Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add pork to bowl; toss well to coat. Let pork mixture stand at room temperature 15 minutes.
Preheat broiler to high.
While pork marinates, combine vinegar, 1 teaspoon canola oil, and granulated sugar in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Add carrot, onions, and cilantro; toss to coat.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 teaspoon canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes or until done, turning occasionally.
While pork cooks, place buns on a baking sheet, cut sides up. Broil 1 minute or until lightly toasted. Top bottom halves of buns evenly with pork. Divide carrot mixture evenly among servings. Cover sandwiches with top halves of buns.
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I served this to my family while guest was over for dinner. I usually don't ginea pig guests with new recipes but it was really good and everyone ate every bite. Serving size was pretty small - I used a pound of meat and made 1 1/2 servings of the marinade. Next time I will double the carrot/cilantro/onion portion, though keep the oil as is. Some of us did add a little low-fat mayo on our buns. Really flavorful dish and easy prep.
Really yummy! I froze my pork tenderloin for about 45 mins prior to slicing and got super thin slices. I also grilled the pork (unfortunately losing some through the grate but thats an easy fix). The flavors were outstanding, I made it gluten-free by using tamari and our GF guest had it on a GF bun and we had great bakery whole wheat buns. My only complaint was that I found it a little dry (pork was not overcooked but the combo of the dry bun, the meat and the not overly moist slaw made it a little dry on my palate). The men used sriracha and us girls used some sweet thai chili sauce and it made the world of difference! I think next time I may throw together a little sriracha mayonnaise to dress the bread. Will be making again for sure!
Definitely a 5-star recipe for a quick dinner in my house! I used fresh wheat rolls out of the bakery instead of hamburger buns... Don't use hamburger buns when you can class it up! I also added a bit if sesame oil and soy sauce to the vegetables. Delicious!! Served with a simple spinach salad with store-bought sesame ginger dressing.
This was more of a 3.5 recipe. It was fast and easy and we really enjoyed the carrot mix with the pork - including my middle school age kids. I marinated the pork over night. When I make this again, I will grill the tenderloin. Nice flavors for a different pork sandwich.
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