Traeger Cuban Sandwich

If you’re in the “how many recipes can I make in my smoker” phase of life, you’re in the right place.  Last weekend I had some leftover pulled pork, I decided to make a Traeger Cuban sandwich.

 This is Cuban version of a classic ham and cheese but they add Cunbano pork, but I am taking it to another level, I will be adding my leftover pulled pork and then smoking it and trust me: it’s better on the when its throw on the smoker to get extra crispy and a nice smoky flavor! 

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Traeger Cuban Sandwich

If you love different variations on grilled cheese, you’ll love this recipe! With Swiss cheese and pulled pork, you really can’t go wrong! It’s also a great way to use leftover pork if you have any in your fridge.

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What You’ll Need

  • French Bread
  • Leftover Pulled Pork (if you don’t have leftover pulled pork i have included a recipe below for it)
  • Orange Juice
  • 1 Lime (zest and Juice)
  • Oregano
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Cumin
  • Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper
  • Peppered Deli Ham
  • Sliced Baby Swiss Cheese
  • Ground Dijon Mustard
  • Sandwich Style Dill Pickles
  • Cilantro (chopped)
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How to Make a Traeger Cuban Sandwich

Step 1: Preheat Your Traeger

Preheat your Traeger to medium, which is around 275°F -300°F. Allow the grill to preheat while you butter the cut sides of your bread.

Step 2: Prep Your Bread

Prep the bread. Place the bread, buttered side down, directly on your grill grate and cook for 2-4 minutes until evenly toasted.

Remove to a large cutting board that has been covered with a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil.

Place a large, heavy pan in your grill and close the lid. The pan will preheat while you prepare your sandwich.

Step 3: Heat Your Pork

Heat the pork. In a large sauté pan, combine the pork, orange juice, lime zest and juice, oregano, red pepper flakes, cumin, onion powder, salt and black pepper.

Warm over medium heat until the sauce is evenly distributed throughout the pork and everything is warmed through.

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Step 4: Build the Sandwiches

Layer the mustard, pickles, cheese, ham, and pork across the toasted sides of the bread.

Press the halves of the bread together and wrap as tightly as you can with the foil.

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Step 4: Cook the Sandwiches

Turn the temperature of your grill down to low and let the sandwich get all toasty and the cheese melted.

Check the sandwich after about 10 minutes.

Cool and serve. Allow the sandwich to cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing into individual servings.

Top with chopped cilantro.

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What to Serve With Traeger Cuban Sandwich

Sandwiches pair well with a variety of sides. For this sandwich, we recommend one of the following side dishes:

Smoked Dill Pickles

Sweet Potatoes Fries

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Traeger Cuban Sandwich

Charlie
You have to try this Cuban sandwich stuffed with pulled pork, ham, cheese and then smoked to perfection
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner, lunch, main, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Barbecue, bbq, dinner, grill, lunch
Servings 4 servings
Calories 500 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Smoker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 loaf French bread sliced in half lengthwise
  • 2 cups leftover pulled pork
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 whole lime zest and juice
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • ½ pound peppered deli ham thinly sliced
  • ¼ pound deli sliced baby Swiss cheese
  • ¼ cup stone ground Dijon mustard
  • 10-12 slices sandwich style dill pickles
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped

Instructions
 

Step 1: Preheat Your Traeger

  • Preheat your Traeger to medium, which is around 275°F -300°F. Allow the grill to preheat while you butter the cut sides of your bread.

Step 2: Prep Your Bread

  • Prep the bread. Place the bread, buttered side down, directly on your grill grate and cook for 2-4 minutes until evenly toasted.
  • Remove to a large cutting board that has been covered with a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil.
  • Place a large, heavy pan in your grill and close the lid. The pan will preheat while you prepare your sandwich.

Step 3: Heat Your Pork

  • Heat the pork. In a large sauté pan, combine the pork, orange juice, lime zest and juice, oregano, red pepper flakes, cumin, onion powder, salt and black pepper.
  • Warm over medium heat until the sauce is evenly distributed throughout the pork and everything is warmed through.

Step 4: Build the Sandwiches

  • Layer the mustard, pickles, cheese, ham, and pork across the toasted sides of the bread.
  • Press the halves of the bread together and wrap as tightly as you can with the foil.

Step 5: Cook the Sandwiches

  • Turn the temperature of your grill down to low and let the sandwich get all toasty and the cheese melted.
  • Check the sandwich after about 10 minutes.
  • Cool and serve. Allow the sandwich to cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing into individual servings.
  • Top with chopped cilantro.
Keyword smoked cuban sandwich, traeger cuban sandwich

Smoke On!

Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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