Cubano Sandwich

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Cubano Sandwich
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
2562
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
1 sandwich

Ingredients

For the garlic mojo

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

For the sandwich

  • 1 roll Cuban bread
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 6 slices dill pickles
  • 2 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
246g
100%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
44g
100%
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Protein
45g
90%
Carbs
52g
17%
Vitamin A
129µg
14%
Vitamin B12
2µg
40%
Vitamin B6
1mg
54%
Vitamin C
34mg
56%
Vitamin D
1µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
32mg
100%
Vitamin K
143µg
100%
Calcium
655mg
65%
Fiber
5g
20%
Folate (food)
56µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
75µg
19%
Folic acid
11µg
N/A
Iron
5mg
30%
Magnesium
95mg
24%
Monounsaturated
168g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
40%
Phosphorus
690mg
99%
Polyunsaturated
26g
N/A
Potassium
806mg
23%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
37.3%
Sodium
1518mg
63%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
85%
Zinc
5mg
37%