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!