Cubano Sandwich

  • prep time20 min
  • total time 58 min
  • serves 4

This delicious roast pork sandwich combines sweet, sour and spice! Courtesy of Tab Nguyen and Rob Ochsendorf of Rebel Heroes.

5 Ratings
Directions for: Cubano Sandwich


Cuban Roast Pork

4 lb(s) pork loin

12 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground black pepper

1 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed preferred)

Juice of two limes

1 tsp grated lime peel

1 cup minced onion

2 tsp oregano

½ cup olive oil

Rebel Heroes Cubano Sandwich

4 fresh, soft baguettes

1 lb(s) ham, sliced

1 lb(s) Rebel Heroes Roast Cuban pork, sliced

½ lb(s) Swiss cheese, sliced

Dill pickles, sliced

Yellow mustard



Cuban Roast Pork

1. Mix together garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir in olive oil, orange juice, lime juice, lime zest, onion, and oregano.

2. Pierce pork loin 8-10 times with a sharp knife or fork. Pour marinade over pork loin, place in food safe plastic bag, and put in refrigerator for 4-6 hours.

3. Roast the loin uncovered at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Baste periodically with marinade. Roast until completely cooked (160 degrees Fahrenheit), about 15-20 minutes per pound. Bring pan juices and marinade to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes. These juices add great flavor to the Cubano sandwich!

4. Let cool for at least 2 hours before slicing for the sandwich.

Rebel Heroes Cubano Sandwich

1. Preheat a griddle or large frying pan.

2. Cut the bread in half, spread a thin layer of mustard on both halves (mayo and/or juices from roast pork are optional) and make each sandwich with the ingredients stacked in this order: roasted pork, ham, cheese, and pickles.

3. Place the sandwich on a lightly greased hot griddle. Place a heavy skillet on top of the sandwich and press firmly to flatten. Grill the sandwiches for 2-3 minutes on each side, until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted.

4. Slice the sandwiches in half and serve.

See more: Hot and Spicy, Pork, Roast


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