Spicy Shredded Pork Sandwiches with Avocado

This recipe was a nice change of pace for us.  There was something in there that everyone in the family liked.  As I was putting the sandwiches together, I was a bit unsure of how it would all taste.  The individual ingredients didn’t taste all that good on their own.  However, when put together as a sandwich, it was great.

Spicy Shredded Pork Sandwiches with Avocado

1 pork tenderloin
2 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. cumin

1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder

1/4 c. mayo
1 tsp. lime juice
1/2 tsp. chipolte chili powder

hearty bread (I used a 9-grain bread)


In large freezer bag, combine first four ingredients and marinade for 4+ hours.

Prepare the pork.  Grill it for about 8 minutes per side on medium heat until it was medium well.  Then, let it sit 5 minutes before shredding.

While pork sits, saute onion, jalapeno, garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder in olive oil.  Add shredded pork and remove from heat.  Do not cook too long or it will become dry.

Whisk together mayo, lime juice, and chipotle chili powder. 

Spread a thick layer of the chipotle lime may on the bread and add a layer of avocado and pork.  Maybe even put a dollop of mayo on your plate to dip the sandwich in.   It’s that good! 

Husband Rating: 7 out of 10

Food for Thought: The mayo was too spicy for my little guys so they had their sandwiches without.  But, my husband and I loved it!  You could easily prepare the marinade for the pork and stick it in the freezer as well as in a separate bag put the onion mixture raw.  Then, on cooking day, simply thaw the pork and cook as directed.  Saute the onion as directed as well and serve. 


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