A good Cuban is a thing of glory.  Spicy mustard, roasted pork, smoky ham, tangy pickle, luscious cheese.   What’s not to love?   Easily in the top 5 of the sandwich pantheon.

I make mine the next day after using the extras from Pork Tenderloin w/ Mustard Sauce or from Garlicky Cuban Pork Sliders.  Either will fit the roasted pork bill.


Mise en Place
Staples Meats
Sub Bread Roast Pork Tenderloin, sliced thin
Dill Pickles, sliced really thin Smoked Ham
Swiss Cheese
Dijon Mustard
Melted Butter

Equipment
1 Skillet or Griddle on medium
Tin Foil
Something flat and heavy
Pastry brush

Directions
Step Action
1 Slice bread, trench out inside of bread, leaving you with the crusty shell
2 Slather mustard on both sides of the bread
3 Lay slices of swiss on both sides of the bread
4 On the top side, lay out roast pork, on the bottom side, lay out ham. How much depends on you.
5 Place pickle slices on top of ham
6 Fold the sandwich together
7 Pull sheet of tin foil per sandwich, big enough so you can fully wrap the sandwich.
8 Place the sandwich in the middle of the foil sheet, brush butter on the top of the sandwich.
9 Roll the sandwich over, butter the bottom of the sandwich, and then wrap it in foil
10 Put the sandwich on the griddle, and then put the something heavy on top. If making a bunch of sandwiches, you can put a sheet pan on top of them and then the something heavy on top of that.
11 Cook 4 minutes, flip cook 4 minutes more
12 Unwrap, slice, and serve
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