- 1/8 recipe Slow Cooker Smoky Pulled Pork
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- 4 slices ham
- 2 slices swiss cheese
- 1 tbsp American mustard
- 1 dill pickle
- 2 slices of beefsteak tomato
- 1 tbsp butter
- Spread the mustard on each side of your bread.
- Place the two pieces of Swiss cheese on one of the pieces of bread.
- Heat up your pulled pork.
- Place your pulled pork on top of the cheese.
- Place your tomato slices on top of the pulled pork.
- Season your tomato with a little salt and pepper.
- Slice your pickle and lay on top of the tomato.
- Arrange your slices of ham in ‘nests’ (instead of just laying them flat) on top of the pickles.
- Place the other piece of sourdough on top to complete the sandwich. Spread butter on the top, so that when you place it in the pan, the sandwich is butter side down (buttered side on the pan).
- Place the sandwich in the pan butter side down.
- Place an iron press on top, but don’t press down too much, that will come when we turn it over and the whole sandwich has been warmed. If you don’t have one of these presses (they are great for also cooking meat evenly and getting crispy skin on fish) you can use a heavy pan, which you’ll have to hold in place for a few minutes. You could also use a house brick covered in foil.
- keep checking under the sandwich as it cooks, to make sure you get the perfect colour for you. A deep golden brown is good. Once you get there, butter the top piece of bread.
- Turn the sandwich over so it’s ready to cook on the other side.
- Place the iron press back on top, but push down a little this time. You’ll be checking to make sure the underside is cooking to golden brown, but you’ll also be applying enough pressure intermittently so that the sandwich reduces by half the thickness.
- And that’s it! Once it’s golden brown get it on a cutting board, cut in half and serve.
- I like using sourdough for health reasons, but a long thin bread would be more traditional to a Cuban sandwich. Something like a baguette or ciabatta, or even focaccia.
- The tomato is a nice addition that gives some extra freshness, but can be left out if you’re not keen on tomatoes.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Cuisine: South American
Keywords: pulled pork sandwich cubano