The Cubano Recipe

Have a fiesta any day with a hearty Cubano sandwich.
  • Ready in: 10 hours
  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 9 hours, 55 minutes
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  • Servings: Makes 6 servings

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  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 1½ cups no-pulp orange juice
  • 1 packet Cuban Slow Cooker Sauce Mix
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1½ tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 6 Bolilla rolls or 1 (16 ounce) loaf French bread (not baguette), cut into 6 sections
  • 12 slices Swiss cheese
  • 6 slices black forest ham
  • 6-12 dill pickle sandwich slices
  • Softened butter or olive oil

cooking methods

  • Stovetop


  1. Place pork roast in a 3-quart or larger slow cooker. In small bowl, combine orange juice and Cuban Slow-Cooker Sauce Mix. Pour over pork. Cook on LOW 8-10 hours or HIGH 6-8 hours or until roast falls apart easily with a fork. Shred.
  2. In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard and Garlic Garlic Seasoning. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to assemble.
  3. Preheat panini press*. Cut each section of bread in half horizontally. Spread 6 bottom halves with half the mayo mixture. Top with 6 slices cheese, pulled pork, ham slices, pickles and remaining 6 slices cheese. Spread remaining mayo mixture on remaining bread. Place on top of sandwiches.
  4. Spread both sides of sandwiches with butter or brush with oil. Place sandwiches in press, in batches, if needed, and press sandwiches until cheese is melted and desired doneness.
Makes 6 servings.

Serve with Wahoo! Fries & Dipping Sauce recipe.

Wine Pairing: Pinot Noir

Make Ahead: Cuban pulled pork and mayo mixture can be prepared and refrigerated up to 1 day ahead.

*Note: A skillet with a heavy weight such as a second skillet can be used in place of a panini press.

Nutrition per Serving:
870 Total Fat: 56g Sat. Fat: 22g Cholest: 170mg Sodium: 1,690mg Carbs: 45g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 10g Protein: 49g

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sandwich This was a new recipe made it with the wahoo fries my family loved them both a must try if you want a great meal.
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast/Easy/Delicious! Crockpot the pork, then put in individual bags in the freezer for later use. Pull out one of the bags of shredded pork and put together a simple, delicious and "something different" meal in about 10 minutes. REALLY! Serve with a salad and you are good to go!
Date published: 2018-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a Mouthful! This sandwich has so much flavor going on. I'd have to say it was as good as some Cubans I've had in restaurants. The Cuban seasoning is such a hit with my family. The left over meat was great in my salads too.
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Cuban Sandwich! Made this tonight for dinner for my family and got the most enthusiastic response! I couldn't make them fast enough with my panini maker! Excellent flavors that pop in your mouth with each bite! Wish I could give it more stars!!
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Cuban! I made this on Saturday for the family. We have family in Florida and they take us to a great little Cuban place that has an amazing sandwich every time we go down. This slow cooker sauce and sandwich is absolutely amazing. Now I can make a Cuban anytime I want. You too can have this delicious Cuban anytime. be sure to grab your box.
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious Cuban Sandwich! Lots of flavor! Perfect combination of pulled pork, ham and Swiss cheese! I used Rye Bread. Will definitely make it again!
Date published: 2018-08-16
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