With pork, ham and cheese, paninis satisfy hearty appetites!
lb pork tenderloin, cut crosswise into 4 slices
tablespoons olive oil-and-vinegar dressing
teaspoons grated lime peel
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
slices (1 oz each) provolone cheese (from deli)
soft kaiser rolls, split
thin slices (1 oz each) baked ham (from deli)
tablespoons yellow mustard
tablespoons dill pickle relish
Between pieces of plastic wrap, gently pound pork with flat side of meat mallet until very thin. Place in glass baking dish. In small bowl, mix dressing, lime peel and oregano. Spread over pork; turn pork to coat. Let stand while heating contact grill.
Heat closed medium-size contact grill for 5 minutes. Position drip tray to catch drippings. Place pork on grill. Close grill; cook 5 to 6 minutes or until no longer pink in center. Meanwhile, place cheese on cut sides of roll bottoms; top with ham, pleating to fit. Spread mustard and pickle relish on cut sides of bun tops. Place grilled pork on ham; place roll tops, relish sides down, on pork. Press down firmly on tops of sandwiches (sandwiches are thick).
Carefully wipe off grill plates; spray with cooking spray. Place sandwiches on grill. Carefully close grill so tops of rolls don’t slip off sandwiches. Gently press top of grill until sandwiches are compressed. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until rolls are toasted and cheese is melted.
Large Cuban rolls or sandwich buns would also work for this recipe.
Mustard and dill pickles are traditional in Cuban pork sandwiches. If you don’t like either, you could substitute mayonnaise and sweet pickle relish, or omit the relish.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
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- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
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% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.