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Cuban Sandwich

This Cuban Sandwich is simple and extremely tasty. It combines ham, pork, Swiss cheese, mustard, and dill pickles on Cuban bread that has been pressed. Living in South Florida for years, I have a few places I migrate to enjoy one of my favorites. Today we decided to make them at home and share the simple recipe and method with you!

 

#Cuban Sandwich, Cuban Pressed Sandwich, #Mixito

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia has been quoted here: The Cuban is a variation of a ham and cheese initially created in cafes catering to Cuban workers in the early Cuban immigrant communities of Florida: Key West and Ybor City, Tampa. Later on, Cuban exiles and expatriates brought it to Miami, where it is also still trendy. The Sandwich is made with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, dill pickles, mustard, and sometimes salami on Cuban bread.

In April 2012, the “Historic Tampa Cuban Sandwich” was designated as the “signature sandwich of the city of Tampa” by Tampa’s city council.

 

 

 

Ingredients needed:

  • One loaf Cuban bread
  • Two tablespoons butter
  • One pound ham, sliced
  • One pound Cuban roasted pork, sliced
  • 1/2 pound Swiss cheese, sliced
  • Sliced dill pickles

 

 

Method

  1. Preheat sandwich press or Panini maker.
  2. Cut the bread into sections about 8 inches long. Cut these in half and spread butter on both the inside halves. In this order, arrange your four sandwiches, pickles, roasted pork, ham, and cheese. 
  3. Place on the sandwich press, carefully place the sandwich press lid down on top of the Sandwich. Cook for about 4 minutes. Slice diagonally.

 

 

 

 

4.67 from 9 votes
#Cuban Sandwich, Cuban Pressed Sandwich, #Mixito
Cuban Sandwich
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
28 mins
 

This Cuban Sandwich is simple and extremely tasty. It combines ham, pork, Swiss cheese, mustard, and dill pickles on Cuban bread that has been pressed.

Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: Cuban Sandwich
Servings: 4 servings
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf Cuban bread
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 pound Spanish ham sliced
  • 1 pound Cuban roasted pork sliced
  • 1/2 pound Swiss cheese sliced
  • Sliced dill pickles
Instructions
  1. Preheat sandwich press or Panini maker.

  2. Cut the bread into sections about 8 inches long. Cut these in half and spread butter on both the inside halves. 

  3.  In this order, arrange your four sandwiches, pickles, roasted pork, ham, and cheese

  4. Place on the sandwich press, carefully place the sandwich press lid down on top of the Sandwich. Cook for about 4 minutes. Slice diagonally.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Sarah Bates
    June 18, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    I’m so excited that you posted this recipe! We love Cuban sandwiches and my son has been asking me to make them, but I’ve never done it before at home. I can’t wait to try this recipe out soon!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 19, 2014 at 2:16 pm

      The recipe is simple and easy for Cuban Sandwiches and even if you do not have a press—you can make them—they actually would be more authentic !

  • Reply
    Ronda Eagle
    May 22, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    When I lived in Florida, there was a Cuban restaurant in the mall that made fresh pressed sandwiches. It was a favorite treat of mine to get a fresh made deli sandwich from them… now I can make them at home in SC where were have literally no restaurants of this nature! Thanks for sharing this!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 22, 2014 at 6:54 pm

      I love Cubans and they are so simple!!! Let me know how yours turn out!!

  • Reply
    Joanne T Ferguson
    May 20, 2014 at 8:59 am

    G’day! This looks terrific and I could go for one right now! Love Cuban foods!
    Cheers! Joanne

  • Reply
    Stephanie Pass
    May 20, 2014 at 4:56 am

    That looks delicious! My husband frequently orders cuban sandwiches at delis, but I’ve never had one. This is making me change my mind!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 20, 2014 at 5:50 am

      Omg Stephanie, you have to try a bite if his next time! They are so good!!

  • Reply
    Nicole Neverman
    May 20, 2014 at 12:36 am

    That really does look extremely tasty! Sounds like a great combination 🙂

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