Toasted Cuban Sandwich


This Cuban sandwich is piled high with ham, roast pork loin, Swiss cheese, and dill pickles, then toasted to warm and crunchy perfection.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins
4 sandwiches


  • Chipotle Mayonnaise:

  • 1 ½ cups mayonnaise

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup diced green onions

  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground chipotle peppers

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon garlic basil spread (see footnote for recipe link)

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • Fillings:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 sweet onions, sliced

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 jalapeno peppers cut into rings, divided

  • 4 ciabatta sandwich rolls, sliced horizontally

  • ¼ cup sweet hot mustard, divided

  • ½ pound sliced Swiss cheese, divided

  • ½ pound sliced deli roast pork loin, divided

  • ½ pound sliced ham, divided

  • 2 dill pickles, cut into strips lengthwise - divided


  1. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro, green onions, ground chipotle peppers, lime juice, garlic basil spread, cumin, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Stir until combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).

  3. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir onions, red pepper flakes, and oregano in the hot oil until onions begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Add half the jalapeno pepper rings and cook until they begin to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Reserve remaining jalapeno rings.

  4. Spread each ciabatta roll with 1 tablespoon sweet hot mustard and 2 tablespoons chipotle mayonnaise. Evenly divide the Swiss cheese slices, slices of pork loin, ham, dill pickles, and remaining jalapeno rings among the four sandwiches. Top with cooked onion mixture.

  5. Place sandwiches onto a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bread is toasted and warm, 4 to 5 minutes.

Editor's Note:

Here's the recipe for Garlic Basil Spread.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

696 Calories
54g Fat
30g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 696
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 54g 69%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 976mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 300mg 23%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 436mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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