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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

  • 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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In 1939, Gottlieb Dietz set out to produce the tastiest deli meats in the Philadelphia area. Today, Dietz & Watson is one of the largest preparers of premium deli meats and artisan cheeses, offering over 500 products. But they’re most proud of what hasn’t changed: they’re still a family owned & operated business, now in its 4th generation. After 75 years, the Dietz & Watson family is still passionate about what they do best—providing fresh and delicious deli products, from their family to yours.

Whats your favorite picnic sandwich?

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