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Sweet and Spicy Pork, Onion and Apple Sandwiches

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  • 35 min prep time
  • 35 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Enjoy these delicious sandwiches made with sweet and spicy pork, onion and apple topped with roll wedges – perfect for a dinner.

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

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

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
310
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Protein
22g
22%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
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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