Cuban Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Nathaniel Published: January 2, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Cuban Sloppy Joes

Enjoy a Mediterranean taste of your favorite Sloppy Jos with this Cuban Sloppy Joes made with seasoned pork tossed with citrus and topped with mustard.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 2tbspcanola oil
  • poundsground pork
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • 2tbsplight brown sugar
  • 1tspground allspice
  • 2tspground coriander
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • ¼tspcoarse ground black pepper
  • 2tsppaprika
  • 1tspworcestershire sauce
  • 1lime,zested and juiced
  • 1cupchicken stock
  • 1cuptomato sauce
  • 4brioche buns
  • 8swiss cheese slices
  • ½cupsliced pickles
  • mustard,optional


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat then add in the pork, crumbling it up with a spatula as it cooks for 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Lower the heat to medium and add in the garlic, brown sugar, allspice, coriander, kosher salt, black pepper, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, and lime zest, stirring and cooking for 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Add in the stock and tomato sauce stirring well then let reduce for 5 to 7 minutes.

  4. Scoop onto toasted buns, top with Swiss cheese, and another spoonful of the pork mixture with pickles and mustard on top.


  • Calories: 912.04kcal
  • Fat: 61.70g
  • Saturated Fat: 24.51g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 25.60g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.81g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.35g
  • Fiber: 3.47g
  • Sugar: 11.56g
  • Protein: 50.96g
  • Cholesterol: 175.79mg
  • Sodium: 999.00mg
  • Calcium: 580.26mg
  • Potassium: 924.33mg
  • Iron: 4.54mg
  • Vitamin A: 169.89µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.08mg
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