sallye bates


You can't live in Florida and not love these sandwiches. There are lots of versions; this is mine. It's pretty close to the classic Cuban recipe. Try it, I think you'll like it.

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10 Min
10 Min


hoagie rolls***
8 slice
thinly sliced black forest ham
8 slice
thinly sliced cooked pork tenderloin
8 slice
provolone cheese (or swiss)
sliced olives
1 medium
white onion thinly sliced
4 Tbsp
HOMEMADE AIOLI (SALLYE) or dukes mayonnaise
4 Tbsp
spicy brown mustard
butter as needed


1***You can also use bolillos, panini bread, or 4 pieces of Texas toast cut in halves.
2Cut roll in half and open up

Spread aioli or mayonnaise on one side of roll and mustard on other side (My recipe can be found under HOMEMADE AIOLI (SALLYE)
3Place 2 pieces of ham and 2 pieces of pork on one side of roll

Overlay meat with 2 pieces of cheese (Swiss is the traditional cheese used but we like provolone better)
4On other side of roll sprinkle sliced olives and cover with thinly sliced onion.

Close up roll
5Spread butter on both outsides of each roll

Place rolls in heated Panini press or George Foreman grill and cook until cheese is fully melted and rolls are toasty brown.

If you use George's grill, open up and press sandwich with spatula a couple of times so it will be "smashed".
6If you don't have a panini press or George Foreman grill, not to worry.

Just place in a heavy skillet (such as cast iron) and cook the same way you would a grilled cheese sandwich.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Cuban
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #grilled, #sandwich, #ham, #Cuban