Marinated Pork and Spicy Apple Butter Sandwiches

PORK
13Ingredients
55Minutes

Description

This is an easy-to-fix meal to have at home, but works for a picnic or at a tailgate party. Serve with sweet potato chips and warmed apple cider.

Ingredients

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  • 2 pounds boneless pork loin
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper (fresh ground)
  • 1 cup apple butter
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1/8 teaspoon chinese five-spice powder
  • salt (to taste)
  • 12 slices whole-grain bread
  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tart apple (large sweet, cored and thinly sliced)
  • lettuce leaves
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    Directions

    1. Place pork in self-sealing plastic bag; mix together soy sauce, apple cider, garlic, and black pepper; pour over pork, seal bag and refrigerate overnight (4 to 24 hours). Remove pork from marinade (discard marinade), place in shallow pan and roast in 350 degree F oven for 35-45 minutes (about 20 minutes per pound), until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the roast reads 145ºF. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir together apple butter, horseradish, and five-spice; taste for seasoning and add salt to taste.
    3. On one side of 6 slices of bread, spread a few tablespoons of apple butter. On the other slices of bread, spread mustard.
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