"Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements."--Marcel Boulestin

Cuban Pork Sandwiches Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Cuban Pork Sandwiches is from The "I'M NOT A COOK" cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!



1/2 c. orange juice
1/2 c. lemonade
1/2 c. finely chopped onions
1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. minced garlic
2 Tbsp. dried oregano
2 Tbsp. lime juice

1 boneless pork loin roast (about 2 lbs), trimmed of excess fat
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
French rolls or crusty Cuban rolls
butter, softened
Swiss cheese
Deli Ham
Dill pickle slices

Whisk the marinade ingredients in a medium bowl. Place the roast in a large, resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag to distribute the marinade. Place in bowl and refrigerate for 4-6 hours, turning occasionally.

Remove the roast from the bag and discard the marinade. Pat dry with paper towels and allow to stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before grilling. Season with salt and pepper. Sear over direct medium heat until well marked, about 10 minutes, turning once. Continue grilling over indirect medium heat until the internal temperature reaches 155, about 35-45 minutes. Transfer to a carving board and cover loosely with foil. Let rest about 10 minutes. Slice crosswise as thinly as possible. (I use my electric knife..it's much easier.)

Just before serving, split the rolls, spread the inside of each roll with butter and grill to toast. Layer each roll with Swiss cheese, ham, pickle slices, and sliced roast pork

If you have a panini maker, grill the sandwiches in it to flatten and grill. If not, flatten the sandwiches on a cutting board with the palm of your hand. Then grill for 30 seconds. Turn the sandwiches and press wiht a spatula. (You can even use a cast iron skillet on top the sandwiches to flatten while grilling.)

Serve warm.




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 1,500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 1,500,000 in our family cookbooks!