Cuban Pork Sandwiches

Cuban Pork Sandwiches
Cuban Pork Sandwiches. Tim McAffee/Getty Images
  • Total: 80 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: Makes 8 sandwiches (8 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
637 Calories
36g Fat
44g Carbs
33g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Makes 8 sandwiches (8 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 637
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 47%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 302mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Protein 33g
Calcium 321mg 25%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These sandwiches are a Cuban tradition. One taste and you'll know why. Consider it akin to a pork barbecue sandwich without the smoker. This recipe is a must try!


  • 2 pounds pork loin roast
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemonade (good quality)
  • 1/2 cup onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • For the Sandwich:
  • 8 french rolls
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 8 sliced Swiss cheese
  • 8 slices deli ham
  • 24 pickle slices

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Combine orange juice, lemonade, onion, olive oil, garlic, oregano and lime juice. Mix well and pour over pork loin roast. Turn to coat, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate meat for about 6 hours.
  3. Remove roast from the refrigerator and preheat grill. Season well with salt and pepper and place roast on hot grill over direct medium heat. Grill for about 10 minutes turning until the whole surface has browned. Move to indirect grilling and cook for an additional 30 to 45 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches between 150-155 degrees F.
  4. Remove from grill and allow the meat to rest for 10 minutes. Cut open rolls, butter and toast on the grill for about 1 minute. Carve pork against the grain as thinly as possible. Assemble with other sandwich ingredients. Serve while the pork is still warm.