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Nutrition Facts

Calories 263
  Calories from Fat 148 (56%)
(25%)Total Fat 16g
(32%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(19%)Cholesterol 57mg
(88%)Sodium 2112mg
(11%)Potassium 394mg
Total Carbohydrate 8g
(6%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(41%)Protein 21g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Cubano Pork Appetizer Skewers and Cilantro-Citrus Dip


  • 1/2 lb boneless pork chops, thin cut

  • 16 cubes ham, 3/4-inch

  • 16 cubes Swiss cheese, 3/4-inch

  • 24 mini dill pickles

  • 8 skewers , (8 to 10 inches)

  • Cubano Rub1 Tbs olive oil

  • 1 tsp orange zest, finely grated

  • 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar, packed

  • 1 tsp dry mustard

  • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves, or oregano leaves

  • 1/2 tsp garlic, pressed or minced

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp paprika, (sweet)

  • Cilantro-Citrus Dip1/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • 1 Tbs cilantro, finely chopped

  • 1 Tbs spicy brown mustard

  • 2 tsp lime juice

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 1/2 tsp orange zest, finely grated

Have all the flavors of a Cuban sandwich as a kabob. These skewers make a tasty addition to your buffet or tailgate party.


  • In small bowl, combine ingredients for rub. Spread on both sides of pork chops. Grill chops or broil 4 inches from heat source 3 to 5 minutes, turning once, until cooked through. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 8 1/2-inch strips.
  • On each skewer, thread 1 ham cube, 1 cheese cube, 1 pickle, 1 strip roasted pork (skewered three times in an "s" shape), 1 pickle, 1 ham cube, 1 cheese cube and 1 pickle.
  • For the dip, combine all dip ingredients in small bowl. Makes about 1/2 cup. Serve along side kabobs.

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