Espresso Rubbed Pork Belly Cuban Sandwich

30 minutes

1 - 2 servings

Pork belly rubbed with an espresso and cocoa blend is smoked for a deep complexity of flavor and seared until crispy. Crispy pork belly is topped with melty Swiss, a dill pickle chimichurri, maple Dijon and red Fresno chile pepper slices all sandwiched between Euro-Bake Cuban Bread and griddled in butter for a fresh take on the classic Cubano.

30 minutes

1 - 2 servings

Pork belly rubbed with an espresso and cocoa blend is smoked for a deep complexity of flavor and seared until crispy. Crispy pork belly is topped with melty Swiss, a dill pickle chimichurri, maple Dijon and red Fresno chile pepper slices all sandwiched between Euro-Bake Cuban Bread and griddled in butter for a fresh take on the classic Cubano.

Ingredients

Espresso Rubbed Pork Belly Cuban

  • 1 Euro-Bake Cuban Bread 
  • 2 slices Smoked Pork Belly
  • 2 Tbps Espresso & Cocoa Rub
  •  1 Swiss Cheese Slice
  • 2 Tbsp Dill Pickle Chimichurri
  •  1 Tbsp Maple Dijon
  •  6 sliced of Red Chile Peppers
  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter

Espresso & Cocoa Rub for Pork Belly

  • 1 cup Medium Blend Coffee, ground
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa
  • 2 Tbsp Spanish Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp Ancho Chile Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar

Dill Pickle Chimichurri

  • 1 1/5 cups Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Oregano
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tbsp Shallot, chopped
  • 1 cup Dill Pickle, chopped
  • 2 Red Sweet Mini Peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chile Flakes
  • 2 Tbsp Dill Pickle Juice
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tspGranulated Sugar

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