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Leftover Mojo Pork Cubano
with cumin-spiced green beans

Active: 25 minTotal: 25 min

With shredded Mojo pork leftover from earlier in the week, these Cubano sandwiches are a breeze to make. Although we featured the Cubanos back in 2017, we changed things up a bit this time, suggesting sandwich bread (which can be easily pressed between skillets like panini) instead of baguette and serving the sandwiches with flavorful green beans on the side.



Leftover Mojo Pork Cubano:
  • Pickles, dill - 4, sliced (look for pre-sliced to save time)
  • Mayonnaise - 3 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 Tbsp
  • Bread, sandwich - 8 slices
  • Leftover Mojo Pork (from Monday) - ~3 cups (sub sliced ham 2 slices / serving)
  • Cheese, Swiss - 4 slices
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp + 2 Tbsp
Cumin-Spiced Green Beans:
  • Green beans - 1 lb, trimmed
  • Cilantro - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 2 tsp

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Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Green beans / Pickles (if not pre-sliced) - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make sandwich spread - Whisk together mayonnaise and mustard. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Cilantro - Chop cilantro.


  1. Assemble sandwiches by spreading half the bread slices with mayo / mustard mixture. Top with pork, pickles, cheese, and remaining bread.
  2. Heat a griddle or grill pan over medium heat. Add first portion of butter and swirl it around in the pan until it melts.
  3. Place sandwiches on heated pan (if you have a heavy skillet you can place it on top of the sandwiches to press them like a panini press). Grill sandwiches on the first side until golden brown. Add second portion of butter and let it melt around the sandwiches. Flip the sandwiches and continue cooking until golden brown and cheese is melted.
  4. While sandwiches are cooking, place green beans in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave on high until green beans are tender and bright green, 2 to 4 minutes.
  5. Toss green beans with cilantro, oil, cumin, and vinegar. Season with some salt and pepper.
  6. Serve cubanos with green beans on the side. Enjoy!

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This meal has 21 reviews

Great flavor to go with the meat (I had venison shoulder instead of pork) and very easy and efficient to use the leftovers from the pork bowls earlier in the week!

By: Jason
Posted: Sep 11, 2019
Diet: Original

Loved this. Being from South Florida, this is comfort food.

By: Sam
Posted: Sep 09, 2019
Diet: Original

A very quick meal, but the pork, pickles, and mushroom was really odd together.

By: Meredyth
Posted: Aug 22, 2019
Diet: Paleo

This was easy and fast. Really tasty.

By: Kera
Posted: Aug 11, 2019
Diet: Original

So good! One of my husband's favorite sandwiches and it came together really quickly with the leftover pork. Would love to see that meal combo again in the future!

By: Avila
Posted: Aug 10, 2019
Diet: Original

Amazing! The choice of pickles in the grilled sandwich was an inspired one! I was skeptical, but dill pickled added a ton to the flavour.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Aug 10, 2019
Diet: Original