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This is totally a cheater recipe. Nothing is made from scratch, just throw together pre-made items. The pork is a pre-roasted pork roast and it uses a refrigerated Pillsbury Italian Country Loaf. One day, I would like to make it completely from scratch because I think it would taste better, but sometimes you have a day where you need a short-cut-cheater recipe.

I will admit that I am a Pillsbury Bake Off lover. I think that in recent years, there are too many requirements to use too many pre-packaged items, but there are still some good recipes to be found. One of my favorite cookbooks is a “Best of the Bake-Off” cookbook. Some of the older recipes are classics. So now I receive a periodic email from Pillsbury that is filled with recipes. This is how I first found this recipe. I have made it a few times, and it is very easy and tasty. Again, don’t hate me because of the pre-made items, but feel free to make yours from scratch if you so desire!!

Oh yeah, and the picture doesn’t really do them justice. They look a bit bland, but believe me – they are full of flavor!!

Cuban-Style Sandwiches with Green Chile au Jus
From Pillsbury

1 pkg. (17 oz.) refrigerated fully cooked pork roast au jus
1 can (13.2 oz.) Pillsbury refrigerated country Italian loaf
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 lb. thinly sliced honey ham
4 slices pepper jack cheese
1 cup beef broth
1 can (4.5 oz.) chopped green chilies

1. Heat oven to 350F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Drain juice from pork roast and put in blender; set aside. Shred or chop pork into bite sized pieces; set aside.
2. Unroll dough into a large rectangle, about 14×9 inches. With kitchen scissors or sharp knife, cut dough crosswise making 2 9×7 inch rectangles. Sprinkle each dough rectangle with 1/2 teaspoon cumin and 1 teaspoon garlic. Place half of ham and half of cheese down the center of each rectangle. Divide pork evenly and place over cheese.
3. Bring long sides of dough up over the filling to meet in the middle; pinch seams to seal. Pinch ends to seal. Place seam side down on the cookie sheet. Cut 3 diagonal slashes in the top of each sandwich.
4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet and place on a wire rack. Cool 5 minutes. Meanwhile, pour broth and undrained chilies in the blender with the pork juices. Blend on medium-high for 30-45 seconds or until smooth. Pour into a microwavable measuring cup.
5. To serve, microwave juice on high for 2 to 3 minutes or until hot; divide into 4 ramekins or cups. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally. Serve sandwiches with au Jus for dipping.

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6 Responses to Cuban-Style Sandwiches with Green Chile au Jus

  1. Kristen says:

    I love cheater recipes :) Perfect for the busy mom. This looks so different yet so good!

  2. Katie B. says:

    Hi Deborah! You’ve been tagged! Check out my blog to find out more! :)

  3. Janet says:

    That looks delicious… I love sandwiches…

  4. Sara says:

    Oooh, that looks great. I’ll be saving this for when it cools down and I can turn the oven on again.

  5. Glenna says:

    Deborah, I almost forgot what I was going to tell you, that sandwich looks so good! I tagged you for the “8 Things You Don’t Know About Me” Meme. Mine is posted on my blog today. Have fun with it!

  6. Amy says:

    Nothing wrong with cheater recipes. :) This looks really tasty!

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