Classic Cuban Sandwich

  • 20 mins
  • 6 ingredients


  • 1 large sub roll (Italian or a French baguette will do as long as it is crusty on the outside and soft on the inside)
  • 4 or 5 slices of Smith field type Virginia Ham
  • 3 slices of roasted pork
  • 2 slices of Swiss cheese
  • Dill pickles sliced thinly cross ways(enough to cover entire sandwich, so you get one in every bite)
  • Mayonnaise
Here is the authentic recipe for the “Cuban Sandwich. In order to make a proper Cuban sandwich you will need a sandwich press, however this recipe includes a technique that will give you almost as good results.


  • Cut sub roll in half and cover both sides of bread with Mayonnaise  or mustard.
  • Add ham, roast pork, Swiss cheese, and dill pickles and cover with top half of roll.
  • Place in sandwich press and toast until crispy and cheese has melted.(I use my George Foreman clam shell grill, it does a great job)
  • If you don’t have a sandwich press wrap the constructed sandwich tightly in aluminum foil.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Place the wrapped sandwich on a baking sheet, then place another baking sheet on top.
  • Then place a heavy cast iron skillet or a brick wrapped in aluminum foil on top of the baking sheet.
  • Place in oven and bake for about 10 minutes.
  • Alternatively a sandwich press can be used.


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