The Cuban Sandwich...without the bread... Lots of pics!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by worktogthr, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    So I butterflied and pounded the hell out of a pork tenderloin...

    Started with some Dijon mustard...

    Then some Swiss...

    Then some deli ham...

    Some pickles...

    Rolled it and tied it...

    Made a spice paste and rubbed it on...

    Weber is ready with indirect set up and some nice pecan smoke going, holding around 400.

    Here she is just off the grill...pulled at IT of 140ish...

    And the finale (along with a bunch of plated pics)....

    Overall, it came out better than I hoped for...I was happy about my tying. I usually don't tie it well enough and everything oozes out but I have been practicing and it has paid off! It was moist and had a very nice pecan smoke taste. Tasted just like the Cuban sandwiches I make but without the bread. I had a lot of fun making this.

    Thanks for looking!

  2. dandl93

    dandl93 Smoking Fanatic

    Worktgthr Very nice job glad to see new ideas for pork tenderloins.


  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yea man, looks great. How was the pickle in it?
  4. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Really a nice looking meal!

    I love tenderloins, so tender, juicy, pliable, and quick to cook.
  5. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks! The pickle was great... Somehow it retained its crunchiness which I liked... I was afraid it might get weird.
  6. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Foam! Tenderloins are great...quick cooking, healthy, tender, and relatively inexpensive around here. Started eating them when I was trying to lose the 120 pounds that found me during college.
  7. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks! I got this idea from a post about a pork chop stuffed with Cuban sandwich ingredients... Gotta love this site!
  8. chestnutbloom

    chestnutbloom Smoking Fanatic

    Simply wonderful! Looks amazingly delectable....yet another one for my list of future smokes!  [​IMG]
  9. Nice! I'm finding that half the fun is the "prep". This looks like it was fun to prep and smoke. Eating is of course is always the best part. This will make my list for sure. Great job!
  10. That looks great man!  [​IMG]   Now I am hungry - need to find something to eat  [​IMG]
  11. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job.Thumbs Up
    I was just talking with my daughter last night and asking what she wanted to cook in the smoker this weeeked. I think this will be part of the menu.
  12. cdnwildsmoker

    cdnwildsmoker Fire Starter

    Wow that looks tasty...nice job on the smoke!!
  13. I have to make that soon. My favorite Cuban place closed down last year and I've been going through withdrawl.
  14. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    That looks awesome!! Definitely going on that must do list! Thanks for sharing

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