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Gluten Free Cuban Sandwiches (Cubanos)

Filled with roasted pork, ham, cheese, and a super flavorful mustard sauce, these sandwiches will transport you straight to Miami!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Cuban
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Author Sam Harbison

Ingredients

For the Sandwiches

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 pound ham thinly sliced
  • 1/4 pound roasted pork
  • 4 slices swiss cheese
  • 1 gluten free baguette see notes

For the Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons dill pickles (about 10 pickle chips), diced
  • 1 tablespoon peperoncini diced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise I used Duke's
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 lime juiced

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients for the sauce and set aside.

  2. In a pan over medium heat, melt butter. Once melted and starting to bubble, add ham to one side of the pan and roasted pork to the other, and cook until heated through and just starting to brown. Remove from heat.

  3. Preheat broiler on high.

  4. To assemble sandwiches, cut baguette in half and slice lengthwise, making sure to not slice all the way through. Spread the sauce on both sides inside the baguette, followed by cheese, ham, and pork loin. (You might have some sauce leftover. If so, just set it aside.)

  5. Ona  foil-lined baking sheet, broil sandwiches until the bread is crusty but not browning and the cheese is bubbly and melty. Spoon any remaining sauce on top and serve.

Recipe Notes

I like to use Against The Grain gluten-free baguettes for this recipe. They come in a package of 2, and each baguette makes 2 sandwiches. I found them in the frozen bread section of Whole Foods. You can use any type of gluten free baguette or sandwich roll you prefer, or if you're not gluten free you can use any bread of your choosing.