Monday, May 25, 2015

Fantastic Cuban Sandwiches (SRC)

Fantastic Cuban Sandwiches ©

It's Secret Recipe Club time again and that means all my fellow Group Ds are revealing their chosen recipes today! This month I was really excited to be assigned Making Miracles by Rebekah. If you haven't checked out Rebekah's blog yet you really should because this woman is AMAZING! Rebekah has been a surrogate 3 times since 2006 (and currently on pregnancy #4) and started her blog to keep a record of her surrogacy experiences. Since then it has definitely evolved to include her own family and lots and lots of food!

I love the names of her recipes too, it makes them really hard to resist - how about some Amazingly Easy and Delicious Ham and Potato Soup, Emergency Chicken or the Best Steak Marinade in Existence?

I nearly went with the Bacon-Wrapped Potato Wedges but in the end though the Fantastic Cuban Sandwiches won me over not only because they sounded absolutely delicious, but because I remembered seeing the movie Chef  last year (did anyone else see it? we loved it!) which was all about Cuban street food including the famous el sandwich Cubano!

This is a super easy meal which takes only minutes to prepare and then the slow-cooker does all the work for you. I use my slow-cooker a few times every week so this was perfect for us. Every time I cook meat like this I wonder why I don't do it more often because it's just SO good! Tender, juicy and packed with flavour.

Fantastic Cuban Sandwiches ©
The house smelt amazing all day while the pork was cooking and when it came the taste did not disappoint! I don't eat dairy and I did feel like I was missing out a bit without all that luscious melty cheese but it still tasted fantastic. We all loved these and even better, because I did such a big roast we had lots of leftover pork for lunch the next day and froze the rest for another dinner a week later.

Fantastic Cuban Sandwiches ©

Fantastic Cuban Sandwiches
Recipe from Making Miracles

For the roast:
1 x 2kg pork shoulder (this makes lots of leftovers)
6 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 ts oregano or marjoram
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs white vinegar
3 ts salt

For the sandwiches:
Long bread rolls
Sliced Swiss cheese
Sliced ham
Sliced pickles
Honey mustard

To prepare the roast, combine all marinade ingredients together and rub over the pork before covering well and leaving it in the fridge overnight. The next morning place in your crock pot on low for 8-12 hours (mine had about 10 1/2 hours and was perfect).

To assemble the sandwiches, slice the rolls in half and spread a thin layer of the mustard and mayonnaise on the insides. Layer the cheese, ham, pickles and roast pork on one half. Top with another slice of cheese and then the other half of the roll.

Press sandwiches in a panini press until bread is crispy and cheese is melted, about 3-4 minutes on medium-high heat.

Thanks for a great recipe Rebekah. I loved spending some time on your blog! :)


  1. Don't you just love Rebekah's blog? What she does is Fantastic. Your sandwiches look fantastic too. I know, hard to compare a Cuban sandwich with having a baby for someone, but... =)

  2. Happy Reveal Day and Happy Memorial Day~ After all the grilled and picnic food I've eaten over the past 2 days, your sandwich looks so delicious~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines.

  3. Rebekah is truly amazing, isn't she?! These sandwiches look amazing too - I totally in awe though that you managed to resist the ooey, gooey, melty cheese.

  4. I adore sandwiches, of all types, and this is on my menu soon! Karen

  5. My crockpot is my favorite for cooking meats! Especially in the summer when it may be too hot to put on the stove for a low and slow cook. Happy reveal day :)

  6. CUban sandwiches - another example of culinary project on my list FOREVER!

    simply not enough time to do everything I'd like to in the kitchen... such is life

    nice choice for your assignment this month!

  7. Wow, this is a delicious sounding sandwich! Excellent pick this month!! :)

  8. I am sure that you saw from Rebekah's blog that these sandwiches were inspired by "Chef" which was our food n flix movie last month. Food n Flix is a lot of should join us.

  9. Thank you for such a sweet feature and that is so funny that you picked this recipe to share - we actually made these this past week for the first time in AGES! I LOVE this recipe - definitely a favorite of mine. :) Happy reveal day!!

  10. YUM....this looks terrific! visiting from group C

  11. i'm always looking for a new sandwich recipe. This looks absolutely amazing. Hope you had a great Memorial Day.

  12. I am not a big sandwich person but I love a good Cuban. This looks great. Pressed bread always does me in.

  13. We love Cuban sandwiches and even if the pork roast makes a lot, I always like having a freezer stash of meat ready to use. Great choice for reveal day!

  14. Love love love Cuban sandwiches and these look amazing! Great choice this month.

  15. Yes, please! I haven't had a good Cuban sandwich since I've left FL. :(


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