On the menu tonight – Cubano Slider Casserole!
After seeing this made on The Kitchen, I knew that I was going to make it. Difficulty level – Easy.
For my version, I made my own pulled pork. However, you could take a shortcut and buy the prepared pulled pork to make it even easier. I used brioche slider buns. If you haven’t bought slider buns before, they come attached and you have to break them apart. For this dish, you don’t break them apart. Slice the entire sheet of buns like you are making one giant sandwich – which you kind of are.
Put the bottom half of the buns in the casserole dish, slather some yellow mustard, then a layer of pulled pork, then a layer of ham, a slice of Swiss cheese, and finally some sliced pickle. I used spicy pickles to add a little kick to the sliders. Slather the top half of the buns with some more yellow mustard and then place on top of the “sandwich”. I used a pastry brush to paint melted garlic butter on top before putting them in the oven.
Bake, covered, for about 20-25 minutes, uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes. Serve with the rest of your Superbowl Sunday spread. I hope you will try my version of Cubano Slider Casserole!
Now that you know this technique, you can go wild with the variations of slider casseroles. You could make a breakfast slider casserole with scrambled eggs, bacon (or sausage), and cheese. What about a roasted vegetable slider casserole using roasted red bell pepper, egg plant, and onions? Let me know what version you make.
Cuban Slider Casserole
Cuban Slider Casserole
- 12-16 oz pulled/shredded pork (homemade or store bought)
- 12 oz thinly sliced ham
- 12 count brioche slider buns, (potato buns are used a lot as well) cut in half
- 1/4 cup Yellow mustard
- 8 oz spicy pickles, sliced
- 12 slices Swiss cheese
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 1 stick butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Melt the butter over medium heat
Once the butter is melted, add the minced garlic and cut the heat
Put the bottom half of the slider buns in a baking dish
Evenly spread the yellow mustard on the buns
Then, spread the pulled pork
Add the ham
Sprinkle on the oregano
Put the pickles on next, followed by the Swiss cheese
Evenly spread mustard on the top buns and cover the cheese
Using a pastry brush, paint the tops of the buns with the melted garlic butter (feel free to gently pour it on)
Cover with tin foil and bake 25 minutes
Uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes