Sloppy Cubanos

These sloppy Cubanos are the perfect spin to the traditional Sloppy Joe. A delicious mixture of ground pork, chorizo, spices, lime, and tomato piled high on a bun and topped with Swiss cheese and pickles. It’s the perfect mashup of a Cuban sandwich and Sloppy Joe. 

These sloppy Cubanos are the perfect spin to the traditional Sloppy Joe. A delicious mixture of ground pork, chorizo, spices, lime, and tomato piled high on a bun and topped with Swiss cheese and pickles. It's the perfect mashup of a Cuban sandwich and Sloppy Joe. 

I’m a huge sloppy Joe fan. I happily pile it high on a bun and ALWAYS serve it with crispy tater tots. It’s my favorite childhood meal and totally reminds me of being a kid with each and every sloppy bite. These sloppy Cubanos take that childhood memory and shoots it into adulthood. It’s a delicious mixture of ground pork, chorizo, spices, lime, tomato and then topped with Swiss cheese and pickles. It’s also like the sloppy cousin of the traditional Cuban sandwich.

Basically, this sandwich is packed full of flavor and you need to make it asap. 

These sloppy Cubanos are the perfect spin to the traditional Sloppy Joe. A delicious mixture of ground pork, chorizo, spices, lime, and tomato piled high on a bun and topped with Swiss cheese and pickles. It's the perfect mashup of a Cuban sandwich and Sloppy Joe. 

I originally made this recipe and sandwich back in 2010 but I decided it was time to give it a revamp and reshare this hidden gem. Since my blog wasn’t that big back in 2010 it’s sad to know that a lot of my old recipes don’t get a lot of traffic. Anyway, that is why I decided to reshoot this baby and bring it back to the homepage!

PLUS who doesn’t love all things sloppy Joe? Or in this case Sloppy Cubanos.

These sloppy Cubanos are the perfect spin to the traditional Sloppy Joe. A delicious mixture of ground pork, chorizo, spices, lime, and tomato piled high on a bun and topped with Swiss cheese and pickles. It's the perfect mashup of a Cuban sandwich and Sloppy Joe. 

Also, don’t skimp on the cheese and pickles at the end. No Sloppy Cubano or Cuban sandwich would be complete without cheese and pickles. PLUS there is something magical about crisp tangy cold pickles on top of this sandwich. It’s my favorite part.

Oh, and because I used to be slightly obsessed with all thing Rachael Ray this recipe came from her!

{Looking for even more delicious sandwiches? Try my Philly cheesesteak grilled cheese, baked cranberry cheddar turkey sandwiches, baked supreme pizza sliders or my avocado egg salad BLT.}

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Sloppy Cubanos

These sloppy Cubanos are the perfect spin to the traditional Sloppy Joe. A delicious mixture of ground pork, chorizo, spices, lime, and tomato piled high on a bun and topped with Swiss cheese and pickles. It's the perfect mashup of a Cuban sandwich and Sloppy Joe. 

Yield: 4-6 sandwiches

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 pound ground chorizo
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 6 large rolls
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • Kosher pickle slices

Source: Rachael Ray

Directions:

Set a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat and add ground pork and chorizo. Break up the meat with a spatula and start browning the meat.

After the meat is halfway browned add in the yellow onion, garlic, paprika, coriander, allspice, kosher salt and black pepper. Continue cooking until the meat is fully cooked and the onion is soft.

Add in brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce and stir to combine.

Pour in tomato sauce and chicken stock. Stir to combine and let the mixture simmer on medium heat until thick, about 10 minutes.

Add an equal amount of meat to the rolls, top with Swiss cheese and pickle slices.

 

 

29 Responses to “Sloppy Cubanos”

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    Charlene — July 7, 2010 at 10:56 pm

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

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    April — July 7, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    I have never tried or heard of these before.

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

    Herb Crusted Chicken with mushroom risotto sounds delicious!

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

    …and i now like you on fb 🙂

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    Southern Fancy — July 8, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Tuscan Chicken with penne pasta! Sounds Delish!

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

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

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    Jenny — July 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm

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

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    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.

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    delia — July 8, 2010 at 1:36 pm

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

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    rebecca — July 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm

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

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    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!).

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

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 🙂

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    Lauran — July 14, 2010 at 12:11 am

    The Tuscan chicken with penne pasta looks deelish!

    However, your sloppy Cubano looks even better!

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    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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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — January 19, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    I’m a huge sloppy Joe fan, too (and always serve them with tots, too)! I love this spin on one of my favorite sandwiches!

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    Laura | Petite Allergy Treats — January 20, 2018 at 11:27 am

    What a great take on classic sloppy joes! The flavors are so amazing together!!

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    Jen — January 20, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Such a great way to introduce new flavors to my kids while keeping it familiar. The perfect combo!

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    Sabrina — January 20, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Extra pickles and cheese on mine please!! Looks fantastic!

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    Catalina — January 21, 2018 at 2:14 am

    OMG! My husband loves spicy sandwiches! I need to make him a surprise!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — January 22, 2018 at 11:20 am

    These are perfect! They’re totally happening this week!

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    Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie — January 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Sloppy Joe’s are a great dinner option at my house always! I have to try this out!

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    Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling — January 22, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    This is absolutely GENIUS! I cannot wait to give it a try!

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