Take advantage of leftover Cuban pork roast to fill a delicious take on a Cubano sandwich. Obviously, you'll need to add mustard and pickles to the already flavorful roast for classic Cuban sandwich flavors.

Colleen Weeden
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
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Cubanos

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • On Cuban bread or hoagie buns layer mustard, dill pickles, sliced Swiss cheese, deli ham, and shredded pork. Toast sandwiches in a panini press (or in a skillet and press them with cans of food on a second skillet) until cheese melts.

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Nutrition Facts (Cubanos)

585 calories; total fat 23g; saturated fat 10g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 6g; cholesterol 116mg; sodium 1457mg; potassium 389mg; carbohydrates 51g; fiber 2g; sugar 10g; protein 42g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 606IU; vitamin c 6mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 1mg; niacin equivalents 4mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 11mcg; vitamin b12 2mcg; calcium 427mg; iron 2mg.

Cuban Pulled Pork

Ingredients

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  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Place roast, fat side up, in a 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven. In a small bowl stir together parsley, garlic, oregano, onion powder, cumin, pepper, and salt. Rub all over pork.

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  • Roast, covered, 3 1/2 hours. Add orange, lime, and onion wedges. Roast, uncovered, 1 hour more or until tender and an instant-read thermometer inserted in meat registers at least 190°F.

  • Transfer meat to a cutting board, reserving citrus, onion, and cooking liquid. Shred meat. In a large bowl toss meat with enough cooking liquid to moisten. Once cool, squeeze citrus over meat to release juices; stir into meat. Store meat mixture in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 4 days or freezer up to 3 months. Makes about 7 cups.

Slow Cooker Variation:

Prepare as directed, except place meat in a 6- to 7-qt. slow cooker. Cover; cook on low 8 to 10 hours, adding citrus and onion the last hour of cooking.

Nutrition Facts (Cuban Pulled Pork)

145 calories; total fat 6g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 61mg; sodium 347mg; potassium 336mg; carbohydrates 3g; fiber 1g; sugar 1g; protein 20g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 137IU; vitamin c 6mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 4mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 5mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 37mg; iron 2mg.
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