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Classic Cuban Sandwich With Black Bean Soup Recipe

Updated on February 6, 2012
The combo made in Havana heaven.
The combo made in Havana heaven.
The ingredients for the Black Bean soup, present and accounted for!
The ingredients for the Black Bean soup, present and accounted for!
 Black Bean soup ready to cook.
Black Bean soup ready to cook.
The only thing missing is a Classic  Cuban.
The only thing missing is a Classic Cuban.
Classic Cuban assembled and ready for the pan.
Classic Cuban assembled and ready for the pan.
Spray bottom liberally with butter spray.
Spray bottom liberally with butter spray.
Press to 1/4 original size heat 2 to 3 minutes, spray other then flip.
Press to 1/4 original size heat 2 to 3 minutes, spray other then flip.

The Culinary Marriage That Defies Separation!

The Classic Cuban Sandwich has become the thing of culinary legends leaving Americans and Cubans less wanting from the long time embargo for silly things like cigars! Paired with a Black Bean soup, lunch or dinner never looked so good. The only things lacking is the sound of steel drums, the cool salty breeze of the ocean and the clacking of dominoes on the cafe table for the total Cuban experience!

Classic Cuban Sandwich

1 Loaf Cuban bread (Italian or French bread may be substituted).

1/2 lb. baked ham, thinly sliced

1/2 lb.pork roast, thinly sliced

6 thin pickles (zesty or spicy preferred).

1/2 lbs Swiss cheese thinly sliced

Gourmet mustard or Chipotle mustard.

Cut about a 6 to 8 inch piece of bread, then half it horizontally. Add one layer of ham, one layer of pork roast, one layer of cheese and then one layer of pickles. Add gourmet mustard ( or for a special kick try chipotle mustard). Spray the bottom of the sandwich with butter no-stick spray. Place sandwich in a large pan over medium heat, press sandwich down with a large skillet or pan to 1/4 it's original size. After 2 to 3 minutes flip it over after spraying the top with butter spray, press down again with the skillet or pan.

Black Bean Soup

3TBS. olive oil

1TBS.minced garlic

1/2 cup onion, diced

1/2 cup carrot, diced

1/2 cup celery, diced

1/4 cup fresh cilantro minced

3 cans of black beans (45oz. total)

1 can Rotel diced tomatoes &green chiles 28 oz. extra spicy

2 cans 20 oz. chicken broth

1 teaspoon pepper

2 teaspoons salt

1 ham bone with about 1/2 lb. of meat ( or 1/2 lb. baked ham)

In a pan add 3 tablespoons olive oil, over medium heat sautee the onions, celery, carrots and minced garlic. When the onions become transparent add all of the ingredients (except one can of beans) to a crock pot set on medium heat or a dutch oven set to simmer. When meat comes off the bone or meat comes apart , pull out bone and add remaining can of beans and cook for one additional hour. Add additional chicken broth if needed.

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    • Jorge Cruz99 profile image

      Jorge Cruz 

      3 years ago from Canada

      Thank you for sharing the Cuban recipes.

      A couple of small suggestions:

      I suggest adding red cooking wine, or cherry wine, 1/2, cup to the black bean soup and mash the beans to make the soup thicker. I also like to add green and red peppers, cumin and few bay leaves. With these extra spices, the soup could be made vegetarian too, as the spices give it a lot of flavour.

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago

      Black bean soup is one of my favorites! It tastes great with a Classic Cuban Sandwich or your favorite Sandwich! Thanks katiem2 for your post, and good luck with your Black bean soup!

    • katiem2 profile image

      Katie McMurray 

      10 years ago from Ohio

      I searched for a good black bean soup recipe and found yours. Thanks it sounds great and now I'm off to make it! :)

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      Black bean soup goes good with just about any sandwich, but works especially well with sandwiches with a crunch like a Cuban. Thanks habee for your post!

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      Thanks for your post, and your kind compliments! Thanks for the heads up on the comment box Peggy W!

    • habee profile image

      Holle Abee 

      11 years ago from Georgia

      Yum! I love Cuban sandwiches! I'll have to try the soup with one.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      11 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Sounds delicious. Love Black Bean soup. The sandwich sounds like a winner. You can invite me to your table anytime! (Smile) forgot to leave the comment box on your meatloaf recipe. I voted it up.

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      That's how I feel about putting ketchup on a hot dog or mustard on a hamburger (it's just wrong!) I need to try a Media Noche sounds good! Thanks cvanthul for your post!

    • cvanthul profile image

      Cristina Vanthul 

      11 years ago from Florida

      Thank you, thank you, thank you! For not putting mayonnaise, salami, lettuce, tomato or anything of those other things in the Cuban sandwich recipe. I'm Cuban and nothing drives me nuts faster than to see a Cuban sandwich improperly made! Another great sandwich rarely found outside of Cuban restaurants in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale is the Media Noche (midnight sandwich), very similar to the Cuban but uses a sweet bread instead. Nice hub.

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      Thanks Dr irum, you're too kind! Cooking has been a hobby of mine for several years. I like to try new recipes and trying to cook for larger groups or making pot luck for our church functions!

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      Dr irum 

      11 years ago

      You have great collection of recipes .easy making and looks delicious . you are a nice cook .Thanks


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