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Cuban Melt

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Cuban Melt

Course Dinner
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 35 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 414kcal


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pound pork loin roast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 16 ounce loaf Italian bread if loaf is too large, hollow out the center until it weighs 16 ounces
  • 1/4 cup mustard
  • 2 ounces dill pickle slices
  • 6 ounces deli sliced ham
  • 2 ounces shredded Swiss cheese


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season pork with salt and pepper then place pork loin in the skillet and sear until browned on all sides (about 2-3 minutes on each side).
  • Place pork in a slow cooker sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. In a small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients and pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. When done cooking, use two forks to shred pork and mix in with drippings left in the slow cooker.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut french bread in half lengthwise and place cut side up on baking sheet.
  • Spread 2 Tablespoons of mustard on each half of the bread, then top with pickles, shredded pork, ham and shredded cheese.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese is melted and golden brown. Cut into slices and serve.


MFP: MFF Cuban Melt
August 2022


Serving: 6.5ounces | Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.6g | Protein: 31.7g | Fat: 19.2g
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