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Cubanos Freezer Meal

April 17, 2021 • 0 comments

Cubanos Freezer Meal
Double the recipe and make one for now and freeze one for later!


  • (1 roast) Pork Shoulder Roast
  • (1 package) Deli-sliced Ham (naturally smoked, cooked, uncured)
  • (2 Tbsp) Olive oil
  • (2 Tbsp) Lime juice
  • (1/4 cup) Orange juice
  • (2 tsp) Lime zest
  • (3 Tbsp) Orange zest
  • (3) Garlic cloves, minced
  • (2 tsp) Oregano, dried
  • (2 tsp) Cumin
  • (2 tsp) Sea salt
  • (1 tsp) Black pepper
  • (1 cup (can sub Chicken Broth)) Simple Pork Bone Broth, 32 oz
  • (1/4 tsp) Red pepper flakes
  • (6-8 thick slices) Swiss cheese
  • (Enough for spreading on sandwiches) Mustard
  • (1 stick, softened) Butter
  • (Enough for sandwiches) Pickles
  • (4-6) Ciabatta buns


Add all of the ingredients to a freezer bag except the swiss cheese and deli sliced ham. Label the bag with teh cooking instructions below, double bag and freeze. Place the package of deli-sliced ham and swiss cheese between the double bags if you would prefer to have everything on hand for cook day.

Slow cooker instructions:

  1. Empty thawed contents of the large bag (or fresh ingredients) and optional red pepper flakes into a slow cooker and cook on Low for 7-9 hours or High for 4-5 hours (best if 1/2 to 3/4 full) or until pork shreds easily.

6qt InstaPot instructions:

  1. Cook thawed ingredients (or fresh) and optional red pepper flakes, for 45 minutes on High, with natural release for at least 10 mins.


  1. Once cooked, shred and return pork to cooker to keep warm.
  2. Spread butter on the outside of ciabatta buns, spread mustard on the inside, layer with Swiss cheese, ham, pulled pork, pickles. Grill sandwich in skillet over medium heat for a few minutes on each side, pressing down with a spatula or heavy pan as it cooks, until cheese melted and buns browned. Enjoy hot!

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