Give Leftover Haitian Griot a Golden Second Act: Haitian Griot Sandwich

Haitian Griot Sandwich |Pork Sandwich | Meat pocket

Haitian griot is a dish fit for royalty, a griot sandwich will make you feel like you’ve discovered a hidden treasure: a taste of celebration transformed into a casual delight. The crispy, flavorful pork bursts with the magic of slow-cooking and vibrant spices, now conveniently nestled in a portable package ready to conquer your taste buds and your day. Every bite is a reminder that even leftovers can become something extraordinary, a testament to the resourceful spirit and delicious simplicity of Haitian cuisine.

The Magic of the Leftover Haitian Griot

Leftover griot has already soaked up all the goodness of the marinade and slow cooking, making it even more flavorful than when it was first served. This concentrated depth of flavor makes it perfect for starring in a sandwich, where it can hold its own against bold accompaniments. Plus, using leftovers reduces food waste and saves you time in the kitchen – a win-win situation!

Tired of endless reheating? Give leftover griot a delicious reboot with Haitian Griot Sandwich !

Got a fridge full of post-griot glory? Skip the same-old, same-old and whip up these epic Haitian Griot Sandwich in minutes. Trust me, they’re not just lunch material – they’ll rock your dinner table too!

I discovered this gem of a recipe (thank you, tired brain!) while wondering what to do with leftover griot bites. Turns out, these sandwiches aren’t just tasty, they’re genius. Make a batch next time you cook griot, and voila! Instant lunch or dinner the next day. Add a salad, and boom, you’ve got a healthy, satisfying meal on autopilot.

Here’s the magic for Haitian Griot Sandwich:

Spice it up: Ditch the blandness! Butter and pepper can revive your griot, but why stop there? Take your pick from any NouBess Spices and condiments: smoky chipotle, fiery jerk, or aromatic Haitian epis. Feeling adventurous? Mix hot sauce with mayo for a creamy kick. No matter your choice, your leftover meat will transform into a taste bud fiesta.

Pile on the goodness: Lettuce, tomato, avocado, mayonnaise – they’re all welcome guests in these pockets or sandwiches. Add freshness, richness, and all the good vibes. Don’t forget a drizzle of pikliz for that authentic Haitian punch!

Bread with personality: Sure, whole wheat thin bread works wonders, but don’t be afraid to explore! A French baguette holds everything beautifully, and any crusty bread will be a champ. Consider Cuban bread for a slightly sweeter twist.

Next level leftover love:

  • Make it a party: These Pork Meat Pockets or Sandwiches are travel-friendly too, so pack them up for picnics, potlucks, or a delicious on-the-go lunch.
  • Vegetarian option: Replace the griot with grilled portobello mushrooms or jackfruit for a meatless twist seasoned with NouBess spices or condiments.
  • Double the fun: Make extra griot specifically for Pork Meat Pockets or Sanwiched. Freeze what you don’t use for future sandwich nights!

So ditch the disappointment, grab your NouBess, and get creative! Let’s give leftover love a whole new meaning. These Griot Pockets and Sandwiches are a delicious reminder that resourcefulness in the kitchen can lead to amazing meals. Enjoy!

Building Your Haitian Griot Sandwich:

The beauty of this sandwich lies in its versatility. Here’s a basic template to get you started:

  • Bread: Choose a sturdy bread that can handle the juicy griot, like a baguette, Cuban bread, pita bread or even sourdough.
  • Griot: Shred or chop the leftover griot into bite-sized pieces.
  • Sauce: A creamy Haitian pikliz (made with pickled vegetables, scotch bonnet peppers, and citrus) adds a spicy kick, while a simple mayo-based sauce with a touch of Dijon mustard offers a milder option.
  • Veggies: Thinly sliced red onion, avocado, and fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley bring freshness and texture.
  • Cheese: Optional, but a slice of Swiss cheese or pepper jack can add richness and creaminess.

Pro Tips:

  • If your griot isn’t very crispy, heat it up in a pan with a little oil before assembling the sandwich.
  • Get creative with your toppings! Experiment with pickled peppers, fried green bananas, or even a dollop of Haitian black bean puree.
  • Don’t forget the heat! A drizzle of Haitian hot sauce like pikliz adds an authentic touch.

More Than Just a Sandwich:

This Haitian griot sandwich isn’t just a delicious way to use up leftovers; it’s a celebration of Haitian cuisine and flavors. It’s a reminder that resourceful cooking can be incredibly satisfying, and that sometimes, the best meals come from unexpected second chances. So, the next time you have leftover griot, don’t reheat it and call it a day. Give it a golden second act as the star of a flavorful and unforgettable sandwich.

Additional Notes:

  • If you don’t have leftover homemade Haitian griot, you can buy a plate of griot at your local Haitian restaurant.
  • This sandwich is naturally gluten-free if you use a gluten-free bread.
  • For a vegetarian option, replace the griot with grilled portobello mushrooms or jackfruit.
Haitian Griot Sandwich
Haitian Griot Sandwich | Photo credits: Canva

There are many great reasons to make sandwiches with leftover meat. Here are three of the best:

1. It’s a budget-friendly way to use up leftovers.

Instead of letting leftover meat go to waste, you can use it to make delicious and satisfying sandwiches. This is a great way to save money on groceries, especially if you cook in bulk.

2. It’s a quick and easy meal option.

Sandwiches are a great option for busy weeknights when you don’t have a lot of time to cook. Simply slap some leftover meat on some bread, add your favorite toppings, and you’re good to go.

3. It’s a versatile meal that can be customized to your liking.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to making sandwiches with leftover meat. You can use any type of bread, meat, and toppings that you like. This makes it a great meal for picky eaters and people with different dietary restrictions.

Here are some tips for making delicious sandwiches with leftover meat:

  • Use fresh bread that is not too soft or crumbly.
  • Slice the meat thinly so that it is easy to eat.
  • Get creative with your toppings! Some popular options include cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumber, pickles, mayonnaise, and mustard.
  • If you are using cooked meat, make sure that it is heated through before adding it to your sandwich.

So next time you have leftover Haitian Griot, don’t throw it away! Make a delicious and satisfying sandwich instead.

Bonus tip: Share your sandwiches creations on social media with #NoubessLeftoverLove and #PorkPocketParty!

Haitian Griot Sandwich |Pork Sandwich | Meat pocket

Pork Meat Pockets (Griot Pockets)

Pork Meat Pockets are prepared with leftover Griot that have been shredded. Add your favorite condiment, veggies etc.. and you have the perfect sandwich.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 2
Calories 312 kcal


  • 2 cup Griot Recipe – cut into chunks or shredded Haitian Griot preferably (https://www.caribbeangreenliving.com/recipe-items/haitian-griot/)
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • Dash ground black pepper optional
  • Noubess Steak Seasoning, Salt-Free
  • Noubess Original Hot and Spicy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Mayonnaise
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Tomato slices
  • Avocado slices optional
  • 2 Pita Bread


  • Shred cooked meat and set aside. In a frying pan, add butter, meat, black pepper, Steak Seasoning, and Noubess Hot Sauce. Let meat fry on low meat for about 3 -4 minutes until it starts to turn darker and crispy.
  • Assemble sandwiches by adding the ingredients in layers with the mayonnaise first then followed by lettuce, tomato, meat and avocado. Serve immediately.
  • Note: sandwiches can be made with any type of meat or poultry that have been baked or fried. Serve with additional Noubess Hot Sauces for more heat and flavor.


Cooking time for Griot has not been calculated. – This recipe uses leftover Griot.
The amount of Noubess Steak seasoning and Noubess Hot and Spicy Sauce to use will depend on the amount of Griot or meat you have. Season to taste to your liking.


Calories: 312kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 22gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 396mgPotassium: 359mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 69IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 2mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword 15 minutes meal, Griot Sandwich, pork sandwich, quick lunch
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Corn Allergy:

Always choose ingredients without corn or corn derivatives.

*** originally published July 16, 2014

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