Slow-Cooker Cuban Pulled-Pork Panini Sandwiches
Slow-Cooker Cuban Pulled-Pork Panini Sandwiches
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    Cuban pulled pork—or lechon asado—meets traditional Cuban ham and Swiss sandwiches in these zesty, melty paninis. The pork absorbs loads of flavor while slow cooking in a garlic- and citrus-infused mojo sauce, which ultimately makes for one amazing hot sandwich. Unless you live in south Florida, Cuban bread will probably be rather difficult to come by. So use whatever type of bread tickles your fancy, and if you can’t find a loaf that measures 2 feet (61 cm) long, two smaller loaves (about 12 ounces [340 g] each) of Italian or French bread, or even individual hoagie rolls, would work beautifully instead. Just make sure to start and end your sandwich layers with Swiss, since the cheese is what ends up holding together an otherwise messy panini.

    Ingredients

    • 3 lb (1.6 kg) boneless pork butt roast, trimmed
    • 10 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 cup (120 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) freshly squeezed lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon (3 g) dried oregano
    • 2 teaspoons (5 g) ground cumin
    • 1/2 tablespoon (18 g) House Seasoning (see Cooks' Note)
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 1 (2-foot [61-cm] long) Cuban bread loaf, submarine sandwich roll, Italian bread loaf or French bread loaf
    • Prepared yellow mustard, as needed
    • 2 (8-oz [227-g]) packages sliced Swiss cheese, divided
    • 2 cups (286 g) sliced dill pickles
    • 1 (8-oz [227-g]) package thinly sliced ham
    • 4 tablespoons (60 ml) melted butter

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 760 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 57 g 88.35%
    • Saturated Fat: 22 g 109.66%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 193 mg 64.3%
    • Sodium: 689 mg 28.71%
    • Calcium: 246 mg 24.61%
    • Potassium: 1036 mg 29.61%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 5 mg 27.44%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 17 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 21.77%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 45 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 5 g
    • Vitamin A 10.66%
    • Vitamin C 9.4%
    • Vitamin D 39.69%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat9
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat6
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total6 oz-eq

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