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Classic Cuban Sandwich Recipe

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If you’ve ever had a traditional Cuban sandwich you know that they are so very basic, yet so very delicious.  Having bought them when out in cafe’s on many occasions I decided to see if I could create my own and came up with what I feel is the perfect combination.  While it does require a bit of planning ahead, it is well worth the work to create this Classic Cuban Sandwich for your family.  It’s also a great way to use up leftover pork roast from a family meal on Sunday.

Classic Cuban Sandwich Recipe

Classic Cuban Sandwich

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  • 2 Cups Pulled Pork (leftover slow cooked or purchased already cooked)
  • 6 Thick Slices Dietz & Watson Honey Ham
  • Honey Dijon Mustard (recipe below)
  • 6 Sliced Sandwich Pickles
  • 3 Slices Dietz & Watson Swiss Cheese
  • 1 Large Loaf Crusty Bread
  • Butter For Grill/Sandwich Press

Honey Dijon Mustard:

  • 2 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Teaspoon Honey
  • 2 Teaspoon Mayonnaise



In a small bowl mix together ingredients for Honey Dijon Mustard

Slice crusty bread in half and spread mustard on both sides

Classic Cuban Sandwich

Place pulled pork, then ham, then cheese, then pickles topping with second half of crusty bread.

If you have a sandwich press use it to create a nice flattened and heated through sandwich.  If not, melt butter in large skillet and use another clean skillet or pan to “flatten” sandwich while it cooks, turning once at 3-4 minutes.  Cook sandwich for a total of 6-8 minutes.

Classic Cuban Sandwich

This classic Cuban sandwich is perfect for having with a nice side of potato chips, potato salad or even your favorite macaroni salad.  While a classic seems to have just a hint of yellow mustard, we found the addition of a honey mustard made it more appealing for the kids in the house.  You can use simple yellow or Dijon mustard if you prefer.

Classic Cuban Sandwich

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Tuesday 1st of July 2014

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Tuesday 1st of July 2014

Thank you for linking up to Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday last week. As one of the co-hosts, I will be featuring your recipe on Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday this week on my site, Detours in Life. Congrats! Please stop by and grab a feature button when you get a chance.

Kimberly Lewis

Monday 30th of June 2014

Delicious! Yum. Pinned. Thanks again for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight. Lou Lou Girls


Saturday 28th of June 2014

My son would love this too! Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. Your post has been pinned to our board! Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on ! I hope to see you there!

Bill @thewoksoflife

Saturday 28th of June 2014

Cuban sandwiches are the best! Thanks for the simple recipe!

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