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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"cuban" sandwich

hello there!
after making the
the other day,
i had a lot of leftovers.
& the way i chose to use them up?

"cuban" sandwiches

{for 2}
butter, to spread on the outer sides of the bread
4 pieces of bread, your choice {the hubs chose rosemary bread, which actually worked really well!}
2 spice rubbed pork tenderloin medallions, thinly sliced
leftover chipotle-bourbon sauce
8-10 dill pickle chips
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced & caramelized
4 slices swiss cheese
mustard {i had regular yellow, the hubs had spicy brown}

1. butter the outer sides of the 4 slices of bread. on the inner side of 2 slices, spread with mayonnaise. top each slice with 1 of the thinly sliced pork medallions, some chipotle-bourbon sauce, pickles, onion, & 2 slices of cheese. on the inner side of the other 2 slices of bread, spread with mustard & place on top of the sandwich.

2. if you have a panini press {or maybe even a foreman grill would work!}, i would definitely recommend using that to grill your sandwich. i tried in a normal ol' frying pan & the sandwiches were really hard to flip - hence the "not-so-pretty" sandwiches {but, boy, did they taste good!}. cook until the bread is golden brown & the cheese is nice & melty. serve warm.

i know, i know...
this isn't a traditional cuban sandwich!
but, i used what i had on hand
& they turned out AWESOME. :D
serve it with this southwestern potato salad,
& baby, you got yourself a meal!

until next time,


  1. This looks so yummy! I always have issues with what to do with leftovers, so this is a great idea! Thanks for posting!

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  4. Always delightful to see you @Workshop Wednesday!. Cuban sandwiches one of my favorite sandwiches!