As we gear up for the road to the Super Bowl, we want to ensure that your weekend is filled with incredible flavors and tantalizing taste buds. And what better way to do that than with flavor-packed sandwiches that will have everyone cheering in delight? Get ready to elevate your game day menu with our mouthwatering Grilled Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches!

These Grilled Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches with Vidalia onion barbecue sauce are the ultimate choice for any tailgating or backyard gathering. Not only are they a breeze to prepare, but they also guarantee a touchdown in every bite. With our easy-to-follow recipe, you can effortlessly whip up the Vidalia onion barbecue sauce ahead of time, leaving you more time to enjoy the game and soak up the excitement.

The secret to the tender and succulent pork lies in the rub, a perfect combination of garlic powder, salt, dry mustard, and ground pepper, creating a delicate blend of flavors that will make your taste buds dance. Simply season the tenderloin thoroughly with this exquisite rub, and it's time to fire up that grill.

Grill the pork tenderloins on medium-high heat for 10-12 minutes per side, allowing the enticing aromas to fill the air and build anticipation among your guests. As the pork reaches its peak of perfection, it's time to indulge in our tantalizing Vidalia onion barbecue sauce, a delectable fusion of sweet onion, brown sugar, zesty lemon juice, tangy apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, flavorful olive oil, and just the right touch of garlic. Generously slather it onto the grilled meat, letting the flavors intertwine and create a symphony of taste sensations.

To add a fresh and peppery dimension to these already amazing sandwiches, we recommend finishing them with a handful of vibrant arugula. This little touch of green adds a burst of color and provides a delightful contrast to the sweetness of the barbecue sauce. The result? A symphony of flavors that will have your taste buds doing a victory dance.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be the MVP of your next gathering. The Super Bowl may be the main event, but with these sandwiches, you'll be the star of the show.

Get ready for some football and seriously mouthwatering moments that will leave everyone craving more. Go ahead, take a bite, and experience the true taste of game day glory!

Serves 6

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 (3/4-lb.) pork tenderloins
  • vegetable cooking spray
  • arugula
  • 6 whole-wheat hamburger buns
  • 6 tablespoons Vidalia Onion Barbecue Sauce

Vidalia Onion Barbecue Sauce

  • 1 medium-sized sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches Directions

  1. Barbecue Sauce (Make-ahead): Stir all ingredients and 1/2 cup water in a large saucepan; boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, occasionally stirring, for 20 minutes.
  2. Pork Tenderloins: Stir together the first four ingredients; rub pork tenderloins evenly with the seasoning mixture. Lightly coat pork with vegetable cooking spray.
  3. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) for 10 to 12 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portions registers 155°. Remove from grill, and let stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Chop or slice, and serve on hamburger buns. Drizzle each sandwich with 1 Tbsp. Vidalia Onion Barbecue Sauce (or more). Top with arugula leaves.


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January 22, 2024 — Jason Klein