is not burning.
- Flip and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
- It is ready when the cheese has melted.
Kyla Matton Osborne (#RubyWriter)
Sounds tasty! And simple enough that you can just throw it together at lunchtime. I like that it’s no-fuss.
Me too. I’m a no-fuss kinda gal. 🙂
cubans are my fav!!! I haven’t had one in so long! I have to make one soon.
I hope you do! 🙂
my bf loves these but I’ve never tried making one for him – I will now, thank you!
He’s going to love you MORE if you make him one. 😀 So yummy!
yummy, I love cuban sandwiches, have never tried to make one myself.
They’re super easy to make too. Hope you try it!
YUM! Pinning this for lunch ideas! THANK YOU!
So so so yummy! Thanks for pinning. 🙂
This looks delicious!
Thank you! 🙂
Oh, yum! When we were in Miami this past July the first thing we looked for was a Cubano! Now I can just make it at home. Thanks for the recipe!
I’ve never been to Miami. You’re so lucky!
Kari (Happy Coconuts Travel Blog)
LOVE Cuban sandos!!! Have you seen the movie Chef? Makes me love them even more! YUM
I love that movie!
This looks so yummy!!! I’m pinning this:)
Thanks for pinning!
Super lunch Idea ! Pinned
Thanks for pinning. Definitely a good lunch option. 🙂
I love Cuban Sandwhiches. I would love to visit one day too. Can’t agree more with you on that cheese. Will pin! Thanks.
I like being cheesy. 😉
Looks so good! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I have yummed it for later!
Thank you! 🙂
My goodness I just ate lunch but you have me craving one of these now. I love Cuban sandwiches but I never had a recipe so I have never attempted making one myself. Can’t wait to try it out! Thanks
Hope you like it. This Cuban Sandwich recipe is a keeper!