Thursday, September 19, 2019

Cuban Sandwiches

Quick, what to make for dinner that is quick and easy but filling and yummy. Enter the Cuban sandwiches. Grilled cheese and ham and a few extra tangy ingredients deliver the yummiest grilled sandwich ever!

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The real recipe does not call for tomatoes but my husband and I wanted them on there and boy what a taste. So good!!

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How To Make Cuban Sandwiches

Sliced sour dough bread or any other sturdy bread
sliced ham
cheddar cheese
sliced pickles

  1. Butter the bread first on the outside and assemble the sandwiches while your pan is heating up.
  2. Add mustard to the inside of your bread slices.
  3. Layer, cheese, ham and pickle slices. (We added fresh garden tomatoes too).
  4. Grill on both sides until cheese is melted.

DIY Panini Press

 You could just make these grilled Cuban sandwiches but if you want them pressed and don't have a panini maker like me, then you can use two pans. You are supposed to fill a tea kettle to set on the top pan for pressing but I don't have one right now so I filled a pan with some water which was a little wonky but worked. Just toast on one side and then flip for a couple more minutes.
Sometimes I use my iron skillet and just press real firmly with the backside of a spatula to act as my own panini press.
Some cool creamy potato salad would be the perfect side to this hot tangy sandwich. You can find the recipe to my mom's famous potato salad on our recipe page.


  1. Made my mouth water! It looks so good! Thanks for sharing!


  2. I agree, I would add the tomato too! They look great! We havea George Foreman grill, we use that for paninis. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I have used a cast iron skillet to weigh down the sandwiches. It works, but I had to use Pam spray so that it wouldn't stick to the bottom of the skillet. They look delish.

  4. Salivating! It's lunch time and you're inspiring me. :)

  5. Mmmmmm, I'd love to take a bite out of one of those right now.

  6. Those sound really good, my hubby loves sandwiches, so he might think they were great for supper. Thanks for the recipe.
    Hugs, Cindy

  7. A great accompaniment for our bowl of soup tonight.

  8. I'm Cuban and we call that Midnight Sandwiche with no tomatoes.
    Cuban Sandwiche is only with Ham Shank, pork and sliced pickles,sweet sheese with
    cuban bread for you Elaine in California go to Porto's Bakery & Cafe in Glendale
    315 North Brand Boulevard,Glendale
    the best Cuban place in Southern California. or
    Porto's Bakery Burbank
    3614 West Magnolia Boulevard
    Burbank CA
    whent we live in California back 2010 we go there for Cuban bread and Croqueticas (Croquettes)and pastelito de Guayaba(Guayaba Pastry).
    Bery good Place!

  9. They sound delish and I think the tomato would have made them. We just brought a sandwich press for the work kitchen so that we could all bring stuff in and make toasted sandwiches on the colder days instead of popping down the shops for a pie. I will have to print this off and introduce the girls in the office to them.


  10. These look amazing! Might just have to make these this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Now I know I need to eat something- this made me drool! xo Diana

  12. That looks delicious!~ I have a panini grill and I love it. But it is so darn big that I have to keep it buried in the bottom of the pantry and always forget about it.
    Your way works fine too!!
    : ) Kris

  13. This looks so good! I have a panini press and need to start using it more often! hugs, Linda

  14. My sour dough bread starter is almost ready to begin bread making. This sounds like something I'm going to have to try.

  15. Looks good! I've read a brick wrapped in foil works really well....

  16. Oh, my! That looks so good. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from The Charm of Home. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  17. Yummy! Thanks for the top about the tomatoes. What kind of tomatoes are you growing this summer?

  18. Oh how yummy that looks.I look forward to trying.
    I love sandwhiches and anything with fresh tomatoes.
    Thanks for sharing.

  19. Looks yummy Elaine. Oh, and yes the tomatoes would just make it that much more tasty. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  20. I have nade similar sandwiches in a George Forman, and that works pretty well.

  21. My kids love these! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!