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Cuban Sandwich Recipe — Inspired by Jon Favreau “Chef” Movie

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After seeing the new Jon Favreau movie – “Chef”, I felt inspired to make a Cuban Sandwich or a Cubano.  The movie depicts a chef getting fired from a fine dining restaurant and following his dream to create ethic Cuban food on a food truck.  The movie is hysterical and touching all at the same time and it reminds me why I changed careers and started following my heart.

Cuban Sandwiches were originally a variety of ham and cheeses made for immigrant Cuban workers.  These sandwiches often contained sliced roast pork or pulled pork as we are familiar with today.  It is a very simple sandwich to make and delicious to sink your teeth into – we definitely need to make more Cubanos!



soft rolls

1/2 pound of roast pork

1/2 pound sliced ham

1/2 pound swiss cheese

yellow mustard

sliced dill pickles


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To Prepare:

1.  Heat a panini press or iron skillet on high.  Slice rolls and slather with yellow mustard.

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2.  Next, slice the pork into thin layers and place it onto the roll.

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3.  Layer the ham and pickles on top of the pork.

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4.  Next, add the Swiss cheese on top.

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5.  Top the sandwich with the other bun and butter outside of bread.  Place the cubano inside the sandwich press or put it in the iron skillet and top with a heavy oven safe object to press.

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6.  Remove from the press when the sandwich is lightly toasted and cheese is melted.  Enjoy!

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  • Reply Dan February 7, 2015 at 11:39 am

    And now I’m going to Versaille on Venice Boulevard to get a Cuban!

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