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Cuban Sandwiches with Dilled Cucumbers

Yield: 10 sandwiches
Prep 30 mins Slow Cook 8 hrs to 9 hrs  (low) or 4 to 4-1/2 hours (high) plus 30 minutes (high)
Cuban Sandwiches with Dilled Cucumbers
Ingredients
  • 1  teaspoon  dry mustard
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/2  teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1 2 1/2 - 3  pound  pork sirloin roast
  • 1/2  cup  water
  • 1  recipe  Dilled Cucumbers
  • 3  medium  orange, yellow, and/or red sweet peppers, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2  medium  banana peppers, stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2  tablespoons  yellow mustard
  • 5  whole grain ciabatta buns, split (about 12 ounces total)
  • 4  ounces  thinly sliced cooked lower-sodium ham
Directions

1. In a small bowl combine dry mustard, cumin, and black pepper. Trim fat from roast. If necessary, cut roast to fit in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle roast evenly with dry mustard mixture. Place roast in cooker. Add the water to cooker.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 9 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 4-1/2 hours. Meanwhile, prepare Dilled Cucumbers. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Add sweet peppers and banana peppers to slow cooker. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more.

3. Remove pork from cooker. Using two forks, coarsely shred pork. Stir pork into the cooking liquid in cooker.

4. Spread yellow mustard over split sides of ciabatta buns. Using a slotted spoon, divide pork among bun halves. Place ham over pork. Using a slotted spoon, remove peppers from cooker and spoon over ham. Using a slotted spoon, spoon Dilled Cucumbers onto sandwiches. If desired, drizzle some of the cucumber liquid over the sandwiches.

Dilled Cucumbers

Yield: about 4 cups
Start to Finish 5 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup  cider vinegar
  • 1/4  cup  light mayonnaise
  • 4  teaspoons  snipped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 2  large English cucumbers
  • 1/2  of a red onion, cut into slivers
Directions

1. In a large bowl whisk together vinegar, mayonnaise, dill, and salt. Thinly slice cucumbers; add to mayonnaise mixture with the red onion slivers. Toss to coat. Cover and chill for 2 to 4 hours before serving. Makes about 4 cups.

Nutrition Facts (Cuban Sandwiches with Dilled Cucumbers)
  • cal. (kcal) 294,
  • Fat, total (g) 8,
  • chol. (mg) 72,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 25,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 28,
  • vit. A (IU) 583,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 6,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 32,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 498,
  • Potassium (mg) 689,
  • calcium (mg) 40,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Vegetables () 1,
  • Starch () 2,
  • Lean Meat () 3,
  • Fat () 1,
  • Carb Choice () 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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