Cuban Sandwich

The recipe of the traditional Cuban sandwich is known worldwide for its exquisite flavor resulting from the combination of roast suckling pig, cheese and ham with other ingredients.

This sandwich is the ideal choice for a quick and tasty meal, just imagine how pleasant it would be the crispy sound of toasted bread grilled with all the delights that it has inside.

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It is very common to find in the cafeterias of Miami and Tampa this tasty sandwich as the specialty of the menu, it has become popular due to the large number of Cuban who have migrated to the United States, where the highest percentage is concentrated in these cities.

We also find it easily in Latin American countries such as Colombia and Panama, as well as in Europe, mainly in Spain.

In these places it is consumed with great acceptance, because in addition to delicious it is considered the most complete fast food, present in the menus of coffee shops and kiosks.

There are different varieties of this recipe, depending on the country, but its origin will continue being our beautiful Caribbean island, where the roots of gastronomy will continue to mark every Cuban around the world.

Today we propose this super easy recipe, for what you enjoy the whole process and much more the result, a sandwich that you have to try without hesitation, we tell you how to make the real Cuban sandwich.


cuban sandwich

Exquisite and crunchy Cuban sandwich, the recipe for excellence for a full fast meal. Cuban culinary tradition known worldwide and tasted by all.

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time3 min
  • Total Time8 min
  • Yield1
  • Energy30 cal
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  • A fresh loaf of bread on French loaf type.
  • 4 slices of roast pork (preferably with charcoal)
  • 2 slices of ham
  • 2 slices of Swiss cheese
  • Gherkin in vinegar
  • Butter
  • Mustard to taste
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Cut the loaf of bread in a half.


Add mustard in each slice of the bread, a generous layer would be great, but it can be do to taste.


Then place on a lid 1 slice of Swiss cheese, followed by 2 pork slices, sliced ​​pickled gherkins, and 1 slice of ham leg.


We repeat the whole process again with the remaining ingredients and cover at the end with the second loaf of bread cover.


We spread butter around the bread before heating on the griddle or sandwich toaster, until the golden bread is left, the result will be a delicious crunchy sandwich.


The typical Cuban sandwich is made with these ingredients, mainly ham leg and pork roasted in charcoal, but if you do not have them exactly on hand, do not worry, you can use variants.

It is true that the taste will change a little, but it does not stop being spectacular, you can also heat up in a frying pan or iron the ham before placing it in the sandwich.

Another variant that you may like to use is to use the pork meat marinated with garlic and oil- based sauce, salt, sour orange or lime and then cook it in the oven or in a pan, in the same way add an ingredient to your taste, as the Spaniards do, they accompany it with a fried egg.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • 1 servings per container
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories30
  • % Daily Value*
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