Del Real Challenge – Cuban Sandwich

Have I told you how much I love Mexican food? It isn’t a secret. I have also told you that our go-to Mexican brand is Del Real. We adore them! From their tamales to their pupusas, Del Real makes the best Mexican food that you can buy at your local store.

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Del Real Foods is running a recipe challenge using the delicious Del Real Food products. Since I am a Cuban, and our meat of choice is pork, I am naturally drawn to their Carnitas. If you have never tried them, stop right here and get in your car and drive to Costco and buy some. They go well in tacos, burritos or even on some rice and beans. They are seasoned lightly enough to embellish but are perfect right out of the microwave!Del Real 1.5

So, for my recipe challenge entry, I created the Del Real Foods Carnitas Cuban Sandwich!!




1 Package Del Real Carnitas

3 Tbs.   Butter

½ Tsp  Garlic

¼ Tsp Ground Cumin

2 Tsp Lemon (Or bitter orange if you have some which you probably don’t)

1 Pkg Bolillo or Torta Rolls

 Sliced Dill Pickles

  Swiss Cheese

  Yellow Mustard

          Prepare the Del Real Carnitas as directed on the package. In a saute pan, add 1 tablespoon butter, garlic, cumin and lemon. Add the hot carnitas out of the package and place in pan. Mix thoroughly and take the time to break up the meat. Take the roll and split it and add mustard, pickles, cheese and meat. Now, this is the most important part that separates a pork sandwich from a Cuban sandwich- a panini press, a little butter on the outside of the bread and press until it is crunchy. It should look like the picture.Del Real 3Del Real 2

Whether we win or lose, these Del Real Foods Carnitas Cuban Sandwich are the next best thing to going to Miami!

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