Daddy R's Kid Friendly Cuban Sandwiches

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Turnercup1982

I created this sandwich as an alternative to the standard Cuban sandwich that my 6 year old daughters would eat for lunch. It's simple and they love it!

Top Review by CelticBrewer

This sounds like an okay sandwich. I just really hate it when people call a recipe something that is so far from the original, it's no longer recognizable. I don't know what you think a Cuban sandwich is, but it's nothing like this. In fact, a child would enjoy a true cuban much more than this with all the onions, peppers, and what-not you've thrown in there. Sorry to be picky, but as a half-Cuban, I don't want people to be misinformed on what, traditionally, is an amazing sandwich.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the oil, minced green peppers, onions, garlic, cumin and dill into a fry pan and fry over medium heat until peppers and onions are cooked through. Keep stirring.
  2. Take the pepper and onion mixture out of the pan and set aside.
  3. Fry the ham in the pan until just slightly browned. Remove from heat.
  4. Spread the Dijon mustard onto one side of your bread.
  5. Put 1/4 of the onion/green pepper mixture onto the slice of bread.
  6. Put 1/4 of the ham on top of the onion/pepper mixture.
  7. Put 1/4 of the cheese on top of the ham.
  8. Spread the Miracle Whip on the other slice of bread and place on top of the cheese.
  9. Now spread the margarine with the garlic powder on it (or you can use garlic butter) on top of the sandwich.
  10. Turn on the fry pan to medium heat and carefully flip the sandwich, margarine side down into the pan.
  11. Put another fry pan on top of this sandwich to weight it down. (You can use a griddle with a lid on it like a panini grill instead).
  12. After a few minutes, flip over the sandwich and spread some more margarine w/garlic powder on the bread and replace the pan.
  13. Fry for a few minutes on medium heat until the bread is brown.
  14. Remove from heat, cut into slices, and serve warm with fresh fruit.

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