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Cajun Pork Sandwiches Recipe

Cajun Pork Sandwiches Recipe

This recipe's specially seasoned rub gives tender juicy pork a slightly spicy flavor. You'll watch in delight as these delicious sandwiches disappear from your buffet table! I also like to prepare these for weekend lunches.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + standing YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each), trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 36 French bread slices or mini buns
  • Butter
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Thin slivers of green and sweet red pepper

Directions

  • 1. Place tenderloins in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Rub each with 1 teaspoon oil.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the paprika, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, pepper, salt if desired, cumin, nutmeg and cayenne; pat over tenderloins. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 3. Bake at 425° for 25-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes; thinly slice. Spread bread or buns with butter or mayonnaise; top with lettuce, pork and green and red pepper. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One sandwich (prepared without salt and served on a mini bun with 1 teaspoon fat-free mayonnaise) equals 1 starch, 1 lean meat; also, 124 calories, 194 mg sodium, 15 mg cholesterol, 16 gm carbohydrate, 8 gm protein, 3 gm fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.