Alcoeur Apron's Slow Cooker Cuban Sandwich
Cuban Mojo Pulled Pork
4 pounds pork shoulder/pork butt
Juice of 2 oranges
Juice of 1.5 limes
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 bay leaves
3/4 tablespoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 Cuban rolls, sliced open (you can also use Italian bread)
24 slices Swiss cheese
18 slices honey ham
12 slices pickles
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Poke the pork shoulder/pork butt all over with a knife. Cut the pork into large chunks and place in a large slow cooker.
Add all the Mojo marinade ingredients to the slow cooker and mix well to combine. Cook on LOW for 6-7 hours until tender.
When ready, shred the meat with forks.
In the microwave oven, melt butter and garlic powder, and brush the bread all over with it.
Assemble the sandwich: For each sandwich, spread mustard on the bottom half, layer on 2 slices cheese, 3 slices ham, pulled pork, 2 pickle slices, and 2 more cheese slices. Spread the inside of the top bread half with mustard and close the sandwich. Place sandwich on a hot panini press (or hot pan, preparing just like a grilled cheese sandwich) until golden brown.
Serve with your favorite side, mine is potato chips and coleslaw. Enjoy!