Cuban Sliders {Mini Medianoche Sandwiches}

Cuban Sliders {Mini Medianoche Sandwiches}

Cuban medianoche sandwiches turned Cuban sliders! Sweet ham, swiss cheese, slow cooker Cuban-style pulled pork, dill pickles & mustard on toasted, buttered, sweet dinner rolls. Perfect for entertaining at home!

You guyssssss…THESE ARE SO DELICIOUS! I made these Cuban Sliders for my birthday two weeks ago and my friends were raving so hard about them. They really were amazing!

When you live in Miami, you eat Cuban food ALL THE TIME. Literally, we have it weekly. Something so common for us that were born and raised here or from a Cuban family…but…maybe not so much for the rest of the world. That’s why I’m here to introduce you to Cuban-inspired versions of the real thing!

In this case, the medianoche (translation: midnight sandwich). A Cuban medianoche is a sandwich that got its name because it was consumed after a night of dancing (technically midnight) and consists of sweet bread, sweet ham, swiss cheese, sliced pork, dill pickles and mustard. The sandwich is then pressed and the cheese gets all warm, melty and gooey. So good.

Inspired by the medianoche, these Cuban Sliders are made with Cuban-style pulled pork which you should make the night before or 8 hours before you will be serving your guests.

My recommendation is to make it the night before. That way the next day you can focus solely on building these bad boys!

Once you have the pulled pork, the rest is as easy as 1-2-3. Because I have picky friends, I usually leave out condiments, in this case the mustard, and have them add it on themselves. You can either add the mustard on the dinner rolls before baking or serve it on the side. Either way, I GUARANTEE these will be a win on your next gathering.

Scroll down for the super easy recipe! Try not to drool all over yourself, ok? ;)

Cuban medianoche sandwiches turned Cuban sliders! Ham, swiss cheese, Cuban-style pulled pork, pickles & mustard on toasted, buttered Hawaiian dinner rolls. Perfect for game day or entertaining at home!

Cuban medianoche sandwiches turned Cuban sliders! Ham, swiss cheese, Cuban-style pulled pork, pickles & mustard on toasted, buttered Hawaiian dinner rolls. Perfect for game day or entertaining at home!

Cuban medianoche sandwiches turned Cuban sliders! Ham, swiss cheese, Cuban-style pulled pork, pickles & mustard on toasted, buttered Hawaiian dinner rolls. Perfect for game day or entertaining at home!

Cuban medianoche sandwiches turned Cuban sliders! Ham, swiss cheese, Cuban-style pulled pork, pickles & mustard on toasted, buttered Hawaiian dinner rolls. Perfect for game day or entertaining at home!

I hope you make this and LOVE it!

 

Cuban medianoche sandwiches turned Cuban sliders! Ham, swiss cheese, Cuban-style pulled pork, pickles & mustard on toasted, buttered Hawaiian dinner rolls. Perfect for game day or entertaining at home!
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Cuban Sliders {Mini Medianoche Sandwiches}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 hr 10 mins
Total Time
8 hr 20 mins
 

Cuban medianoche sandwiches turned Cuban sliders! Ham, swiss cheese, Cuban-style pulled pork, pickles & mustard on toasted, buttered Hawaiian dinner rolls. Perfect for game day or entertaining at home!

Servings: 12 servings
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
  • Slow Cooker Cuban-Style Pulled Pork (recipe link in notes)
  • 1 package sweet dinner rolls cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 package thin sliced honey ham
  • 1 package sliced swiss cheese
  • dill pickles sliced
  • mustard / Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup salted butter melted
Instructions
  1. Make the Slow Cooker Cuban-Style Pulled Pork the night before or 8 hours before making the sliders. Recipe link in notes.

Making the Cuban Sliders
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Place bottom half of sweet dinner rolls on baking sheet. Top with ham, swiss cheese, pulled pork, and dill pickles. (You can either add the mustard to the top half of the sweet dinner rolls now or serve it on the side. Up to you.)

  3. Add the top half of dinner rolls and brush with melted butter. Place into oven and bake until the cheese has melted, about 10-12 minutes.

  4. Cut and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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