Mini Grilled Cubanos

New Year's Day Football Food

Mini Grilled Cubanos
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

It is the first day of the new year and what better way than to spend the day watching football with some good food.


  • For sandwich:
  • 12 small soft potato rolls, mini brioche rolls or Cuban bread cut small/bite-sized
  • 12 slices thin Swiss cheese, cut to fit bread size
  • 36 slices thin pickles, cut round
  • 12 1.5-oz fresh sausage patty, fully cooked
  • 12 slices thin cut high quality ham, cut to fit bread size
  • 12 slices thin cut fresh roasted pork tenderloin, cut to fit bread size
  • 1 cup spicy mayo
  • Butter to brush breads for panini machine or grill
  • Marinade for pork tenderloin
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 cup orange juice (or sour orange)
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Spicy mayo:
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp. sricacha
  • 2 tsp. dijon
  • Dash of fresh lemon
  • Cooking Directions

    Method for pork:

    Mash garlic with back of knife to make a paste.

    Add all liquid ingredients and stir, then add all remaining ingredients.

    Method for assembling sandwich:

    Spread each roll top and bottom with spicy mayo.

    Place one cooked patty on bottom piece of roll followed by slice of ham, slice of swiss, slice of roast pork, pickles and top of roll.

    Place in a grill pan or panini grill. Cook until cheese is melted and bread is toasted. About 4-5 minutes

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: pork, ham, cheese, bread, pickles

    Course: Appetizer/Starter, Party Platter

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