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Cajun Pork Sandwiches Recipe

Cajun Pork Sandwiches Recipe

This recipe's simple spice rub gives pork tenderloin an irresistible flavor. You'll watch in delight as these tasty open-faced sandwiches disappear from the buffet table! —Mae Kruse, Monee, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + standing YIELD:36 servings


  • 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 or mayonnaise
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Thin slivers of green and sweet red pepper


  • 1. Place tenderloins in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Rub each with 1 teaspoon oil.
  • 2. 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 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

1 each: 124 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat.

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rwippel User ID: 4262008 45542
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"I thoroughly enjoyed this pork. It was tender and flavorful, not to mention easy. It was perfect with mayo and lettuce on a bun."

Miraoli User ID: 7368454 46813
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"This is a great example of what cajun pork should taste like, and even better because it comes in sandwich form. I added a bit more garlic due to personal taste preferences and it was great. has tons of great coupons. You might wanna check there before buying the ingredients for this recipe."

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