I’m sharing this quick and tasty mini sandwich or slider that is perfect for March Madness or any sitting-around-the-tube-eating-while-watching-sports-event.
My family has an annual March Madness pool–no great $ on the table, just bragging rights, really . . . this year, they are horribly depressed since their beloved Tarheels didn’t make the tournament. I myself, will pull for anyone in the ACC, or the underdog (this year, one and the same, with two exceptions :-) We will still all be watching while we eat, drink, and furiously record our wins and losses.
We like to use Smithfield Peppercorn & Garlic Pork Tenderloin for these sliders. It is already marinated and has a great peppery crust. We’ve also tried the Teriyaki and the Hickory Sweet, which are both good. Or you can use a marinade of your own. This is just so easy to grab and go.
My husband is the meat aficionado in our house. He sears it, then leaves it on the grill.
Leave on the grill (or in your oven) until your meat thermometer registers 145 degrees (usually 25 – 30 minutes). Cover with foil and let stand 10 minutes. The internal temperature will continue to rise.
These are our ingredients for the sliders: Martin’s Potato Rolls (because they are soft and slightly sweet!), horseradish sauce for a little heat, and a sweet pickle to balance the heat from the peppery tenderloin and the horseradish sauce. And also some mayo.
You can prepare your tenderloin in advance. The pork has great flavor and is good at room temperature or even cold from the fridge!
There are lots of recipes for pork tenderloin on the Smithfield website that you can see here.
May all your teams advance to the next round, or at the very least, may you enjoy your March Madness snacking!
We are smack dab in the middle of Tarheel territory (5 minutes from the campus) and my husband and son have been in a major depression this season. But of course they’re watching! Pork tenderloin is a favorite here and we LOVE making sandwiches with it. Great post!
Yum…sounds like a tasty combination. Fun, too!
This sounds and looks great. We love pork tenderloin in our house and my husband is the grill master here ( I posted one of his recipes tonight). We’ll definitely try these as he does pork tenderloin alot but we’ve not made these little sandwiches out of it. I like the combo of the sweet pickles and horseradish…sounds good!
My family loves sliders! We are not rooting for a home team, but the guys are still watching. I think these would be great for football tailgating too. The potato rolls sound very interesting!
Mary, Your sliders sound so yummy! I am a huge fan of pork tenderloin but never thought to use it in a sandwich. And what would be better than Martin’s potato rolls. This will go on my menu for sure! Thanks!
Wonderful – great photos!
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I grill pork tenderloins often, but never thought of making sliders from them. Great idea – I’m not much of a basketball fan, but they would be great for tailgating in Columbia!!
Your pictures are amazing. Love the recipe:)
My guys will LOVE this. We have leftover BBQ pork cutlets. I just need to find the little rolls. Have a great weekend!
I want some. Right now, in fact.
:-) Thanks for sharing this! I’ll have to have hubby make some this weekend on the grill – he’ll take any excuse to use that thing! haha
That looks so good! I have a house full of boys and a husband. They would love it. Great recipe.
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They do look delicious – perfect for a rowdy group of March Madness followers!! I personally love the size of the sliders..make them quite often in the summer but have never used the pork tenderloin before – will correct that soon!!
Hey! am loving catching up on your blog after a crazy two weeks…this is one of my favorite meals I’ve copied from you! I have the ingredients for it RIGHT NOW!! Love love…L