Cuban Sandwiches with Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise

Come home to these slow-cooked sandwiches made with pork that’s spread with cilantro-lime mayonnaise - perfect for Caribbean-style dinner.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 8 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Sandwiches

2
large sweet onions, thinly sliced
2
teaspoons dried minced garlic
1 1/2
teaspoons ground cumin
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1
can (10 oz) frozen margarita mix, thawed
1
boneless pork butt or shoulder blade roast (3 1/2 to 4 lb)
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
2
loaves ciabatta bread (12 oz each)
6
to 8 large leaves leaf lettuce

Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise

1
cup light mayonnaise
2
tablespoons fresh lime juice
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place onions in slow cooker. In small bowl, mix dried minced garlic, cumin, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon of the margarita mix to form paste. Pat mixture on top and sides of roast (if roast comes tied or in netting, remove before rubbing with spice mixture). Place roast on onions. Pour remaining margarita mix around roast.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 3 Remove pork; when cool enough to handle, shred with 2 forks. Return meat to slow cooker; stir in 1/4 cup cilantro.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise ingredients. Slice each loaf of ciabatta bread in half horizontally. With slotted spoon, spoon pork mixture onto bottom halves of bread. Top each with 3 to 4 lettuce leaves. Spread about 1/2 cup Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise on top halves of bread; place over lettuce. Cut into slices. Discard liquid in slow cooker.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    590
    (
    Calories from Fat
    240),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    27g
    27%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    105mg
    105%;
    Sodium
    730mg
    730%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    48g
    48%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    12g
    12%
    ),
    Protein
    38g
    38%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    8%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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