Quick BBQ Pork Sandwiches
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Quick BBQ Pork Sandwiches with Homemade Sauce & Slaw

BBQ pork is quickly cooked on the grill, sliced, placed on a bun, smothered with a homemade barbecue sauce and topped with a crunchy slaw.
Course: Main
Servings: 4
Author: Jen Nikolaus (Recipe adapted from Cooking Light)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. lower sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 1-pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 head cabbage shredded (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 hamburger buns

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to high heat. Combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Reserve 1/4 cup ketchup mixture and set aside. Add halved pork to remaining ketchup mixture. Make sure it is coated completely.
  • Oil the grill rack and place pork halves on it. Close lid and grill for 5 minutes. Turn pork over and grill another 6 minutes, or until thickest part registers 150ยบ on a meat thermometer. Remove pork from grill and let sit for 5 minutes. Cut pork across the grain into thin slices.
  • Place buns, cut sides down, in a single layer on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill for two minutes or until toasted and golden brown.
  • While pork cooks, combine cabbage, carrots, green onions, sugar and salt in a medium sized bowl. Toss and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Place one bottom bun half on each of 4 plates. Divide sliced pork onto bottom buns and top with 1 tablespoon of reserved BBQ sauce and about 1/2 cup of slaw. Place top halves on top of sandwiches and devour. Enjoy!