I included every single step in this recipe, so it may look daunting, but if you like to cook, and you like to eat, and you like my recipes, make this.
For the pork:
- 1 pork tenderloin (1 lb or so)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon/sugar mix
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
For the glaze:
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbs honey mustard
- 4 green onions, diced
- 2-3 tbs ginger, grated
- 3 cloves garlic, diced or grated
For the onions:
- 1 vidalia onion, sliced into thin and thick strips
- 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
For the sandwiches:
- 8 slices good bread
- 1 tbs or so extra virgin olive oil
- provolone cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a small bowl, combine all spice ingredients for the pork. Pat dry the pork tenderloin with paper towels, and then roll the pork in the spices, covering all surfaces. In a medium sized frying pan, heat olive oil until very hot, then pan fry the pork on each side until all sides are crispy-ish.
While pork is browning in the pan, combine all the ingredients for the glaze in a small bowl, stirring with a fork until glaze-like consistency is formed. You can add more mustard to make the glaze thinner.
After the pork is done pan frying, place pork in the center of a baking sheet (that has been lined with aluminum foil and sprayed lightly with cooking spray). Top pork with glaze. Bake in 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
While pork is baking, sauté the onions on medium high heat in the same pan that you cooked the pork in. Drizzle the olive oil over the onions, and cook until they begin to caramelize. Sprinkle with salt/pepper half way through. Set aside.
Remove pork from oven and wrap the aluminum foil up around the pork, and let it sit for 5 minutes. When ready, slice the pork into thin strips (reserving the glaze mixture in the foil).
Drizzle each slice of bread with olive oil and broil in oven until just brown. Remove bread from oven, and reserve four slices. Place the other four slices brown side down on a baking sheet, top each slice with sliced pork, then some reserved glaze, then the onions, and finally one slice provolone cheese. Broil in oven until cheese is bubbly, then top eat sandwich with the other slices of bread.
Makes 4 Sandwiches. Or you can make 2 sandwiches and reserve the rest of the pork/onions for another meal (which is what I did). I also used the same baking sheet for all 3 instances.