Sweet and Spicy Pork, Onion and Apple Sandwiches

Enjoy these delicious sandwiches made with sweet and spicy pork, onion and apple topped with roll wedges – perfect for a dinner.

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  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
(3/4-lb.) pork tenderloin, thinly sliced
1
medium onion, thinly sliced
1
Granny Smith apple, peeled, thinly sliced
1
tablespoon finely chopped ginger root
1/8
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2
tablespoons water
1/3
cup red currant jelly
1
teaspoon soy sauce
4
large (about 6-inch) French rolls, unsliced, or 4 (6-inch) sections French bread
4
leaves leaf lettuce

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Steps

  • 1 Spray medium nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add pork slices; cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove pork from skillet; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 In same skillet, combine onion, apple, ginger root, red pepper flakes and water; mix well. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 7 to 9 minutes or until onion and apple are golden brown and tender.
  • 3 Reduce heat to low. Stir in jelly and soy sauce; cook until jelly is melted. Increase heat to medium. Return pork to skillet; cook 2 minutes or until pork is glazed.
  • 4 Meanwhile, cut V-shaped wedge from top of each roll; set wedges aside.
  • 5 To assemble sandwiches, place rolls on individual plates. Place lettuce leaf on each roll. Top each with pork mixture and roll wedges.
  • 1 Spray medium nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add pork slices; cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove pork from skillet; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 In same skillet, combine onion, apple, ginger root, red pepper flakes and water; mix well. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 7 to 9 minutes or until onion and apple are golden brown and tender.
  • 3 Reduce heat to low. Stir in jelly and soy sauce; cook until jelly is melted. Increase heat to medium. Return pork to skillet; cook 2 minutes or until pork is glazed.
  • 4 Meanwhile, cut V-shaped wedge from top of each roll; set wedges aside.
  • 5 To assemble sandwiches, place rolls on individual plates. Place lettuce leaf on each roll. Top each with pork mixture and roll wedges.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Pork is an excellent source of high quality protein, containing all the essential amino acids for building, maintaining and repairing body tissues. Pork is also considered a major dietary source of iron and the B vitamins, thiamin, riboflavin and niacin.

To make Sweet and Spicy Pork and Apple Stir-Fry, omit the lettuce and French rolls. Cut pork into cubes, cook in 1 teaspoon sesame oil and add 1 clove minced garlic to the pan with vegetables. Serve hot pork mixture on a bed of white rice and garnish with a sprinkling of toasted sesame seed.

To add color to this tasty sandwich dinner menu, serve with red and green grapes and milk.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
360mg
360%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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