I’m really not certain which area of my brain came up with this idea…but whatever! It did. The classic Cuban sandwich is an amazing sandwich to begin with (and a great way to use up leftover pulled pork!) But I wanted something a little different!
If you like things that are a little spicy, a little sweet, and a little tangy, give this a try!
What are those blue things? Well they’re Kool-Aid Pickles. I know this is a thing that most Northern folks aren’t real familiar with, but they’re a really good snack! Sounds crazy, I know. For these I used Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade, but you could really use any flavor.
And your beautiful pulled pork.
And the star of the show…neon blue pickles! (the kids got a real kick out of this by the way!)
And more cheese. Then grill in your panini press. I use the Cuisinart 5 in 1 Griddler. This was a pretty huge sandwich, but the Griddler handled it well!
And cook until the cheese is all melty and the meat is warm.
And extra gooey!
Cuban Sandwich Recipe With A Twist!
- Panini press
- 1 loaf Cuban bread
- 7 slices ham
- 4 large slices sharp cheddar cheese
- ½ pulled pork
- Spicy brown mustard
- Kool-Aid Pickles
- Slice Cuban bread in half and slather spicy brown mustard on both sides. Layer 2 pieces cheddar cheese, ham, pulled pork, and sliced Kool-Aid pickles. Place 2 more pieces cheese on top and top of bread. Grill in a Panini press until cheese is melted and meat is warm.