Pressed Cuban Sliders


Baking these Cuban-inspired sandwiches between two cast-iron skillets mimics the sandwich press used on its traditional counterpart.

Pressed Cuban Sliders
Serves: 12
  • ½ cup yellow mustard
  • 12 Hawaiian sweet rolls, halved
  • 9 slices Swiss cheese, quartered
  • 12 (½-ounce) very thin slices ham
  • 8 ounces pulled smoked pork
  • 24 dill pickle slices
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Spread a thin layer of mustard onto cut side of bottom half of roll. Layer with 1 cheese quarter, 1 ham slice, another cheese quarter, about ½ ounce smoked pork, another cheese quarter, 2 pickle slices, and top of roll. Secure with a wooden pick. Repeat with remaining rolls.
  3. In a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, melt butter over medium heat, swirling to coat. Reduce heat to low. Place one sandwich in center of skillet. Closely fit remaining sandwiches in skillet. Lightly spray top of sandwiches with cooking spray. Remove wooden picks. Heat another 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat until warm. (Do not overheat.) Place on top of sandwiches.
  4. Bake until sandwiches are heated through and cheese is melted, 8 to 10 minutes.