If your family is anything like mine you have quite a bit of Christmas ham to use in leftover recipes. This is the perfect excuse to make a Mojo Marinated Rotisserie Pork Roast recipe and have some cuban sandwiches for lunch.
A traditional cuban sandwich calls for cuban bread, sliced ham, mojo marinated pork, swiss cheese, sliced pickles, and mustard.
They are the perfect balance of flavor, crunch and warmth. If you have never tried a Cuban sandwich we definitely recommend making this recipe or searching one out.
Mojo Marinated Rotisserie Pork Roast
- 1 3 1/2 pound pork roast
- 1-2 small to medium yellow onions, sliced
- Zest of 1 orange
- Zest of one lime
- 1 cups fresh juiced orange juice (6 large navel oranges)
- 1 cup fresh lime juice (8 limes)
- 10-12 garlic cloves (juiced in a juicer, or finely chopped)
- ½ cup olive oil
- 3 tbsp fresh oregano (chopped)
- 2 tsp cumin (roasted if you have it)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp fresh cracked pepper
- Chop your onion. Zest one orange and zest of one lime then add to a large bowl.
- Top onion mixture with orange juice, lime juice, and garlic. Stir in olive oil, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper then stir to mix.
- Add pork roast to bowl and marinate for at least 3 hours and up to 24.
- Remove pork roast from marinade tie with 3 Ronco Rotisserie ties (every 1-2 inches) and place on your rotisserie spit.
- Rotate pork roast in rotisserie for 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 mins or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
- Remove from rotisserie, allow to rest and cool for about 20 minutes. Removes ties and slice into 1/4 inch slices for Cuban Sandwiches.
- 1 long Cuban bread roll*
- 8 slices leftover ham (use deli ham if you have no leftover spiral ham)
- 8 slices Mojo Marinated Pork Roast (recipe above)
- 8-deli slices swiss cheese
- 8 slices of pickle- cut lengthwise
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- To construct sandwiches split bread in half then layer the sandwich with mustard, cheese, ham, pickles, pork and cheese again (the cheese holds everything together). Season with salt and pepper in between the ham and pork layers.
- Slice large sandwich into 4 portions.
- If you have a panini press use that to toast sandwiches for 5-7 minutes. Otherwise, heat a large cast iron skillet or grill pan over medium heat and lightly coat with olive oil. Place the sandwiches on the skillet and top with another heavy skillet. Using pot holders press upper skillet down firmly and cook for 5 to 7 minutes per side until the sandwich has compressed to about a third of its original size and the bread is nice and crispy.
* You can usually find Cuban bread at most grocery stores but if not go with a soft “French” or “Italian” bread or a not-too-crusty ciabatta. Skip using a traditional baguettes, they’ll be too hard.