This post is sponsored by Smithfield, but all statements and opinions are my own.
Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filets are grilled to perfection, then sliced thin and piled high on toasted ciabatta buns with grilled onions. Is your mouth watering yet? This sandwich certainly sounds gourmet but it is so easy to create, so you can just enjoy eating what you love! Best of all, Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork does all of the marinating for you! #SmithfieldServesUpPork
Smithfield's Marinated Applewood Smoked Bacon Fresh Pork Loin Filets are one of my go-to favorites for easy grilled family meals. Tender, juicy, and incredibly flavorful, these make a phenomenal grilled roast. However, in my humble opinion, they really shine when transformed into these insanely delicious sandwiches!
You can grab these at Walmart, but be sure to keep your eyes open for the Roasted Garlic & Herb flavor as well! Actually, Walmart carries an incredible selection of Smithfield products, making it easy to #EatWhatYouLove. When it is time to fire up the grill be sure to check out their great assortment of all natural, marinated, and rib products. Grab your favorite cut and grill on! #SmithfieldGrillOn #SmithfieldFreshatWMT
I cook with their ribs frequently, in particular, and have even previously created a wonderfully sweet and smoky Cherry BBQ sauce to pair with them. This sauce would taste great as a condiment for these grilled pork loin sandwiches too.
Ingredients and Substitution
- Smithfield's marinated Applewood Smoked Bacon pork loin filets - You could substitute their Roasted Garlic and Herb flavor as well.
- Onion - A yellow or red onion would both work well on this sandwich.
- Bun - I recommend a hearty bun like ciabatta bread.
- Lettuce - Optional, but it adds a fresh flavor and makes the sandwich more visually appealing. Green leaf lettuce or Romaine would be my top choices.
- Condiment - This is largely personal preference, but mayo or BBQ sauce would be my top choices. Personally, I like to use both.
How to Grill Pork Loin
The great thing about Smithfield's marinated pork loin filets is they grill up flavorful and juicy in under thirty minutes. If using a charcoal grill I recommend piling the coals on one side of the grill and setting the pork just off of the coals. This will create zone heating which will help you control the cooking temperature around the pork. If it is cooking too fast, move the pork further away from the coals. If it is not cooking fast enough, move it closer. Pretty simple, right?
Using a propane grill is even easier. Set the pork over a medium flame. You can turn the flame higher or lower to adjust the cooking temperature as needed.
Tips and Tricks
- Toasting your buns will give your sandwiches better texture and flavor. Bonus points if you butter the interior as well.
- Drizzling the onion slices with oil will help them grill better. The oil will heat up and assist with softening the onion.
- Let your grilled pork rest for at least five minutes prior to slicing. This allows the juices time to redistribute back into the meat.
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Grilled Pork Loin Sandwich
- 1 Smithfield Marinated Applewood Smoked Bacon pork loin filet
- 1 yellow onion sliced into rounds
- 4 ciabatta buns
- 4 leaves green leaf lettuce
- mayo to taste
- Cooking oil
- Set the pork loin over a medium flame on the grill. If using charcoal, pile the heated coals to one side of the grill and cook the pork just off of the coals to prevent excessive burning.
- Rotate pork every five minutes to ensure each side cooks evenly. Grill until the pork reaches an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees. Then remove pork and let rest for five minutes.
- Lightly rub the onion slices with cooking oil and place on the grill when the pork is nearing the end of cooking. Set the buns on the grill to toast as well, cut side down.
- Thinly slice pork and pile it on the toasted ciabatta buns with grilled onion, lettuce, and mayo (or condiments of your choice).