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Servings: 6 sandwiches

Total Time: varies

  • 2 America’s cut pork chops (or 1 pound pork loin chops)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried chili flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 French baguette, cut into 6
  • 6 Tbsp mustard
  • 12 slices deli ham
  • 12 slices swiss cheese
  • 1 cup sliced pickles

Did you know that although similar, a Reuben sandwich uses pastrami whereas a Cuban uses sliced ham or pork loin? 

Cuban Sandwich


Combine all ingredients (except the pork loin). Rub mixture over pork loin, cover, and marinate for 30 minutes.

Line a sheet pan with foil and bake pork loin at 400°F for 20–25 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.

Remove loin roast from oven and let rest for 5 minutes, then slice into ¼ inch thick slices.

To prepare the sandwiches: split open baguettes and later with mustard, 1 slice cheese, pickles, ham, pork, and another slice of cheese. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and light coat with oil, butter, or nonstick cooking spray. Place the sandwiches in the skillet and press down firmly. Cook for 5–7 minutes on each side, or until the bread is crispy and the cheese is melted.


Approximate nutrition information per sandwich: 475 calories; 22 g fat; 10.9 g saturated fat; 121.6 mg cholesterol; 1111 mg sodium; 25.1 g carbohydrate; 1.2 g fiber; 3.5 g sugar; 44 g protein

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