The Steelers are taking their talents and 4-1 record to South Beach in hopes to turn their back-to-back victories into a bonafide winning streak.
The Dolphins don’t really play in South Beach because that would be silly. You can’t fit a football stadium on a beach. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger made his first NFL start in Miami back in 2004. The game was actually played in the middle of Hurricane Jeanne. I think by then though it had been downgraded to at least a tropical storm.
So down in Miami they’re known for the Cuban sandwich. Actually, the sandwich originated in Tampa but Florida is Florida and it’s a pretty common sandwich down there. But in Pittsburgh we like our sandwiches as sammiches and we have to have our favorite ingredients.
To yinzerize this tailgate treat my twin sister, Jenn, who is my game day grub partner in crime, knew that there had to be more than just throwing some French fries and slaw on a regular Cuban. The sammich itself had to be redone, yinzer-style.
A traditional Cuban sandwich is made on Cuban bread, with roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. Double the pork, something we can definitely work with. Your new and improved Yinzer Cuban comes on a Mancini’s Bread hoagie roll and is made with Islay’s Chipped Ham.
The additional variations include using polish kielbasa rather than roasted pork and provolone cheese instead of Swiss. Provolone is much more yinzery.
Wrap them in foil after assembly and keep cool till tailgate time and make sure to weight them down and flip on both sides on your grill.
All that’s left to do is chow down and make sure your cleats are pre-approved by the league!
Enjoy the game and the grub! Here we go Steelers! Here we go!