Photo: Nigel Cox; Styling: Sharon Ryan
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Serve with Soba Noodle Salad. Quickly make carrot ribbons with your ­vegetable peeler.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

coravd's Review

April 03, 2013
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.

sukeedog's Review

July 13, 2013

K9andCat's Review

April 06, 2013
This was more delicious than I expected. My husband and I both loved it! Just the right amount of heat and sweet!!! Most definitely a keeper!

LauryPflaum's Review

May 14, 2013

daisy1821's Review

April 26, 2013
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!

mandofan's Review

March 05, 2014

steponme's Review

March 30, 2013
Tasty quick meal. Served the bun for the family and I enjoyed mine without the bun.

marciginger's Review

July 23, 2013
My kids love this sandwich and this is my second time making it. Fun for week night dinners.

MrsLAC's Review

March 23, 2013

SDMomChef's Review

March 25, 2013
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.