Medianoche Cuban Sandwiches

Authentic Cuban bread is difficult to find in our area, so we’ve prepared these Cuban Sliders which are traditionally served with sweet bread.

Medianoche Cuban sandwiches are aptly named since Medianoche, or midnight is typically when these small sandwiches are usually eaten after a night of dancing. These sandwiches were an absolute hit at our Cuban Theme Party –it’s a good thing I made plenty!

This variation of the classic Cuban sandwich is called Medianoche, and is traditionally served on sweet bread rather than the typical Cuban bread. | kitchendreaming.com |

The Roast Pork really makes this sandwich sing, so you won’t want to leave it out.  I started the pork to roast (low and slow) in the oven about midday (about 2 to 4 hours at 325°F — or until fork tender) so that it was hot and ready to shred later that afternoon just as I prepared the sandwiches for the party. Then all that’s left is a quick trip into the oven to melt the cheese and this recipe produces a hot sandwich perfect for any tapas menu.

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This variation of the classic Cuban sandwich is called Medianoche, and is traditionally served on sweet bread rather than the typical Cuban bread.

Medianoche Cuban Sandwiches

Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
This variation of the classic Cuban sandwich is called Medianoche, or midnight, which is when these small sandwiches are usually eaten after a night of dancing. The Roast Pork really makes this sandwich sing, so you won’t want to leave it out.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 8 servings
Calories 659 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (24-ct) package Hawaiian dinner rolls
  • Dijon mustard
  • 1 (8 oz) package Swiss Cheese
  • 1 (8-oz) package hard salami
  • 1 (16 oz) package sliced deli ham
  • 2- lbs (32 oz) boneless roasted pork shoulder, shredded
  • 48 pickle slices , bread and butter

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 325°F.
  • Lightly grease a 9×13″ pan with non-stick cooking spray or butter.
  • Cut the rolls in half horizontally removing the tops and placing the bottoms in the baking pan.
  • Spread Dijon mustard over the bottom layer of buns.
  • Next add an even layer of cheese across all the buns.
  • On top of the cheese, add a layer of salami.
  • Next add a layer of ham.
  • Now add the shredded pork in an even layer across all the buns.
  • Add 2 pickles per sandwich roll and top with the other half of the bun.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the sandwiches have steamed through. Remove from the oven. Cut the sandwiches apart and serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 659kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 46gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 2155mgPotassium: 646mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 312IUVitamin C: 1mgVitamin D: 1µgVitamin E: 1mgVitamin K: 19µgCalcium: 382mgFolate: 49µgIron: 4mgZinc: 7mg
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