Cuban-style Roast Pork Sandwiches

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  • Makes 4 sandwiches.



  1. Mash the garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin together to form a paste.
  2. Rub the paste on the pork tenderloin and place in a small roasting pan.
  3. Roast at 450°F (230°C) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 155f (70c).
  4. Remove from oven and let rest 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Cut the pork into thin slices.
  6. Layer the pork, pickled onions and peppers, and cheese between slices of bread.
  7. Heat half the olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat until the surface shimmers.
  8. Add two sandwiches and cover with foil.
  9. Weigh it down with a heavy skillet and one or two heavy cans, or a brick covered with aluminum foil.
  10. Cook until the sandwiches are brown on the bottom (3 to 5 minutes), remove the weights, turn the sandwiches over, and cook until brown on the other side.
  11. Repeat with the remaining oil and the other two sandwiches.
  12. Cut sandwiches in half and serve immediately.