Cuban Panini

Total Time
15 mins
5 mins

No, this is not the authentic Miami Cuban sandwich, but it is a fairly reasonable substitute for those of us who don't have quick access to real McCoy. Deli sliced meats make this a fast and filling sandwich.

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  • 1 loaf Cuban bread (if not available, use a French or Italian loaf from the deli)
  • 14 cup yellow mustard
  • 13 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 large dill pickles, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 12 lb swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • 34 lb ham, thinly sliced
  • 12 lb pork roast, thinly sliced
  • 13 lb genoa salami, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened


  1. Preheat sandwich press.
  2. Cut bread in half lengthwise.
  3. Spread inside top and bottom with mustard and mayonnaise.
  4. On bottom half, layer pickle slices,Swiss cheese, ham, pork and salami.
  5. Cover with top half of bread.
  6. Cut the loaf into 4 equal sandwich portions.
  7. Lightly butter top and bottom of each sandwich and press on the grill until the bread is crusty and the cheese is melted.
  8. Slice in half diagonally and serve.
  9. *** Note - if you don't have a panini press or a sandwich grill type appliance, just use 2 heavy skillets - 1 to cook in and the other on top of the sandwiches to press them down. I would suggest covering the bottom of the pressing-skillet with aluminum foil.
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5 5

never had a cubin with salami in it before, it made a nice change.

We had these both for lunch and supper they were so good. Quick, easy and a great combo of flavors. I pressed them down with a plate and a heavy weight on top...loved the pannini effect !!!

5 5

Fast and filling - you are right!! Made this for a quick dinner - and really enjoyed it!! :yummy: Used prosciutto instead of ham and some light salami. Also used Dijon mustard instead of yellow mustard (I like a little kick!!). Grilled it in our G. Foreman grill. Thanks Susie!! :)