Cuban Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Cuban Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Up next for National Grilled Cheese month is a simple grilled cheese take on the Cuban sandwich where instead of using a Cuban bun and cooking it pressed style we use bread and butter and cook it grilled style. The Cuban sandwich consists of a really tasty combo of roast pork (preferably Cuban roast pork ), ham, pickle, mustard and plenty of melted swiss cheese. Although this is just a minor variation on the Cuban sandwich, it is a good one and one worthy of making an appearance National Grilled Cheese month; I mean you really can't go wrong taking an already amazing sandwich and wrapping it in toasted buttery bread.

Cuban Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Serve with Cuban mojo , a garlic and sour orange sauce, for your dipping pleasure.

Cuban Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Cuban Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Cuban Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 1

A tasty Cuban sandwich with roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard in grilled cheese form!

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 slices of swiss (or 1/2 cup shredded)
  • 2 slices roast pork or 1/4 cup pulled pork; preferably Cuban roast pork
  • 2 slices ham
  • 2 slices pickle
  1. Heat a pan over medium heat.
  2. Butter one side of each slice of bread, spread the mustard on the insides, place one slice in the pan with buttered side down, top with half of the cheese, the roast pork, ham, pickle, the remaining cheese and finally the other slice of bread with buttered side up.
  3. Grill until golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.

Option: Add a tablespoon of Cuban mojo for an extra kick!
Option: Add 2 strips bacon for a pork trifecta!


Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch said...

I love Cuban sandwiches, and this Grilled Cheese version looks amazing!!!

Aimee @ Simple Bites said...

yes please! I'll put my order in for lunch early. ;)

Tieghan said...

All these grilled cheeses are making me crazy!! I can not decided whicj ones to make! YUM!

Maria said...

Another great grilled cheese creation!


Oh my, that is one heck of a sandwich!

Unknown said...

quite the grilled cheese master, aren't you!

Heidi @foodiecrush said...

As the wizard of grilled cheese sandwiches, I really hope to see one of your beauties in the Grilled Cheese Academy Recipe Showdown. I mean, seriously!

Amanda - The Anti-Mom said...

Cuban sandwiches are the absolute best! But who woulda thought doin' it grilled cheese style?! Must try!!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

I love cuban sandwiches!! This grilled cheese is perfect for those cravings!

marla said...

Looking like a wonderful grilled cheese sandwich!

Heather Christo said...

I think it is very, very safe to say that you have rapidly become the king of grilled cheese Kevin!

The Café Sucré Farine said...

Yum, this sure beats what I had for lunch, it looks wonderful!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I had a Cuban for lunch today!

Pam said...

Cuban sandwiches are my favorite lately... this one has me drooling. Nicely done my friend.

Gaby said...

yes please!

Anonymous said...

for most of your sandwiches do you use sourdough bread?

We Are Not Martha said...

Whoa! Talk about the ultimate grilled cheese!


Kevin said...

Anonymous: A sourdough is one of my favourite breads for grilled cheese but I also like a light rye for them.

Steph at {Halfway} a Grown-Up said...

my boyfriend has been craving a good Cuban for weeks, and while I hate both mustard and pickles myself, I think I'll make this for him soon!

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