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Cuban Pork Loin

Rolled in a tender pork loin, Cuban Pork Loin is packed with all the flavors of the popular sandwich!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Cuban Pork Loin, Pork loin, stuffed pork loin
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 432 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke-iambaker.net


  • 1 center-cut pork loin, about 3 pounds
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 pound sliced ham, dried with a paper towel
  • 5-6 Dill pickles, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 block (8 oz) Swiss cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Butterfly the pork. With the pork on a cutting board, hold a knife bald parallel to the board and carefully make a lengthwise cut about 1/3 of the way from the bottom, stopping about 1 inch from the opposite end, being careful not to cut through.
  3. Open the loin like a book.
  4. Make a second cut on the thick side of the pork loin, horizontal with the first cut. Do not cut all the way through, stop about 1 inch from the opposite edge. Fold that edge over making one long cut of pork loin.
  5. Cover the entire cut of meat with plastic wrap and pound to an even 1/3 inch thickness.
  6. In a small bowl, combine oil, salt, garlic, and parsley. Rub over both sides of pork loin.
  7. Top the pork loin with mustard, ham, pickles and swiss cheese.
  8. Tightly roll the pork loin to completely enclose all of the fillings.
  9. Using cooking twine, tightly secure the roll.
  10. In an oven-safe skillet, over medium heat, add a tablespoon of olive oil and the pork loin to the pan and sear on all sides (about 5 minutes on each side), turning the loin a total of 4 times.

  11. Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook for 35-40 minutes or until the pork loin reaches an internal temperature of 145 °F. Occasionally baste the pork loin with the pan juices.

  12. Slice and serve warm.