Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cuban Sandwich

Use leftover Roast Pork a la Criolla for this sandwich if you have any. This sandwich is a favorite
in Miami, Florida, as it was first made by the Hispanic community there. Since it is eaten in the
wee hours, after an evening of dancing and music, the Cuban Sandwich is sometimes known as
"Medica Noche" (midnight), especially when made on the soft, sweet egg sandwich roll available
from Cuban bakeries.

Split a Cuban or a submarine roll in half lengthwise; spread each roll half with prepared mustard
and layer sandwich with one ounce each thinly sliced roast pork, Swiss cheese and deli ham; add
sliced dill or bread and butter pickles and close sandwich. Lightly butter outside surface of roll and grill on a hot griddle or in a 400 degrees F oven until lightly toasted and cheese is melted

Crock Pot Barbecue Beef

1 (2 1/2 pound) chuck roast
1 cup water
1 bottle barbecue sauce
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon mustard
1 onion, chopped
Salt and pepper

Add all ingredients to crockpot. Cook on HIGH heat until it boils. Simmer on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. Chop meat and stir all well. Serve.

Crescent Monte Cristo Loaf

2 (8 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2 tablespoons honey
6 ounces thinly sliced smoked turkey
6 ounces thinly sliced Muenster cheese
6 ounces thinly sliced cooked ham
1/3 to 1/2 cup red raspberry preserves


2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Separate dough into 4 long rectangles. Place rectangles crosswise on 1 large or 2 small cookie
sheets (rectangles should not touch), firmly press perforations to seal.
In small bowl, combine butter and 2 tablespoons honey, mix well. Brush over dough. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown; cool 15 minutes.
Grease a 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan. Carefully place one crust on pan. Top evenly with turkey.
Place second crust over turkey; top with cheese and ham. Place third crust over ham; spread
evenly with preserves. Top with fourth crust; brush top with 2 tablespoons honey and sprinkle
with sesame seeds. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes or until loaf is deep golden
brown. Let stand 5 minutes.
Cut into 6 to 8 slices.