Cuban Grilled Sandwich is loaded with types of meats, cheese and seasoning. It is grilled golden brown for a crowd pleasing sandwich.

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Cuban Sandwich is loaded with flavor and cooks perfectly on the grill. They are packed with meats, cheese and grilled perfectly on a Cuban bread. This Grilled Pork Recipe is tasty and made with simple ingredients.

If you love to make grilled sandwiches as much as we do, try this Grilled Salmon Sandwich Recipe.

Why This Recipe Works

This Grilled Cuban Sandwich is layered with delicious meats, cheese, sauce and seasoning. The hoagie gets crispy from the grill but still soft in center.

Every bite is loaded with flavor and makes for a delicious lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed for Grilled Cuban Sandwich - pork tenderloin, olive oil, garlic, cumin, oregano, Dijon Mustard, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, cuban bread, swiss cheese, pickle, salami, butter

For the Pork and Marinade: 

  • Pork Tenderloin 
  • Olive Oil 
  • Minced Garlic  
  • Cumin 
  • Dried Oregano 
  • Dijon Mustard 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • Red Pepper Flakes 

For the Sandwiches: 

  • Loaves Cuban Bread 
  • Dijon Mustard 
  • Swiss Cheese 
  • Deli Ham 
  • Dill Pickle Slices
  • Slices Salami 
  • Butter (melted) 

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Variations Ideas

  • Pork Variation – You can use pork chops instead of a pork tenderloin in this recipe if you prefer. Feel free to use pork shoulder, pork butt or pulled pork.
  • Pieces of Bread – Feel free to change the bread to what you prefer. Feel free to use Italian bread or an type of loaf bread.
  • Cooking Indoors – You can easily make this recipe with a panini press or an indoor griddle. I have even made in a cast iron skillet on the stove top.
  • Sauces – Add your favorite condiments to build your cuban sandwich. We have added mayonnaise or yellow mustard.

Step by Step Instructions

Slice pork tenderloin wrapped in plastic wrap on a cutting board

Step 1 – Prepare Pork Tenderloin – Cut the pork tenderloin in half lengthwise.  Place it in between plastic wrap and use a meat mallet to gently pound the pork. Pound the pork until it’s approximately ½ inch thick. 

Combining the marinade ingredients

Step 2 – Mix Marinade – Whisk together the remaining pork ingredients.

Placing the pork tenderloin in the a ziplock bag and topping with the marinade

Step 3 – Marinade Pork Tenderloin –   Place the pork in a ziplock bag and pour the marinade on top.  Marinade for at least 30 minutes. 

Slicing the pork tenderloin on a cutting board

Step 4 – Prepare Grill – Preheat a grill over medium heat (approximately 350 degrees Fahrenheit). Then rub the grill grates with oil. Grill the marinated pork for 4-5 minutes per side. Cook until cooked through. Let rest and slice.

  • Step 6 – Reduce Heat – Reduce the heat to low on the grill. 
  • Step 7 – Cut Bread – Cut the bread in half lengthwise.  Spread the mustard on the bottom half of each of the bread. 

Make the Cuban Sandwich

  • Step 1 – Layer Sandwich – Layer the ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and pork onto each roll.  Alternate between the meat and cheese as the cheese helps keep the sandwich tomorrow.  Then top each sandwich with the top half of the rolls.  
Cuban Sandwich on a plate
  • Step 9 – Top Butter – Rub the melted butter on the outside of the sandwiches or the top bun. 
  • Step 10 – Add Sandwich to grill – Place the sandwiches on the grill.  Place a piece of aluminum foil on top. Then place a heavy item on top of the foil to press the sandwiches down onto the grill.  I used a large cast iron skillet and it worked great. 
  • Step 11 – Grill Sandwich – Grill for 5-6 minutes.  Flip the sandwiches, weigh them back down and grill the opposite side for 5-6 more minutes until browned and the cheese is melted. 
Grilling cuban sandwich on the grill
  • Step 12 – Serve and enjoy – Remove the sandwiches from the grill and then they are ready to serve and enjoy. 

Recipe Tips

  • Roast Pork – After marinating the pork tenderloin, grill the pork tenderloin over medium-high heat. Make sure to oil the grill grates to prevent the pork from sticking. We like to slice the pork tenderloin before grilling.
  • Grill Sandwich – Grill the sandwich after adding the layers of ham, cheese and the seasoning. It takes about 5 minutes and we used a cast iron skillet to press the sandwich down.
Grilled Cuban Sandwich stacked on a plate with chips

What to Serve with Cuban Grilled Sandwich:

These Cuban Grilled Sandwiches are great served with your traditional sides that you serve with sandwiches. When we grill out we like to grill out our side dishes.

These are some of our favorites.

  • Grilled Vegetables in Foil – This Grilled Vegetables in Foil is a healthy side dish that everyone will love. Grilled vegetables are cooked to perfection and full of flavor.
  • Grilled Carrots in Foil – Grilled Carrots in Foil is a easy side dish that compliments any meal. All you need is carrots, foil and simple seasoning to make this recipe.
  • Grilled Green Beans in Foil – Grilled Green Beans in Foil is the best side dish. We love that this recipe only takes a few ingredients and less than 15 minutes to grill.
Close up image of cuban sandwich

How to Store Leftovers

These Cuban sandwich grill recipe are best served fresh but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.  

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Cuban Grilled Sandwich

5 from 3 votes
Cuban Grilled Sandwich is loaded with types of meats, cheese and seasoning. It is grilled golden brown for a crowd pleasing sandwich.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Cuisine Cuban
Course Main Course
Calories 482

Ingredients

For the Pork and Marinade:

For the Sandwiches:

  • 4 loaves Cuban Bread
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 12 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 8 slices Deli Ham
  • 1 cup Sliced Dill Pickles
  • 12 slices Salami
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter melted

Instructions

  • Cut the pork tenderloin in half lengthwise.  Place it in between plastic wrap and use a meat mallet to gently pound the pork until it’s approximately ½ inch thick.
  • Whisk together the remaining pork ingredients.  Place the pork in a ziplock bag and pour the marinade on top.  Marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat a grill over medium high heat (approximately 350 degrees Fahrenheit) and rub the grill grates with oil.
  • Grill the marinated pork for 4-5 minutes per side until cooked through (internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Remove the pork from the grill and let it rest for 5 minutes.  Then slice the pork against the grain into approximately ⅛ inch thick slices.
  • Reduce the heat to low on the grill.
  • Cut the bread in half lengthwise.  Spread the mustard on the bottom half of each of the bread.
  • Layer the cheese, ham, pickles, salami and pork onto each roll.  Alternate between the meat and cheese as the cheese helps keep the sandwich tomorrow.  Then top each sandwich with the top half of the rolls.
  • Rub the melted butter on the outside of the sandwiches.
  • Place the sandwiches on the grill.  Place a piece of foil on top and then place a heavy item on top of the foil to press the sandwiches down onto the grill.  I used a large cast iron skillet and it worked great.
  • Grill for 5-6 minutes.  Flip the sandwiches, weigh them back down and grill the opposite side for 5-6 more minutes until browned and the cheese is melted.
  • Remove the sandwiches from the grill and then they are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can use pork chops instead of a pork tenderloin in this recipe if you prefer.  
These are best served fresh but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 482kcal, Carbohydrates 4g, Protein 38g, Fat 35g, Saturated Fat 15g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 14g, Trans Fat 0.2g, Cholesterol 128mg, Sodium 1738mg, Potassium 569mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 491IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 349mg, Iron 2mg

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