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cuban sandwich quesadillas

cuban sandwich quesadillas

the classic cuban sandwich meets a cheese quesadilla. The best of both worlds, worthy of any football party with friends.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Cuban Pork

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup orange juice - fresh-squeezed or I like this brand
  • ¼ cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoons= Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 pound pork butt

Mustard Aioli

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons stone ground mustard

Quesadilla

  • 4 to rtillas
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 slices baked deli ham
  • 4 tablespoons mustard aioli - recipe above
  • pickle slices

Instructions

Cuban Pork

  • Place all ingredients except pork into a blender and blend on high to make a marinade.
  • Pour marinade in a large plastic ziploc, or container.
  • Pierce the pork on all sides with a pairing knife. Add pork to the container and seal.
  • Marinate for at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours, in refrigerator.
  • To a slow-cooker, add pork and cook on low 6-8 hours (check around 6 hours)
  • Shred Cuban Pork with fork.

Mustard Aioli

  • Add the Dijon mustard, egg yolk, and lemon juice to a mixing bowl and whisk together until smooth.
  • Slowly pour the olive oil into the mixture, whisking small amounts of it in at a time until it is completely incorporated. Whisk vigorously until mixture is thick and creamy.

Quesadilla

  • To a nonstick skillet, lay tortilla flat. Layer one side of tortilla, in the following order: 1 tbsp aioli, ham, swiss cheese, 1-2 tbsp pork.
  • Cook 4-5 minutes, until cheese melts.
  • Fold empty side of tortilla to meet toppings side. Flatten with spatula.
  • Flip, and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat, and cut into slices.
  • Dip in extra aioli, if desired.
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