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Shaved Pork Loin Sandwich with Caramelized Onions

No recipe image available.Cooking the onions slowly over medium-low heat brings out the natural sweetness and gives these sandwiches a rich, caramelized flavor not to be missed.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (2-pound) boneless pork loin roast
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large yellow onions, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup chili sauce
1/4 cup apple or currant jelly
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
8 Kaiser rolls, split and toasted

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine basil, oregano, salt, pepper and paprika. Rub mixture on all surfaces of the pork roast. Place roast in shallow pan and roast in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 40 to 50 minutes until internal temperature registers 155°F (approximately 65°C) (measured with a meat thermometer). Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat oil and cook onion rings over medium heat for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is tender and golden. Stir in chili sauce, jelly and vinegar. Cook and stir 10 minutes more. Set aside.
  3. Thinly slice pork roast; stack on toasted roll halves. Top with caramelized onions and top of rolls.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 365 calories Protein 29 grams Fat 11 grams Sodium 696 milligrams Cholesterol 66 milligrams.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.