Grilled Cubano Sandwich

Make your own Cubano sandwich at home with this super easy recipe. All the delicious layers of flavor and texture you want from a Cubano

grilled cubano sandwich

Here’s my take on an Authentic Grilled Cubano Sandwich. Not very difficult to make but you must respect how you layer the sandwich.

mustard and pickles on bun

What I mean by that is that you must layer the ingredients in the proper order. Working from the bread up: mustard, dill pickles, ham, pulled pork, and Swiss cheese.

pulled pork and ham on bun

If you don’t have a panini press no worries. You can fry up this cubano sandwich in a skillet. Simply place something heavy on top of the sandwich to weigh it down.

swiss cheese on meat

Tips

  • You have a couple of options for the pulled pork needed to make this Cubano sandwich. You can either buy pre-made pulled pork at the grocery store or you can make your own.
grilled cubano sandwich

If you decide to make your own pulled pork I strongly recommend you try my Slow Cooker Cuban Mojo Pork recipe.

If you own a smoker you can try my Smoked Pulled Pork, Smoked Dr Pepper Pulled Pork recipe or if you own a pressure cooker you can try my Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches recipe.

grilled cubano sandwich

These Cuban sandwiches are usually made with Pan Cubano. If you don’t have any you can use Bolillo Bread (Mexican Rolls), French Bread Rolls or even a French Baguette cut to size.

grilled cubano sandwich

You will need the following ingredients to make this Grilled Cubano Sandwich recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Yellow Mustard, French Bread, Dill Pickles, Black Forest Ham, Pulled Pork, Swiss Cheese and Unsalted Butter.

  1. Cut the loaf lengthwise then cut into 4 equal pieces. Spread the mustard on each bread slice.
  2. Place 3 dill pickle slices on each of 4 bread slices. Pile a quarter of the ham on top of the pickles, followed by a quarter of the pulled pork and a quarter of the Swiss cheese slices.
  3. Top with the remaining bread slices. Spread the butter on the outer sides of each sandwich.
  4. Preheat a panini grill. Press the sandwich as flat as possible for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  5. Slice each sandwich on the diagonal and serve.

Printable Recipe Card

grilled cubano sandwich

Grilled Cubano Sandwich

Make your own Cubano sandwich at home with this super easy recipe. All the delicious layers of flavor and texture you want from a Cubano
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course Sandwiches & Wraps
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 4 Cubanos
Calories 762 kcal

Equipment

  • Panini Press (or sandwich press)

Ingredients
 

  • 1 loaf Pan Cubano, see substitutes above
  • ¼ Cup Yellow Mustard
  • 12 Dill Pickles, sliced
  • 1 lb Black Forest Ham, slices
  • 12 oz Pulled Pork
  • 8 oz Swiss Cheese, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, room temperature

Instructions
 

  • Cut the loaf lengthwise then cut into 4 equal pieces. Spread the mustard on each bread slice.
  • Place 3 dill pickle slices on each of 4 bread slices. Pile a quarter of the ham on top of the pickles, followed by a quarter of the pulled pork and a quarter of the swiss cheese slices.
  • Top with the remaining bread slices. Spread the butter on the outer sides of each sandwich.
  • Preheat a panini grill. Press the sandwich as flat as possible for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  • Slice each sandwich on the diagonal and serve.

Notes

→ You must layer the ingredients in the proper order. Working from the bread up: mustard, dill pickles, ham, pulled pork, and Swiss cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 762kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 53gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 173mgSodium: 3750mgPotassium: 663mgFiber: 3gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 1217IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 721mgIron: 5mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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3 Comments

  1. Janet says:

    Great recipe.

  2. Janet says:

    Love this recipe.

  3. Amelia says:

    Very flavorful and taste great.