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Ruben Santana’s Pulled Pork Sandwich


Ruben Santana’s Pulled Pork Sandwich

Mix all dry ingredients in shaker together for DRY RUB seasoning

Tbsp Kosher Salt

1 1/2 tbsp Black Pepper

tsp Granulated garlic powder

tsp Granulated onion powder

Tbsp Whole oregano

1/2 tbsp Cumin

1/4 tsp Cayenne

1/2 cup Brown sugar


Tropical fried cheese

Sweet plantain/yellow plantain


  1. Leave pork marinating overnight in the dry rub
  2. Set oven to 350 degrees and place butt in the middle rack.
  3. Cook for about 4-5 hours approx. till color is forming on the pork.
  4. Set oven on broil and place butt on the top rack
  5. Char butt for about 10-15 but pay close attention so it will not burn.
  6. Take 2 sheets of aluminum paper and place it on the paper.
  7. Apply brown sugar and 2 passes of dry again on top of butt.
  8. Set oven to 400 degrees and cook butts till tender (thermometer penetrates meat easily or 200 degrees)
  9. Slice a 1/4-inch-thick piece of cheese and fry until golden and crispy on both sides
  10. Peel slices of plantain then fry.


  1. Shred pulled pork carefully because it is very hot
  2. Place on your choice of bun with Spicy Tangy Sauce, or your choice of sauce
  3. Add the 2 pieces of plantain on bun
  4. Add fried cheese


– 1 cup mustard

– 1/2 cup ketchup

– 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

– 1/4 cup white sugar

– 1/4 cup honey

– tbsp salt (kosher)

– tbsp black pepper

– tsp cayenne pepper

– tsp granulated garlic

– tsp chilli powder

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