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Cuban Sandwich with Lechón

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 4
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Cuban sandwiches with lechón pork are an iconic meal in Cuban fast food. It used to be known as a Cuban mixed sandwich, or a ham and cheese sandwich with roasted pork, mojo and pickles. I like making it at home with leftover pork with mojo if I’m even lucky enough to have any leftover! I guarantee this is a spectacular snack.
by Morena Cuadra
Updated Dec 19, 2016
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  • 4 baguettes
  • Butter at room temperature
  • 4 slices roasted lechón pork with mojo
  • 4 teaspoons mojo (optional)
  • 4 slices English ham
  • Sliced pickles
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • Mustard


  • 1
    Cut the bread in half lengthwise.
  • 2
    Spread some butter on each half.
  • 3
    Put a layer of roasted lechón pork and some mojo if you want. Then, add some English ham and pickles.
  • 4
    Cover it with Swiss cheese, spread mustard and cover with the other half.
  • 5
    Warm up the sandwiches on a panini grill if you have it so that the crust is golden and crunchy. Your press shouldn’t have grooves like the ones in panini presses.
  • 6
    Once the grill is hot, cut each sandwich diagonally in half and serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Some people like adding a layer of salami as well.

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