I really feel like you should stop whatever you are doing and make this Delicious Banh Mi Pork Tenderloin Sandwich. I mean, it has it all. Tender and flavorful pork, marinated veggies and a delicious bun. Come on!!
The lineup is fairly simple. It can be double too, and made into meal prep. So, win/win. Slice your pork, marinate pork, marinate veggies, grill pork and serve. That’s it. Okay, it takes a little more time, but still really simple.
Start by thinly slicing your pork tenderloin. If you prefer, you can also use the loin, but I promise you the tenderloin is so much better. I sliced mine into about 1/8-1/4 inch slices. Place into a bowl or bag for marinating.
Now, start your marinade.
The fish sauce adds such great flavor, it is definitely a must.
As is the spicy chili sauce. Don’t skip! Well, unless you aren’t comfortable with heat in your food, then you really should skip. 🙂 I always add plenty to our dishes. The link above is to our favorite kind and you can find it just about anywhere.
I also like to mix my marinades and dressing in mason jars. Then cap it and shake until is well mixed in.
Now, pour the marinade over the sliced pork. Mix in and mix well. I like to do this with my hands to ensure each piece is covered. Cover and set aside while you prep the rest of the ingredients. Also, make sure and wash your hands I am a little germaphobe when it comes to meat. I ALWAYS wash thoroughly after handling.
Let’s move on the veggies. I prep my marinate first. It is a vinegar based marinade, you really can use any kind you want, but rice vinegar is the most common.
You can use honey if you prefer, but I like granulated sugar here.
Again, it’s the mason jar for mixing.
I used carrots, radishes and red onions for marinating. You don’t have to slice them like I did, but I wasn’t the shape to match the matchstick carrots I used…so….
We used a lot of veggies on our sandwiches, so I marinated plenty. Add to a mason jar, like I did, or a bowl.
I bought my carrots as matchsticks to save on time. Stuff them in as well.
Pour the simple marinade over all.
Shake well to coat all the veggies.
Not all the veggies are marinated. I like the cilantro to be added like it is.
Plus, fresh sliced cucumbers.
You can always grill your meat, but I decided to pan fry mine in the cast iron. It is simple to do this way, but it will be up to you. So, heat your cast iron. Add in oil to coat the bottom. Next add in your marinaded pork. It will cook quickly if the pan and oil are heated well. Like, 3-5 minutes per side. You don’t want it to dry out.
Now, I didn’t mention above, but I used a sriracha mayo on this sandwich. The recipe will be included below. You can use whatever bun or bread you choose. We have a great bakery near us and they have some really awesome french bread rolls we love. That is what I used.
Next, layer in that perfect pork. Don’t be shy here, load it up!
Top with all your marinated veggies, cilantro and cucumbers. Add the top with slathered in more sriracha mayo and it’s done! You might want to make at least 2 for yourself. Although it is filling, it’s hard to not want another!
And seriously though, isn’t it beautiful?? Seriously though, you have got to try these Delicious Banh Mi Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches. They have it all!
If you are looking for more sandwich ideas, I have a few. Sandwiches are a pretty popular menu item in our house!