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Cuban-Style Pork Sandwiches Recipe

Cuban-Style Pork Sandwiches Recipe

Loaded with tangy flavor, this is a lighter version of a favorite restaurant-style sandwich. If you don’t have a panini maker, tuck the sandwiches under the broiler until the bread is browned and the cheese melted. —Robin Haas, Cranston, Rhode Island
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours + standing YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 7 garlic cloves, minced and divided
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1-1/4 cups fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 10 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 2 whole dill pickles, sliced


  • 1. Place onion wedges and broth in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the parsley, 5 garlic cloves, vinegar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, cumin, mustard, oregano, salt and pepper; rub over pork. Add to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. Remove meat; let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. In another small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard and remaining garlic and lemon juice; spread over buns. Layer bun bottoms with pork, cheese, sliced onion and pickles; replace tops.
  • 3. Cook on a panini maker or indoor grill for 2-3 minutes or until buns are browned and cheese is melted. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 415 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 943mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 33g protein.

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TheTallEntree User ID: 7462142 182494
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2014

"Very good!!"

ahmom User ID: 3426126 182493
Reviewed May. 8, 2013

"very good!"

Julie_1 User ID: 4874645 137368
Reviewed May. 7, 2012

"Nice change of pace! The sauce makes it!"

mnccaleb User ID: 4255057 151401
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"Sooo good! Wonderful flavor!"

brandeeo User ID: 6289612 193456
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"Delicious!!!! These were soooo tender and juicy! YUMMY!!!"

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