Cuban Sandwich Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings2
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Orange juice1 Teaspoon
 Red wine vinegar1 Teaspoon
 Olive oil2 Teaspoon
 Sourdough baguette1 , cut into an 8 inch length, then lengthwise in half, inside scooped out a bit
 Dijon mustard1 Teaspoon
 Monterey jack cheese3 (Thin Slices)
 Gherkins1 (sweet ones)
 Ham2 , baked (Virginia, Thin Slices)
 Pork slices3 , roasted (Very thin slices)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 855 Calories from Fat 230

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.9%

Saturated Fat 10 g50.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 162.3 mg

Sodium 1630.1 mg67.9%

Total Carbohydrates 78 g26.1%

Dietary Fiber 4.3 g17.1%

Sugars 5.1 g

Protein 68 g136.6%

Vitamin A 9.7% Vitamin C 2.4%

Calcium 48.2% Iron 27.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a bowl, mix the orange juice, vinegar and 1 teaspoon oil together. Lightly brush the vinaigrette mixture inside the bread halves.
2) On the bottom half bread, spread the mustard, then cover with the cheese, pickles, ham and pork and top with the bread half.
3) In a non-stick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil, place the sandwich with the bottom side down. Weight the sandwich with a heavy object and fry over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, until the cheese is melted.

4) Halve the sandwich diagonally and serve immediately.