Grilled Cuban-Style Panini

Grilled Cuban-Style Panini

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Recipe Rating: 3.46754
Serves 4
You don't need special equipment to create this fabulous sandwich. Just follow our simple directions then serve hot with our 365 Everyday Value™ Home-style Potato Chips and your favorite summer salad.
Ingredients: 
  • 1 pork tenderloin (approximately 8 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons Caribbean barbecue seasoning
  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (optional)
  • 4 ounces Black Forest or other lean deli ham
  • 4 ounces sliced muenster cheese
  • 2 dill pickles, thinly sliced lengthwise
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Method: 
Prepare a grill for medium heat cooking. Brush tenderloin with one tablespoon of oil and coat all sides with seasoning. Grill pork until it is cooked through and browned on all sides, about 5 minutes each side. Remove, and let cool slightly, then thinly slice on the diagonal.

Half ciabatta lengthwise and spread with mayonnaise (if using) then layer with sliced pork, ham, cheese and pickle slices. Place top on sandwich and brush bread with olive oil. Press down very firmly on sandwich. Place on the grill* and weigh down with a heavy cast-iron skillet or 2 to 3 bricks wrapped in foil. Flatten the sandwich to about 1/4 its original thickness while grilling and cook until the cheese is melted, about 3 minutes on each side.

*If using a double-sided sandwich maker, grill 3 to 4 minutes.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 390 calories (240 from fat), 26g total fat, 9g saturated fat, 90mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 11g carbohydrates, (1 g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 27g protein.
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