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


  • 4
    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.
  2. Cut 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)
  3. Place 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)
  4. On other side of roll sprinkle sliced olives and cover with thinly sliced onion.

    Close up roll
  5. Spread 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".
  6. If 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.

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

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