Week 6 – Cuban Sandwiches

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Week Six

Cuban Sandwiches

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Yes – My Cat is in the background – even he wanted to eat these!! LOL! (Hi Oliver! – not for Kitties)

Last week was a good week for me! I was 11-4 for the week and it put me in 3rd in a pool I am in. This week is gonna be a fun week of ball I hope. San Fran has a 4-0 spot to hold right now… and they are up against the Rams this week – so its gonna be a good game!! This week has a lot of great games going on, and of course; last night MY Team won! Which was honestly a no brainer (Sorry NYG – but Jones… man you played well!.. and he is soo young omg! Anyways.. back to FOOD!

This week was an especially delicious week. A Cuban is my fav sandwich out there! And my version… is LOADED!! I took a few sandwiches to some friends at work (because this makes soo much and I had leftovers) and one of them said to me “NOW THAT’S A SANDWICH!!!, One of the best Kid, truly.” haha! Made my day! I think this one is a winner!

DISCLAIMER: THIS SANDWICH… is a Messy MOFO that barely fits in your mouth… so cover up those Jerseys!

Here are the Roster details for this weeks Line up!

Ingredients

  • 2 French Bread loafs
  • 24 slices of Swiss Cheese
  • 1 Jar of Garlic Dill Pickles sliced
  • ½ bottle of Yellow Mustard
  • ¼ cup per Loaf of Bold & Spicy Mustard
  • 600 grams of Black Forest Ham sliced thin
  • Pulled Pork:
    • 5 lb Pork Shoulder
    • 1 orange cut in half
    • ½ a large onion (leave the end on to hold it together)
    • 1 lime cut in half
    • ¼ cup of water
    • 2 tbsp Salt
    • 1 tbsp Pepper
    • 2 packed tbsp brown sugar
    • 1 tbsp smoked paprika (normal paprika works fine too)
    • 1 tbsp mustard powder
    • 1 tsp nutmeg
    • ¼ cup yellow mustard

Instructions:

  1. In a crockpot, place your orange, onion, and limes cut side down; and turn crockpot on low for 10 hours
  2. Add the water to the crockpot as well
  3. In a bowl mix together the salt, pepper, brown sugar, paprika, mustard powder, and nutmeg
  4. Rub your pork shoulder all over with your spice mix
  5. Place the pork shoulder (fat side up) on top of the oranges, onions, and limes
  6. Squirt about a ¼ cup of yellow mustard on the top of the pork
  7. Cover with a lid and leave to cook *I did mine before bed and it was ready in the AM – you want fall apart pork
  8. When your pork is ready remove from the crockpot into a pan and remove the big piece of fat then begin shredding your pork *Tip – if you find your pork dry (which you shouldn’t) just add a couple tbsps. Of juice from the crockpot
  9. Let cool a little before assembling your sandwiches
  10. Turn oven on to 350 and cut your bread in halves *typical Cuban sandwiches, are made with Cuban bread – but I thought this bread from Coop’s Bakery smelt so good I went with this!)
  11. Slather both sides of your bread with your mustards – covering both sides
  12. Place 6 slices of cheese on each bottom half of your sandwich
  13. Then pulled pork, then your pickles, then the Black Forest ham, then 6 more pieces of cheese on top of each sandwich
  14. Place the top half of your bread on top, cover your loaves in tinfoil and bake for 30-35 minutes *Tip – Press the sandwiches down with a cast iron pan – it helps keep everything in the sandwich
  15. Let cool for about 10 minutes, then cut into sandwich pieces and enjoy!

Serves 12-14 big sandwiches (cut them in half for 24- 28)

Printable Recipe Below

Week 6 – October 13

Enjoy!!

and…

Happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone!!!!

Feel free to use your leftover HAM from thanksgiving for this little number and a dinner roll would be just fine for little mini sandwiches – BE creative and have friggin FUN!

PS. I am going to let you in on a secret… Don’t underestimate some girl who says she likes football…She will sneak up on you and steal your money 😛

I am aiming for a swing pick this week to either put me in 1st or take me out of 3rd. So if you are in a Football pool, the trick is… take some chances, make some gut picks, make some smart picks (know your ball!), make some fun picks and for Pete’s sake… HAVE FUN!

-Brittany

 

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