Pressed Cuban Sandwich

Pressed Cuban Sandwich

by Chef George Duran



Active Time:

~5 min

Total Time:

~10 min

About this Recipe

A classic Cuban Sandwich is made with thinly sliced ham, pork, mustard, and pickles, and served in a soft white roll that’s crisped up on the outside. Here, Chef George gives this recipe a spin in the Brava by taking advantage of the metal tray to get that coveted crispy exterior. This sandwich is cooked open-faced—simply butter the outside of the bread before cooking, and let the weight of the ingredients do all the pressing for this classic Cuban-American sandwich.


  • 1 soft white sandwich roll, such as a hoagie, submarine, or hero
  • Yellow mustard
  • 3-4 slices ham
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese, cut in half
  • 2-3 slices cooked pork loin or turkey slices
  • 5-6 dill pickle slices

From Your Pantry

butter, softened


Brava metal tray

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Milk, Wheat (Gluten)


  • Lunch
  • Kid Friendly
  • Metal Tray
  • Pork
  • Recipes
  • Sandwiches
  • Weekend
  • Weeknight
  • Year Round

  1. 1

    Prep bread

    • Slice roll in half lengthwise, and spread a thin, even layer of butter on outer side of each slice of bread.
    • Place bread, buttered sides down, in Zones 1 and 2 of Brava metal tray
    • Spread some mustard inside of each bun.

  2. 2

    Prep and cook sandwich

    • Place ham slices on bottom half of bun and top with sliced Swiss cheese.
    • Place sliced pork or turkey on the top half of bun.
    • Slide metal tray into top shelf.
    • Press green button to begin cook.

  3. 3

    Finish and serve

    • When Brava notifies you, carefully remove metal tray.
    • Place on serving plate and add pickle slices.
    • Fold into sandwich and serve immediately.