Weekly Winner: Petite, Party-Perfect Pork Packages

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/095/22266412/files/2014/12/img_0648.jpgYou know I cannot control myself around alliteration — or around pork, for that matter! This week’s winner are adorably cute, incredibly tasty, impossibly simple and fabulous party fare. They are a riff on the Cuban Sandwich only in miniature. Which makes them that much better!

The recipe comes from the December issue of Southern Living Magazine and since clipping it just this month, I’ve already made these three times! I’ve been tempted to mess around with the meats, cheeses etc.. but so far they’ve just been perfect the way they are. I’m sure I’ll play around with them eventually, but just not sure what would be better than two types of pig in one little sandwich, unless of course … we add some bacon!

Cuban Sliders


1/4 cup olive oil
1 (12-oz.) package Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls
4 ounces thinly sliced deli ham
4 ounces thinly sliced deli-roasted pork
6 (1-oz.) Swiss cheese slices
1/2 cup chopped dill pickle chips
3 tablespoons yellow mustard


1. Preheat oven to 400°. Spread olive oil in a jelly-roll pan; place pan in oven to heat.

2. Remove rolls from package. (Do not separate rolls.) Cut rolls in half horizontally, creating 1 top and 1 bottom. Layer ham, pork, and Swiss cheese on bottom half. Spread chopped pickles over cheese. Spread mustard on cut side of top half of rolls, and place, cut side down, on bottom half to make a large sandwich.

3. Remove jelly-roll pan from oven, and carefully transfer sandwich to hot pan. Place a cast-iron skillet or griddle directly on rolls.

4. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until cheese melts and bread is crisp. Remove from oven; cool 5 minutes. Cut into 12 sliders, and serve immediately.