BBQ Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches

Yesterday I had a whole pork tenderloin left over from when I made the feijoada, so I decided to do something really yummy with it. I know December is hardly the season for BBQ, but when I think of pairing pork with something classic and delicious, it’s what comes to mind–so I decided to go with it. I made my favorite home made BBQ sauce, sliced the pork tenderloin thin and added it to the sauce, then served it on french bread with crumbled goat cheese and seasoned mixed lettuce. Pretty basic, but SO divine!

There was just one tiny problem with this dish… the french bread was SO tough and hard to eat! I miss England where there were bakeries on every corner and decent fresh french bread in every grocery store. If you live there–take advantage of that. If you have the same problem as I do, serve this dish with soft, white bread and it will be perfect! I melted mozzarella cheese instead of the crumbled goat cheese, and it was definitely the right way to go! This recipe is one of the best things you can do with left-over pork tenderloin! it’s so quick and easy and tastes absolutely amazing!

BBQ SAUCE  : this is the BEST BBQ sauce recipe EVER, and it only takes 20 minutes, but if you want a REALLY simple fix, store-brought would work great too
1 pork tenderloin, cooked
GOOD french bread, or soft white sandwich bread
mozzarella cheese (about 1/2 cup)
mixed lettuce
salt and pepper
extra virgin olive oil

Prepare the BBQ sauce. Slice the pork tenderloin thinly, and add it to the sauce. Warm through for a couple of minutes.
Butter two slices of sandwich bread and place on a baking tray under the broiler to toast on one side.

Place the BBQ pork on the toasted side of the bread. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top, and place back under the broiler to melt the cheese
Put lettuce on top and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and some extra virgin olive oil
Put the other slice of bread on top toasted side down. That way the toasted bread will hold up better to the BBQ pork and won’t go soggy, and you’ll get the texture of nice soft bread to eat that won’t tear up the roof of your mouth. 

This is one of my new favorite sandwiches ever! Sweet tangy BBQ sauce with tender pork, crisp lettuce with the crunch of toast and soft white bread that just makes it a lot easier and nicer to eat! Definitely a go to recipe for left over pork! LOVE it!

I hope you guys too! I mean, who wouldn’t want summer on a plate in this cold weather?
<3 Sarah