cubano sandos

A few weeks ago I was out to dinner, drinks and a movie with my girlfriends and I had a cubano sandwich. It was so tasty that I have been craving one ever since so I decided to make one at home.
Want to make one too?
Ingredients:
Sandwich roll, a sweeter style bread is preferable
mustard
Swiss cheese was on the original, but I only had mozzarella and it was just as good
dill pickles
sliced ham
sliced turkey
bacon, pre-cooked
Ready?
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Get out the pickles, the sandwich sliced ones are handy, but you can easily slice your own.
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Mmm, bacon. I like to bake mine off in the oven. If you want to do it this way, line a cookie sheet with tin foil then place cooling wracks on them and lay out the bacon. It makes for easy clean up and flat bacon. Just don’t do what I did and spill the grease out as you take it from the oven.
I was SO glad nobody was underfoot at that point last night!
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Spread mustard on the rolls and lay out pickles, cheese, bacon, and deli slices.
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It’s looking good, but there is one more step before you dig in!
Place the sandwich on the griddle or frying pan with some cooking spray then place a frying pan on top in order to smoosh and weigh it all down.
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Let it get all ooey-gooey good and warm. Flip once so that both sides get toasty.
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look at all that melty cheese! And there you go, your very own cubano-sando. Cut in half and serve with some slaw or other creamy veg. I only had some mango around so I sliced that up and it went nicely on the side.
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Enjoy!

7 Comments cubano sandos

  1. Rick August 10, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Nessie that looks yummy! I’m thinking that sandwich along with a fresh giant bag of Ruffles chips and I’d be happy for a week 🙂

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  2. Ani August 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    My goodness! You have succeeded in making my tummy growl.

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  3. keli [at] kidnapped by suburbia August 11, 2011 at 2:44 am

    okay, i’m dying. as soon as i get off of this dairy-free deal, this will be one of my first meals. i want to lick my screen. or just come visit and have YOU make them for me. 😉

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  4. Kathleen August 12, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    holy moly, mama…
    *mouth watering*

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