Slow Cooker Cuban Sandwich: Food Truck Style At Home (2024)

Brittany Kline | Updated Recipes

Experience the robust flavors of a food truck right at home with my Cuban Beef Sandwich recipe. Tender slow-cooked beef meets zesty citrus and spices, creating an unforgettable meal that's both easy and delicious.

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Sometimes, you just make that one recipe that stands above the others. These Food Truck Beef Cuban Sandwiches do just that.

Now, I love me some slow cooked chuck roast. And I also LOVE the flavors of citrus, cumin and oregano. They work amazingly well in these Pork Carnitas.

So I applied a similar recipe to beef… just to see what it would be like.

Holy cow I was blown away. It seriously tastes like something I would have gotten from a food truck with some amazing & authentic food.

And hey, it wasn’t just me… the family, my brother, sister, and my girls had some and all said something along the lines of, “Holy cow. This is really good.”

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Key Takeaways

  • Cook Time:Low – 8-10 hours
  • Main Ingredients: Beef chuck roast, onion, beef bouillon, garlic, orange concentrate, lime, and more
  • Servings:6
  • Extras:Add melted Swiss cheese and thin green peppers for a little creaminess and crunch to your sandwich

Slow Cooker Cuban Sandwich: Food Truck Style At Home

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So… like all of my favorite recipes, you just toss it all in the slow cooker and let it do it’s thing.

After 8 or 10 hours, I would remove the meat to get rid of any pieces of fat and then return it to the juices in the slow cooker.

Toast some kaiser rolls, smear them with mayo, and slice some avocado and you’re good to go. Pretty much a complete meal.

Trust me… you’re gonna like this one a lot 🙂

Food Truck Style Cuban Beef Sandwiches

Prep Time10 minutes mins

Cook Time8 hours hrs

Total Time8 hours hrs 10 minutes mins

Servings: 6

Author: Brittany Kline


  • 2-3 lb chuck roast trimmed
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 green pepper sliced
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice concentrate
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp water


  • Place all ingredients in the slow cooker.

  • Cook on low for 8-10 hours.

  • Remove meat to shred and discard any pieces of fat.

  • Place meat back in the slow cooker.

  • Serve on toasted buns or rolls with mayo and sliced avocado.

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What are the basic ingredients of a Cuban sandwich?

The basic ingredients of a Cuban sandwich include roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard. Some variations may also include salami or other meats.

The sandwich is traditionally served on Cuban bread and pressed to perfection. Other popular additions can include avocado, onions, and mayonnaise.

Why is your recipe different than a traditional Cuban sandwich?

This recipe is a unique twist on the traditional Cuban sandwich as it’s based on food truck-style sandwiches that make a more filling sandwich spin-off.

It uses freshly shredded pork and adds flavors like citrus, cumin, and oregano to give it a bold and tangy taste. This version is reminiscent of the

Could I add ham, Genoa salami, swiss cheese, and mustard to this to make it a classic Cubano?

Absolutely! This recipe is a great base for adding any of these ingredients to make it a classic Cubano sandwich.

Feel free to experiment and add your own twist to this versatile and tasty slow cooker recipe. es at home!

Is there a vegetarian option for this sandwich?

While this recipe specifically calls for beef, you could easily substitute the chuck roast with a vegetarian or vegan alternative such as jackfruit or tofu.

Just be sure to adjust the cooking time and seasonings accordingly.

Final Thoughts

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Ready to bring the vibrant essence of food truck cuisine into your kitchen?

These Food Truck Style Cuban Beef Sandwiches not only promise a burst of flavor with every bite but also offer a delightful twist on a Cubano.

With ingredients that blend the richness of chuck roast with the tangy zest of citrus and spices, this recipe is the perfect way to impress family and friends.

Even my kids, who can be picky eaters, absolutely love the shredded beef – they say it’s their favorite!

And the best part? We use the leftovers to make delectable tacos the next day, making this recipe a two-for-one hit in our household.

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About Brittany Kline

Hi, I'm Brittany Kline! A organization, productivity, and home systems expert. With my master's degree in education and life experience as a mom I help other moms simplify and organize their entires lives. I have been featured in online publications like Forbes, TIME, USA Today, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Marie Claire, The Penny Hoarder, Bankrate, Nerd Wallet, CNBC, Acorns, Yahoo Finance, MSN, GoBankingRates, Her Money, Thrive Global, The Simple Dollar, Money Crashers, Readers Digest, FinCon, Best Company, Rent Cafe, Romper, Intuit Turbo, Opp Loans,,, Discover, LifeLock, Quick Sprout, Money Geek and many more! Click here to read all of my posts.


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5 years ago

Is it possible to cook this on high for a shorter cook time? Understanding it may not be as flavorful or tender?


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Ann Frederick

3 years ago

Thank you for this recipe! It was so good and so easy! My husband and I both loved it, I can’t wait to make it again!


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3 years ago

Can I use unconcentrated orange juice, if so how much?


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3 years ago

Reply to CB

yup – just throw in a quarter cup or so.


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