Cuban Turkey and Ham Sandwiches

20 servings


  • Red Hot Mayo Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon red hot sauce
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Cuban Sauce:
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 ounce fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 5 ounces minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 40 slices crusty white bread
  • 1 1/4 pounds Swiss cheese, 4 by 4 inches, sliced
  • 1 pound + 14 ounces deli turkey breast, sliced
  • 1 pound + 14 ounces turkey ham, sliced
  • 10 ounces butter, softened
  • As needed, fruit salsa


Mix the red hot sauce and mayonnaise together. Cover and hold for service in the refrigerator.

Mix the mayonnaise, mint, lime juice, shallots and cumin in a separate bowl. Cover and hold for service in the refrigerator.

For each sandwich: Spread 1/2 tablespoon red hot sauce mayo sauce on one slice of bread. On other slice of bread, spread 1 tablespoon Cuban sauce. Layer each sandwich with 1 ounce cheese, 1 1/2 ounces sliced turkey and 1 1/2 ounces sliced turkey ham.

Top with second bread slice. Butter exterior of both bread slices with 1/2 ounce butter.

Grill each sandwich on both sides until cheese melts and bread is golden brown. Serve with fruit salsa.

Recipe reprinted by permission of National Turkey Federation. All rights reserved.

RecID 8251

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