Cuban-Style Shredded Pork Panini


Cuban-Style Shredded Pork Panini

Cuban-Style Shredded Pork Panini

This Cuban-Style Shredded Pork Panini is out-of-this-world good. If you are looking for a lunch or dinner meal that is unique and packed with flavor, then this Cuban pork recipe has to go on your list of must-makes. The meat in this recipe cooks in a combination of citrus juices and spices, and then the pork is shredded before it is placed on the sandwich. The pork is then topped with melted cheese, dill pickle and mustard to make the sandwich complete. Easy panini recipes like this one are great to make year-round, and are sure to be instant crowd favorites.


Slow Cooker Time HIGH5 hr

Slow Cooker Time LOW8 hr


  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 pound boneless pork shoulder
  • Cuban bread or sub rolls
  • Yellow mustard
  • Sliced Swiss cheese
  • Sliced baked ham
  • Dill pickles


  1. Combine juices, olive oil, zest, garlic and seasonings.

  2. Place pork in large resealable plastic bag. Pour marinade over pork and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

  3. Place roast in slow cooker crock.

  4. Cover and cook on HIGH 4 to 5 hours or LOW 7 to 8 hours. Remove pork to cutting board. Reserve juices in crock.

  5. Shred pork. Add to crock and stir to combine with juices.

  6. Preheat panini press.

  7. Spread rolls with mustard. Layer cheese, ham, shredded pork and pickles in roll.

  8. Place in panini press and grill until toasted.

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Whenever I see pork shoulder on sale for a good price, I always pick one up to keep in the freezer. This recipe is a great change of pace from the regular barbeque pulled pork sandwiches that I usually make with it. The addition of citrus makes it great for summertime, and this makes enough sandwiches to feed a rather large crowd!

How fresh is this dish? I love, love, love the use of all the citrus juices. I think it must add such a bright taste to the pork. I never thought of making paninis. I will have to add this recipe to the menu this week because it is a nice change from regular pulled pork. Thanks for the inspiration.

I'm always looking for something new to make for lunch and this is certainly different than the norm for me. My mouth is watering just reading the recipe and with the citrus in it, I'm betting it'll be super flavorful and juicy. I've never actually had a Panini sandwich before... but this recipe definitely gives me a reason to try it.


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