This authentic Cuban sandwich recipe is made with roasted pork slow cooked in mojo and layered with cheese, pickles and ham then pressed for one of the best hot sandwiches you will ever eat.
We have a few friends from Cuba and my friend Diana made her Cuban sandwiches for me and the hubby when we were going on a road trip. We stopped at a state park and had a little picnic. They were fantastic and once I got back she taught me how to make them.
There are two steps in making this authentic Cuban sandwich recipe. The first is to cook a Boston pork butt, also known as pork shoulder, in your crockpot with a bottle of mojo criollo sauce. I have tried a few mojo brands but I like Goya the best it really has more flavor and spices than others. The sauce soaks in and flavors the pork until it’s so tender it just falls apart and it’s AMAZING! The smell in your house will drive you cray-cray as my 9-year-old says. Once it’s done though it’s time to build this sandwich.
Authentic Cuban Sandwich Recipe