Cuban Sandwich Sliders

Want to be the hero at your Superbowl party this year? Make these Cuban Sandwich Sliders. I speak from experience.

Cuban Sandwich Sliders

Last year, my good friends Matt and Michelle offered to host the Superbowl party. Their house really is one of the best for hosting a football watching get together. They have a big TV and plenty of seating. Fiona and I offered to provide the food for the party. We were expecting about 25-30 people and being the food-obsessed girls that we are, we planned enough food for about 60. We even had food planned to be brought out at half time so there was hot food throughout the entire game.

Cuban Sandwich Sliders

As to be expected, we had a blast planning for the party and everything turned out amazing. But I am going to have to brag for a second and say that these Cuban Sandwich Sliders were the hit of the night. It’s really no surprise since they’re based on the ever-popular Ham and Cheese Sliders that are marinated in a butter/poppy seed mixture for 24 hours prior to being baked.

Cuban Sandwich Sliders

For the past few years, Hubby would make those ham and cheese sliders to take to big parties. Whether it was a Superbowl party, New Years Eve party, or any other occasion, he became an expert at making those little sandwiches. So when we started brainstorming ideas for the Superbowl party last year, Hubby threw out the ham and cheese sliders. One of the other ideas that was being considered was this Cuban Sandwich Dip from Dan of The Food in my Beard. Dan has transformed many sandwiches into dips.

Cuban Sandwich Sliders

As we were downselecting our menu, it hit me. Turn those addictive indulgent ham and cheese sliders into Cuban Sandwich Sliders by simply adding pork, pickles, and mustard! It was a stroke of genius because these little guys are amazing. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures that night last year when the Giants beat the Patriots (woot!) so I made a smaller batch this past weekend so I could share this recipe with you guys.

Cuban Sandwich Sliders

Now you guys know that I dislike pickles. I’m not sure if you understand how much I dislike them though… I made Hubby spread the pickles on the sandwiches because I can’t even handle touching them (he did leave a few with no pickles so I could taste a couple). I even had a hard time buying pickles this weekend, hence this photo on instagram.

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Cuban Sandwich Sliders

Become the star of your next party by serving these Cuban Sandwich Sliders

Yield: Serves 16-20

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 1/2 Tbsp poppy seeds
1 1/2 Tbsp grated dried onions
1 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp honey mustard
2 (12 ounce) packages Hawaiian rolls
24 oz leftover pulled pork (~3 cups)
1 pound cooked ham slices
12 ounces sliced swiss cheese
5-6 Tbsp yellow mustard
2 cups dill pickles

Directions:

In saucepan, mix butter, poppy seeds, onion, Worcestershire sauce & mustard, stir until blended and melted. Pour 1/2 of mixture into bottom of baking dish.

If rolls are not pre-cut, cut them lengthwise. Place the bottom half of the rolls in the baking dish and spread around to start to soak up the sauce.

Layer the pork, ham, cheese, and pickles on top of the buns. Spread mustard on top of buns. Place tops of buns on sandwich.

Using a shared knife, cut through the sandwiches at the bun seams to cut the meat and cheese. Pour rest of sauce over tops of sandwiches, cover dish and refrigerate up to 24 hours for sauce to soak in.

Preheat oven to 325 F. Place another baking sheet on top of the rolls to press the sandwiches as they bake (you can skip this step if you'd like). Bake rolls for 20-25 minutes until rolls are lightly browned and cheese is melted.

Recipe from Beantown Baker

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33 Responses to “Crockpot Pulled Pork”

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    Taylor — March 24, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    I don’t really like pork, but you make it looks so good! 🙂

    Happy 250th post. <3

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    Jen — March 24, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks Taylor! This really is an amazing pulled pork recipe if you are ever in the mood for pork.

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    Mermaid Sweets — March 24, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    I really need a crock pot – this looks great and I am bookmarking it for when I do get one, my husband loves pulled pork sandwiches.

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    Ashley — March 25, 2009 at 12:15 am

    This looks awesome! I love making pulled pork in the crockpot 🙂

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    Stephanie — March 25, 2009 at 2:27 am

    This looks great! I have been in search of a good pulled pork recipe.

    Happy 250th post!

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    Kerstin — March 25, 2009 at 3:15 am

    I love all the spices you used on the pork – it looks so tender and yummy! Congrats on 250 posts!

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    Ashley — June 12, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Hey Jen, this is Ashley (formerly) from Performance in Evendale! I found your blog through some others and I love it …. we tried this recipe last night and it. was. amazing. Thank you! Your kitchen is going to be gorgeous, can’t wait to see the final pictures.

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    Katrina — June 14, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Hi! I made your recipe last night for my extended family. They RAVED about it! I posted a link back to this post. Thanks again!

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    Jen — July 1, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Hey Ashley! I always get a kick out of when people I know in real life find my blog. We LOVE this recipe.

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    michelle — October 5, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Well, 6 months later, I come upon your recipe through Google and it is amazing!! I served this up to some dinner guests and we all loved it!! It IS the best pulled pork recipe and I thank you for leaving it here for me to find!

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    nupike — February 1, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    We tried this recipe over the weekend (with a couple of minor tweaks) and it came out great!

    Thanks for posting.

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    alamodestuff — February 6, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    This is our new favorite pulled pork recipe! Thanks for posting it!

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    Joshua and Stacie — March 6, 2010 at 1:23 am

    About how many did this serve?

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    Jen — March 7, 2010 at 4:29 am

    Joshua and Stacie – the recipe says it serves 6, but I’d say it serves more like 8.

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    Nichole — August 10, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    thanks for the recipe. I’ve been searching for a good one.

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    Anonymous — October 18, 2012 at 2:19 am

    This was a great recipe! It was my first pork roast, and it was so easy. My 7 lb roast was fork tender in 8 hours.

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    MK — June 1, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Started this the other day and had it in the crockpot all day today. So delicious. Very satisfied husband. Thanks for posting this!

    • beantownbaker — June 10th, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

      So glad your husband enjoyed this. This recipe is in our regular rotation.

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    nonniz — July 4, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Love this recipe. Have used it many times and it always gets rave reviews. Making it again this weekend.

    • beantownbaker — July 4th, 2013 @ 1:44 pm

      Glad you enjoy it! We love it too and make it on a regular weekend. Especially since it freezes so well!

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    Lauretta Dane — August 22, 2013 at 10:12 am

    What Barbeque sauce did you prefer. There are so many different flavors out there these days?

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    Stephanie Walsh — October 10, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Only complaint from people when I made this was…”Why didn’t you make more??!?!” Love Love Love this recipe!
    Thanks for publishing!

    • beantownbaker — October 23rd, 2013 @ 12:25 am

      I get that a lot too! So glad you enjoyed it!!

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    Val — October 21, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    This recipe is awesome!!! I have only made pulled pork a few times but was never a huge fan as I found them to be too BBQ sauce flavored! I saw this recipe on pinterest and decided to try it tonight for dinner! OMG it is FANTBULOUS!!!!!! I love the rb idea and honestly I could have done without the BBQ sauce as the drippings and sauce in the pot was amazing with the pork on its own! I did add the bq sauce however and was still quite impressed! This recipe had changed my whole opinion of pulled pork! Kudos on a great spice rub blend!!!

    • beantownbaker — October 23rd, 2013 @ 12:28 am

      So glad I was able to convert you to a pulled pork fan! I actually have a batch of this cooking in the crockpot as I type. It’s going to cook overnight for my sister and her husband since they’re new parents and it freezes so well.

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    Brooke — October 22, 2013 at 12:21 am

    This is the easiest and I’m sure tastiest recipe I’ve ever found. I just rubbed all the spices on the pork and it’s marinating in the fridge right now…. I will cook it tomorrow morning I’m very excited about serving this to my family. I’ll come back and post how it was!

    • beantownbaker — October 23rd, 2013 @ 12:29 am

      I’ve got a batch cooking in the crockpot right now! I hope you and your family enjoy it.

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    Brigette — December 12, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I tried this tonight and OMG it was delicious! That rub really makes it. I couldn’t let it sit in the fridge for days but it was still amazing. I will definitely be making this again.

    • beantownbaker — December 17th, 2013 @ 10:55 am

      So glad you enjoyed it! We really love this recipe and make it all the time.

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    Mary — July 3, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Hi. I am making this as we speak for tomorrow. My only concern the spices seem a little over powering. When I opened the crockpot to check on it it seemed very spicey. Is that what you experience?

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    Robin — January 17, 2016 at 11:41 am

    This is one of the best crockpot pork recipes ever! I use Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce or make my own secret barbecue sauce. Either way it is the best. We also use the rub when my husband cooks a shoulder on the grill. Great find – thanks!

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    Jen Brothers — February 15, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Sounds delish! What brand and flavor bbq sauce did you use, exactly?

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