The Quebano

If you’ve never had a Cuban Sandwich, you’re missing out, it really is a great example of great food being simple!  We’ve thrown our spin on this classic take to make it a little more Canadian Eh!

 

Equipment needed:
Preheated Smoker at 300F with Cherry Wood
Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Cutting Board

Chef’s Knife
Bread Knife

Spatula

 

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Slather the outside of the loin with the Dill Pickle Hot Sauce.  This will act as a binder for your seasoning and add a slight bit of background heat.
  2. Liberally season entire loin with Maple Fixx & place in smoker.
  3. Once Loin reaches a food safe temp (some say 145F, some still go by 160F so follow your local health authorities recommendation), remove from smoker and allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. While the pork loin is resting, slice your French bread in half lengthwise and slather both pieces with Mayo & Motley Mustard.
  5. Thinly slice the pork loin and layer on bottom piece of loaf.
  6. Layer the Ham, Cheese & Pickles over the loin.
  7. Either use a baking sheet or the lid from the dutch oven (upside down) to make a flat surface to put your sandwich flat on back in the smoker & use the dutch oven to weigh down & “press” the sandwich flat.  Leave in smoker until bread starts to darken up & the cheese is melted.

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Flatten the sandwich before you put it in the smoker as often the grates aren’t meant to hold that much pressure.  Use the lid to then keep the sandwich flat.

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