So sorry for my short hiatus. It's crazy times in these parts. The baby and the conference have been keeping me busy but the Easter holiday pushed me over the edge. I had a house full of grandparents and babies to feed. 🙂
The main course for Easter dinner was a marinated pork loin of which I have plenty of leftovers. Yesterday we ate some for dinner and today I turned a few slices into this amazing sandwich. I'm serious, it really was amazing. Let me say it again.... AMAZING! 🙂
I was inspired by the Cuban but used what I had on hand. You can easily make something similar with any leftover meats--chicken, turkey, roast beef--but pork is more traditional. I also didn't have swiss. I never buy swiss cheese so I used a slice of muenster that melted perfectly. For the bread I went with a pita.
Here's how I put it together...
- 1 small whole wheat pita
- yellow mustard
- 1 oz of thin sliced deli ham
- 2 oz leftover pork loin sliced
- 1 oz slice of muenster cheese
- About 6 sweet pickle slices (enough to cover the sandwich)
Separate the pita into two circles by running a knife along the edge. I use these little gems from Trader Joe's.
Smear the mustard on one side. Layer the ham, pork and cheese on top. Add the layer of pickles.
I fell in love with these a few years ago.
Top with the other half of pita and grill on a panini press or the George Foreman like I did.
If you are using the Forman, cook for 2 minutes and then turn cooking for 2 more.
Enjoy with a side of carrot sticks--my favorite sandwich companion. 🙂
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|285||12g||2g||old: 6||new: 7|