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One of my favorite parts of doing these Saturdays with Rachael Ray posts has been seeing the recipes that have been linked up. As much of a Rachael Ray lover that I am, I am still introduced to recipes that you all have made that I somehow missed. It’s not like my list of Rachael Ray recipes isn’t long enough, but you all help me to add even more to it! This recipe, which I’m still surprised that I missed in the magazine the first time through, was actually linked up by two different people at different times. I’m a lover of sloppy joes, and I’ve made several of Rachael Ray’s versions in the past. And I also love Cuban sandwiches. So when you combine the two – of course I wanted to try this one!! And what’s not to love about this recipe? Chorizo and ground pork are combined with spices, lime juice and a bit of tomato sauce, and then the sandwiches are topped with melty Swiss cheese. And don’t forget the pickles. The pickles are an important and necessary part of these sandwiches!

Sloppy Cubanos | www.tasteandtellblog.com

And just as a side note, I also made some plantain chips to eat with this sandwich – wanting to keep with the whole Cuban theme. It was my first time preparing and eating plantains, and I was definitely a fan! I used this Martha Stewart method, and I’d definitely make them again! In fact, I’m looking forward to working with them again!!

Sloppy Cubanos | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Sloppy Cubanos
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The sloppy joe gets a Cuban makeover with this twist on the original!
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ to ⅓ pound chorizo, casings removed, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • grated peel and juice from one lime
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • One (8-oz) can tomato sauce
  • 4 rolls, split
  • 4 slices deli cheese
  • 3 to 4 large pickles, chopped
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and cook until browned, about 2 mintues. Add the pork and cook until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in teh onion, garlic, paprika, coriander, and allspice. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes. Add in the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lime peel and juice and stir well. Add in the broth and tomato sauce and simmer for a few minutes, until thickened.
  2. Lightly toast the buns under the broiler. Divide the meat mixture between the rolls and place a slice of cheese on each. Broil until the cheese melts, about 30 seconds. Top each with pickles and the bun top and serve.
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  4. recipe from Every Day with Rachael Ray August 2007


Try these other sloppy joe renditions:

Tango Joes from Taste and Tell
Buffalo Sloppy Joes from Dainty Chef
Bombay Sloppy Joes from Meal Planning 101
Turkey Sloppy Joe Sliders from Bev Cooks
Hula Joes from Taste and Tell


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17 Responses to Saturdays with Rachael Ray – Sloppy Cubanos

  1. Rosa says:

    They look mighty scrumptious!



  2. branny says:

    These look fabulous!

  3. Erin says:

    Oh man, these are going on next week’s menu! I am a sucker for a good Cuban sandwich and for sloppy joes, so this recipe is right up my alley! Thanks for posting it!

  4. Chels R. says:

    That looks good. I think I need to step out of my comfort zone a little and try chorizo and something Cuban sometime. I always hear how good they are.

  5. Joanne says:

    Sometimes I need to see a recipe made and exclaimed by someone else before it really sinks in with me. So I totally get it.

    These sound delicious! Love that you served them with plantain chips!

  6. Kalyn says:

    It was the pickles that made me take a second look. I love pickles on sandwiches, especially hamburgers!

  7. OH I love this! Definitely trying these–right after I pin and stumble them 🙂

  8. ANY sandwich with pickles on it is a sandwich of mine.

  9. jennifurla says:

    Love it, this would be a great weeknight addition

  10. Cassie says:

    We loved these! Thanks for the shout-out. I need to get back on the Saturdays with RR bandwagon!!

  11. Danielle says:

    I made these a while back too and I wasn’t too impressed. Mine didn’t hold together well at all and I didn’t really get the “Cubano” vibe, aside from the pickles. I’m glad yours turned out better and that you enjoyed them!

  12. grace says:

    i’ll say it again–rachael ray doesn’t get enough credit for her creativity! this is another winner–nice one!

  13. Twin Tables says:

    Oh My Goodness! This is pure genius! I love Cuban pressed sandwiches and sloppy joes aren’t too shabby either. My sis and I were lucky enough to be on Rachael’s talk show last year because we are twin bloggers (Twin Tables…get it?) It was an amazing experience. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I think I know what I am having for dinner tonight! (And NEVER forget the pickles!) 🙂

  14. kelly says:

    When I saw this recipe I knew I would have to try it. . .and sooo I did. 🙂
    After the meat was done I tried it & it didn’t really wow me uuuntilll I
    got it on my bun with the cheese & pickle. OH my word was that good.
    But, for me Claussen pickles are the only way to go so if in doubt try it out.

  15. Thanks for linking to my buffalo sloppy joes! I love your site 🙂

  16. What a tasty looking sandwich!

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