Outrageous Cuban Sandwich with Mojo sauce

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 2 Ratings
Serves: 1-2
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Cooking Method: Stove Top


1 loaf, cuban, italian or french bread
1 lb cooked ham, sliced
1 lb roasted or pulled pork
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3/4 lb swiss cheese, sliced
2 dill pickles (i prefer diced small) or sliced
yellow mustard or mayonnasie
red onion slices
1/3 c good olive oil
6 clove garlic, minced
1/3 c sour or regular orange juice
1/3 c lemon juice
1 tsp kosher salt
1/3 tsp cracked black pepper
1/2 tsp cumin

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Barbara Miller Recipe
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Oakdale, MN (pop. 27,378)
Member Since Sep 2010
Barbara's notes for this recipe:
If made right, this is my favorite ... major "go to" Cuban comfort food ever. I can't get enough of these because the flavor is so outrageously good. With this sandwich, the flavor profile just dances in your mouth. Not a boring sandwich here ... I can eat one any minute of the day and then still want another one! I recommend you make it or eat it with authentic Cuban bread!
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The layers of flavors in this sandwich were really good.  I just loved this mojo sauce. And the pickles and onions added the perfect amount of crunch.


Prepare Mojo sauce and set aside until you are ready to make the sandwiches. Then preheat a griddle or frying pan on medium heat.
Cut the loaf of bread into quarters and slice each quarter in half lengthwise for the sandwiches.
Spread the mustard or mayonnaise on the bread. Then make each sandwich by layering the pickles, roasted pork, red onions, ham and cheese. Spoon the Mojo sauce over the inside of the sandwich.
Lightly coat the cooking surface of the griddle with butter. Place one sandwich onto the hot surface.
Put a clean, heavy skillet on top of the sandwich to flatten it. Press the bread down to about 1/3 of it's original size.
Leave the skillet on top of the sandwich and grill for one or two minutes. Left the heavy skillet, turn the sandwich over and repeat this step for the other side of the sandwich.
The cheese should be melted and the bread golden brown. Slice the sandwich in half diagonally and serve!
FOR THE MOJO SAUCE: (Prepare ahead of time because this is going to go inside the sandwich before grilling.)

Heat oil in pan. Add garlic and cook over moderate heat stirring until golden. Add juices, salt, pepper, cumin and cook for a couple more minutes until fragrant.
This step is not actually on the list of "authentic" ingredients but I like to add some chopped cilantro to my sandwich because it gives it yet another burst of flavor to push it over the top! That's just my thing ... and it's a "good thing!." Using marinated red onions would not be a bad thing either! I confess ... I do!

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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Sep 26, 2013
I shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
user Pam Ellingson wmnofoz - Sep 28, 2013
Congratulations on your 2nd Blue Ribbon!! I bet you are doing the happy dance. And didn't I see this in the qualifiers for the WFC
Championships in Vegas? What an honor! One of the entrants last year from JAP won $10,000. Wish I could be there to cheer them on. Congrats again.
user Barbara Miller Trufflegirl - Oct 1, 2013
Thank you Pam! I am doing the happy dance! That was soooooo cool! I was heart broken to have to tell them that I could not compete in Las Vegas this time around. A situation has changed with my job and I was not able to go. Would have loved to though! Thank you again for the congrats... have a great day!
user Nora M Geri24 - Oct 1, 2013
Pinched and love it, thanks for posting,Congrats Barb!

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