Want to elevate your sandwich game? Me too. I’m pretty tired of those standard burgers, cold cuts, etc. So, here’s a recipe that will have everyone begging for more- my Pork Tenderloin Sandwich with Grilled Brie and Apricot Glaze! Yes, it sounds amazing. No, it isn’t nearly as hard to make as it sounds.
Of course, I’m using tenderloins from my friends at Prairie Fresh. Their pork is always amazing, and I never have to worry about quality. Pork tenderloin in general is pretty forgiving meat, so it doesn’t take a lot of skill to cook it. When grilling, just remember to have a meat thermometer, and think of the tenderloin as having 4 sides (yes, I know it’s round, just go with me here.) Two-three minutes per side on a medium-hot grill and you’re pretty much there. Use a meat thermometer to pull the tenderloins when they hit 140 degrees, then rest for 5 minutes. Perfection every time. When the tenderloins are hitting around 135, glaze with the apricot glaze and allow to finish cooking. Reserve some of the glaze to drizzle on the sandwiches.
Making this sandwich next level great
Making this Pork Tenderloin sandwich next level relies on three flavorful components- a quick herb aioli, the apricot glaze, and of course, grilled brie. Don’t be afraid, all of these items are super easy to make, and except for the brie, can be made ahead of time. For the buns, I used a nice loaf of focaccia, but any good bread that you like will be good. Seasoning is simple, just use my Grillin’ Shake and lightly season it. Let the flavors of the tenderloin show up to intermingle with the apricot and brie.
OK, I discovered this last year when making a burger, and it is now one of my favorite things in the world. You of course know how creamy brie is anyways. Grilling it adds some flavored nuance to it, and takes that creaminess into the stratosphere. Simply oil the brie, put it down on a cooler part of the grill and let it cook for 1-2 minutes. Turn it over onto a piece of aluminum foil, cut diagonals into the top of the brie and open them up. The brie will finish getting ooey-gooey, and pick up some wonderful grill flavor.
Putting it together
All that remains is to make one of the best sandwiches you’ll ever enjoy. I toast the focaccia on the grill, then generously slather with aioli. Slice the tenderloin into medallions and place on the bread, drizzle with remaining apricot glaze and some of that wonderful brie, and top with arugula.
As always, I hope you enjoy!Print