Sloppy Cubanos

These sloppy Cubanos are perfect a quick weeknight supper…

Did everyone have a great Fourth of July? I surely hope so :) It was hotter than heck here on the East coast. We spent Monday and Tuesday in Boston and the sun and heat was enough to almost knock you out.  Although even with all that heat I had a great time. I think I could very happily live the rest of my years living in Boston. Now if I could just figure out how to make my millions to afford a house in Back Bay…

Now onto this delicious sandwich. This is a fantastic quick and easy sandwich to make during the week.  It’s just like a Sloppy Joe but with a few flavor changes. Chorizo, coriander and lime are all brought to the party.  My favorite part about the sandwich is topping it with crisp cold pickles. It’s a total party in the mouth :) The original recipe called for cheese on the sandwich but I left it off because I prefer this sandwich without cheese. Enjoy!!!


Sloppy Cubanos


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 to 1/3 pound chorizo - casing removed, finely chopped
1 pound ground pork
1 onion - finely chopped
2 cloves garlic - grated or finely chopped
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon allspice
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Zested peel and juice of 1 lime
1 cup chicken broth
One 8-ounce can tomato sauce
4 Portuguese rolls
4 deli slices Swiss cheese
3 to 4 large dill or half-sour pickles - chopped

Source: Rachael Ray


In a large skillet, heat the olive oil, 1 turn of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and cook, stirring, until browned, 2 minutes. Add the pork and cook, crumbling it with a spoon, until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the onion, garlic, paprika, coriander and allspice; season with salt and pepper to taste and cook for 5 minutes. Add the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lime zest and lime juice and mix well; stir in the chicken broth and tomato sauce and simmer for a couple of minutes.

Lightly toast the rolls under the broiler. Pile the meat mixture onto the roll bottoms. Cover with the Swiss cheese and broil until melted, about 30 seconds. Scatter the pickles on the sandwiches, cover with the roll tops and enjoy.

Source: Rachael Ray


21 Responses to “Sloppy Cubanos”

  1. #
    Charlene — July 7, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    I would love to try the tuscan chicken – thanks for the chance to win!

  2. #
    April — July 7, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    I have never tried or heard of these before.

  3. #
    Dana - Food for Thought — July 8, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Herb Crusted Chicken with mushroom risotto sounds delicious!

  4. #
    Dana - Food for Thought — July 8, 2010 at 7:27 am

    …and i now like you on fb :)

  5. #
    Southern Fancy — July 8, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Tuscan Chicken with penne pasta! Sounds Delish!

  6. #
    Barbara Bakes — July 8, 2010 at 11:21 am

    What a fun way to kick a sloppy joe up a notch. Probably Tuscan Chicken.

  7. #
    Jenny — July 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    The Tuscan chicken and I tried to “like” you on FB but link is broken.

  8. #
    Jenny — July 8, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Duh – I already “like” you on FB – I went to search for you – and I had done it a while back. Thanks.

  9. #
    delia — July 8, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    I love shrimp, so I would pick the Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp with angel hair pasta.

  10. #
    rebecca — July 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    mmmm. tuscan chicken.
    and this sloppy jo looks amazing.
    now i’m hungry!

  11. #
    Mari — July 8, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    You do know your sandwich is called “Sloppy Cubans,” right?

    Pescetarian, so I’d choose the shrimp. Plus, my favorite noodle is angel hair (or thinner!).

  12. #
    Susie D. — July 8, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    I think the citrus shrimp sounds good, even though I’m not a seafood fan.

  13. #
    grace — July 9, 2010 at 4:12 am

    first of all, your sandwich here is so awesomely messy. i’d love to mash my face in it. :)
    as for the giveaway, i always enjoy mediterranean flavors, so that’d be my pick.

  14. #
    Sue — July 9, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Sloppy Joes with pickles is a great idea, I’ll have to try that next time:)

    I’ll have to go with the Tuscan chicken.

  15. #
    jenn (Bread + Butter) — July 9, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Oooo…those cubanos sounds super delicious right about now. Mmmmmmmmm…. I love the twist with the sloppy joe.

  16. #
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — July 13, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    So glad you had a nice trip to Boston. I think Boston is my favorite place on Earth… I, too, am saving up my loose change to one day buy a nice place on Commonwealth Ave :)

    Oh, and the recipe looks great… That’s why I initially started leaving a comment, but I got distracted :)

  17. #
    Lauran — July 14, 2010 at 12:11 am

    The Tuscan chicken with penne pasta looks deelish!

    However, your sloppy Cubano looks even better!

  18. #
    Deborah — November 3, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I am in love with Cuban sandwiches, so I totally need to try these! Thanks for linking them to Saturdays with Rachael Ray!!


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