Classic Cuban Sandwich


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)
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.





15 min


5 min


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