March 10th, 2011

Cuban Sandwiches (Slow Cooker)

My husband took one bite of these Slow Cooker Cuban Sandwiches and with his mouth full exclaimed, “This is good!” That’s how I know I have a winner!

Cuban Sandwiches (Slow Cooker)

When we went out for dinner the next night, he wanted to make sure we were still planning to use the leftovers. He couldn’t wait for his next Cuban sandwich! I used Dijon mustard in my sandwiches, because that’s what I had on hand, but regular mustard or even honey mustard would work too.

If you have a George Foreman grill, it works great for pressing and cooking the sandwiches. But you can just grill them without pressing, or cook them between two heavy skillets. As long as you have all the delicious fillings, it really doesn’t matter!

We had enough pork for about 8 sandwiches. And if you don’t feel like sandwiches, the pork is pretty tasty on it’s own. It makes a great filling for tacos, burritos or enchiladas.

Serves 8

Cuban Sandwiches (Slow Cooker)

20 minPrep Time

8 hrCook Time

8 hr, 20 Total Time

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    For the pork (pernil):
  • 1 (2 pound) pork roast
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano or marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • For the sandwiches:
  • Sliced Swiss cheese
  • Sliced ham
  • Sliced pickles
  • Hoagie or sub rolls
  • Mustard


  1. For the pernil: Combine garlic, pepper, oregano or marjoram, olive oil, vinegar and salt.
  2. Rub pork with garlic mixture and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Cook in a slow cooker for 8 hours on low.
  4. Remove from slow cooker and shred with two forks.
  5. To assemble the sandwiches, spread mustard on both sides of a roll.
  6. Layer Swiss cheese, ham, pickles, pernil, and a second slice of cheese on the bottom of a roll; top with other half of roll.
  7. Press sandwiches in a panini press or skillet until bread is crispy and cheese is melted.

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Who Dished It Up First : Adapted from Cassie Craves



  1. Mmmmm….I made Cubans last weekend (and the weekend before). They’re awesome, aren’t they? I had never had them before and now I want to eat them all the time!

  2. These will be a MUST! I am forwarding it to my mom as we speak.

  3. Well, we were gonna go out for Cuban food tonight, but I think we may stay in and make these sandwiches! They look super tasty!

  4. Never tried a Cuban sandwich before, after looking at yours and Brenda’s, should really give them a try! Have a nice weekend!

  5. Oh, yum. This is one of my favorite sandwiches!

  6. I love a good warm sandwich. These sound yummy.

  7. yum! as a native Miami girl with Cuban blood running through my veins, I give this an A+. I SLATHER mine with a ton of mustard whenever I eat a cubano. 🙂

  8. Wow, I stumbled in here and plan on staying awhile. So much good food, I am getting fatter just looking at the pictures. I had forgotten all about cuban sandwiches, well now I am obsessed. Guess whats for dinner tomorrow, you got it :)))

  9. I saw this recipe on Cassie’s blog and it made me drool. Now I want it even more. Looks amazing!

  10. This sandwich was great, I have always bought Cuban Sandwiches, but now I can make them on my own & love it, I used spicey capicola in place of the ham & it was a nice change.

  11. I love how simple this recipe is! Can’t wait to make it for my family. 🙂


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