Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches on Homemade Bread

I’d have to say, this was the most delicious Pork Tenderloin sandwich, ever. Maybe it was the homemade sourdough discard bread? Or the perfectly seasoned tenderloins pounded flat? Either way, this dinner was delicious and worth repeating and making for yourself. In this post I will share how to make your own mouth-watering and delicious Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches.

pork tenderloin sandwiches on homemade bread

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Published June 17, 2022
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Cost to make this recipe

Steak is expensive. Especially for our family of six. We would spend over thirty dollars if we were to buy steak for a steak sandwich. So as a replacement, we used a pork tenderloin for a Pork Tenderloin Sandwich for dinner. This tenderloin from ALDI was $10.33 and I was able to get 15 slices making the pork $0.68 per sandwich. Below is a great recipe for homemade bread with one loaf costing $0.50. If you choose to add cheese or tomato or dressing, that does add cost to this meal. We used Muenster cheese, guacamole, mayo and ranch.

Two-Pack Boneless Pork Tenderloin
$10.33
About $10.33 each

Pork Tenderloin $10.33 (2.5 pounds)
Homemade Bread $0.50
Cheese $1.99
Guacamole $0.50
Ranch $0.10
Mayo $0.10

The total cost to make 15 Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches was $13.52 making each sandwich $0.90.

In comparison, you can choose to use thinly sliced pork, however the cost is significantly higher. Pork tenderloin is $3.99 per pound while thinly sliced boneless pork chops cost $4.99 per pound and portioned at 1.5 pounds each package. Buying a whole pork tenderloin is much more cost effective and results in a larger yield of food.

Thin Sliced Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops
$7.24
About $7.24 each
Price estimate: $7.24 ($4.99/lb x 1.45 lb)*

Why Pound the Pork?

To make a good sandwich, one that stays moist and cooks evenly, pounding out the pork tenderloin slices helps a lot. You can choose to buy pre-cut pork tenderloin, but that will increase the cost. By using a meat tenderizer to pound the pork to 1/2-1/4 inch, you allow the fibers of the meat to break down helping to further tenderize the meat.

Below is a great image from pork.org that shows the different temperatures to properly cooked pork. By using a meat tenderizer and pounding the tenderloin slices, you then speed up the cooking time. Make sure to use a thermometer when cooking meat to know for sure it is cooked well.

Special thanks to http://www.pork.org for this great image!!

Make your own bread!

Making bread from scratch should not be a scary thing to do. In fact, making bread, once you get over the initial hesitation, is actually quite easy to do. Below is a recipe for homemade bread that is easy to follow, comes out moist and delicious, and won’t break the bank! This day I used my sourdough discard to make a quick sourdough discard bread. I say it is “quick” because this bread, unlike authentic sourdough, only needs a few hours to rest rather than 18-24 hours. Click the link below for my recipe for homemade bread and stay tuned for my sourdough discard bread recipe!

homemade sourdough discard loaf for pork tenderloin sandwiches

Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches

Ingredients

1 Pork Tenderloin Cut into 1-inch sections
Salt
Pepper
1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
Bread

how to make pork tenderloin sandwiches on homemade bread

Directions

1. Slice a pork tenderloin into 1-inch segments.

how to make pork tenderloin sandwiches on homemade bread

2. Place one tenderloin slice between a piece of plastic wrap on a cutting board.

pork tenderloin sandwiches on homemade bread

3. Using a meat tenderizer, pound the pork tenderloin thin, around 1/4-1/2 inch thick.

4. Warm oil in a skillet on Medium-High heat.

warm a large pan to cook the tenderloins

5. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

salt and pepper

6. Place 4-6 tenderloin pieces into the hot pan and cook until browned.

cooking pork tenderloins

7. Flip the tenderloin and cook until the temperature reaches 145-160 degrees Fahrenheit.

cooking pork tenderloins that are pounded and seasoned, perfect for sandwiches

8. When done, remove the tenderloin from the pan and rest in a baking dish and cook the rest of the tenderloins.

pork tenderloins cooked and resting in baking dish

9. Serve on bread with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
~Monica

pork tenderloin sandwiches on homemade bread

Recipe for Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches

Ingredients for Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches

1 Pork Tenderloin Cut into 1-inch sections
Salt
Pepper
1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
Bread

Directions for Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches

1. Slice a pork tenderloin into 1-inch segments.
2. Place one tenderloin slice between a piece of plastic wrap on a cutting board.
3. Using a meat tenderizer, pound the pork tenderloin thin, around 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
4. Warm oil in a skillet on Medium-High heat.
5. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
6. Place 4-6 tenderloin pieces into the hot pan and cook until browned.
7. Flip the tenderloin and cook until the temperature reaches 145-160 degrees Fahrenheit.
8. When done, remove the tenderloin from the pan and rest in a baking dish.
9. Serve on bread with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
~Monica

Published by Monica's Scratch Kitchen

I have not always had the skills to cook and bake from scratch. As a young wife, I bought every meal frozen or boxed and presented it to my husband with a flourish, believing myself a decadent cook. As our budget shrunk, and our family grew, I looked for ways to stretch our money to nourish our kids with the best for their hungry appetites. Hoping to find recipes and meals that they would love to eat. Through the last 5 years, I have learned so many cooking and baking lessons, and experienced many wins and failures. Come along with me on this journey as I share my recipes that work, how to make them on the cheap, and my tips and tricks to get my kids to eat homemade deliciousness! I will also share updates to our house that we have done in the last year since our move. With one income, we do most of the work ourselves and with amazing family and friends to help out, cutting costs but keeping style and money in the bank! I am a wife and mother of 3 boys and 1 princess. When I was a kid, I remember being asked what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. My response was, "a mom", and I am proud to grow up and be a mom to 4 amazing kids! Samuel is 11, Matthew is 8, Levi is 4, and Elliana is almost 2. We have been blessed to have kids who love to explore foods, to try new recipes, and enjoy helping us around the house. With 4 kids, you better believe they help clean! My husband Tyler and I have been married almost 13 years. We love our kids, we love outdoors, camping, canoeing, grilling, watching movies, and just hanging out making memories. A few years ago I gifted Tyler with his own "menu" book, where we write meals and foods we have loved to eat. Weekly our family decides what our meals will be and I make up a grocery list with what we need. It literally is my favorite chore! I love to shop, so shopping for food on a budget is my biggest win! Thank you for taking the time and visiting my site, Subscribe so you do not miss a post! Keep coming back to hear about new recipes, updates on our home, fun times with our kids, and how to make homemade deliciousness! ~Monica

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