Slow Cooker Cubano Sandwiches
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
Delicious Cuban flavors held together between bread!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) pork roast
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - cup(s) orange juice
  • 1 - tsp ground cumin
  • 4 - hoagie rolls**
  • 8 - sandwich pickles**
  • 1 - Tbsp mayonnaise**
  • 1 - Tbsp Dijon mustard**
  • 8 - slices ham deli meat**
  • 4 - slices Swiss cheese**
  • Side: - fruit**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the pork roast into the base of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Pour the orange juice on and around the pork and season with the ground cumin.
  2. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours. Once finished cooking, shred the pork with 2 forks and mix into the sauce. Strain before adding the pork to the sandwiches.
  3. Assemble sandwiches by adding the shredded pork, ham, Swiss cheese with mayo and mustard onto the hoagie buns with pickles. Warm in oven or press in panini press.
  4. Prepare fruit.
  5. Serve Slow Cooker Cubano Sandwiches with fruit.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

    To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

    • 2 lb. pork roast
    • Salt and pepper
    • 1 cup orange juice
    • 1 tsp ground cumin

    Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

    Freeze & Thaw Instructions

    Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours. Assemble Cubano Sandwiches as directed.

    Dairy-Free Modifications

    Omit the Swiss cheese for a dairy free meal, but know that then it’s not a true Cubano sandwich.

    Gluten-Free Modifications

    Unfortunately, there is not a great gluten-free option for this sandwich.

    Printable Label Recipe Title

    Slow Cooker Cubano Sandwiches

    Printable Label Instructions

    Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Once cooked, shred the pork with 2 forks, then assemble sandwiches as directed.
    Serve with fruit.

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