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Cubano Macaroni Salad

One of my favorite sandwiches is a hot Cubano, piled high with juicy pork, layers of ham and melty Swiss cheese. These same ingredients are amazing turned into a macaroni salad. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California

Portobello Ropa Vieja

I created this version of a Mexican favorite for my family, using meaty portobello mushrooms to mimic meat. Serve with...


Cuban Sandwich Burgers

1 review

My mom would make these Cuban burgers when we would visit her in Florida. They are a take on the...


Cuban-Style Pork Chops

4 reviews

These are like Cuban sandwiches without the bread, so they’re a bit more elegant. Let your family customize the chops...


Pressure-Cooker Cuban Pulled Pork Sandwiches

2 reviews

I lived in Florida for a while and loved the pork served there, so I went about making it for...

Cuban Pulled Pork Sandwiches

1 review

I lived in Florida for a while and loved the pork I ate there, so I started making it for...


Cuban Breakfast Sandwiches

2 reviews

Grab hold of breakfast time by serving these warm, energy-boosting sandwiches. The hearty helping of protein will help keep hunger...

Cuban Ground Beef Hash

2 reviews

Called "picadilla" in Spinach, this hash is wonderful served over white rice or even in a breakfast omelet.—Adrianna Still Cruz,...


Cuban Panini

3 reviews

Out of all the panini recipes I make, this is my favorite. The Cuban sandwich is a twist on the...


Cuban Roasted Pork Sandwiches

2 reviews

For an incredible hot sandwich, slowly roast pork in a seasoned citrus marinade, then layer slices of meat with pickles,...


Easy Cuban Picadillo for Two

“My girlfriend gave me this delicious recipe years ago. I’ve made it ever since. Everyone who tries it absolutely loves...

Cuban-Style Pork Sandwiches

9 reviews

Loaded with tangy flavor, this is a lighter version of a favorite restaurant-style sandwich. If you don’t have a panini...


Cuban Black Beans

10 reviews

This hearty side dish starts with sofrito, a combination of finely minced onions and green peppers. The tomato puree and...



Cuban-Style Stuffed Peppers

Cooking green pepper halves in the microwave not only cuts down the cooking time but it keeps the kitchen cooler.


Cuban Ropa Vieja

1 review

I love having this as a go-to recipe for a weeknight meal. Its great authentic Cuban taste puts it at...

Cuban Black Bean Soup

4 reviews

Using a blender, this soup becomes a smooth, nutritious heart-warmer just right for those cool nights. If the soup is...


Cuban Picadillo

2 reviews

Like most traditional recipes, there are numerous variations...and this is my version of a Cuban classic. For added convenience, I...