Cubano Sandwich

Cubano Sandwich
By

Havana Central

The beauty of a traditional Cubano is the balance of meat, cheese, and dill pickles. This recipe from Havana Central is a careful ratio of all of three, and adds a spicy garlic mojo into the mix for an extra kick of flavor. 

1
Servings
1995
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the garlic mojo

  • 10  cloves garlic
  • 1  Cup  olive oil
  • 1/4  Cup  lime juice
  • Pinch of  salt

For the sandwich

  • roll Cuban bread
  • 1  Tablespoon  yellow mustard
  • slices dill pickles
  • slices Swiss cheese
  • 2  Ounces  slow-roasted pork
  • 2  Ounces  sliced ham
  • 1  Tablespoon  Garlic Mojo

Directions

For the garlic mojo

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Combine the garlic and the olive oil in a small baking dish and roast for 30-45 minutes, until the oil is fragrant and the garlic is a golden brown. When the garlic-oil mixture has cooled, add it to a blender with the lime juice and salt and purée until smooth. Set aside.

For the sandwich

Slice the roll lengthwise. Spread a light coat of the mustard on both halves of bread. Add each of the ingredients in the following order: 1 slice of Swiss cheese, 3 pickles, the roast pork, the ham, 3 pickles, and the other slice of Swiss cheese. Lightly spread the garlic mojo on the outside of the bread. Place the sandwich on a press and cook until the bread is golden and slightly crispy, and the cheese is just starting to melt.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
204g
100%
Sugar
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
22g
92%
Cholesterol
34mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
33g
25%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
13mg
17%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
143µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
12mg
1%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
16mg
2%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
1392mg
93%
Water
95g
4%

Cuban Shopping Tip

Basic Latin ingredients include rice, achiote oil, adobo seasoning, and beans which can all be found in the ethnic aisle of your local grocery store.

Cuban Cooking Tip

Latin food often packs a lot of heat, so try to moderate the amount of chiles and spices you use in your dish.