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Stuffed Pork Sandwich

MK6762

The classic Cuban sandwich inspired this recipe. The original is made with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese and pickles pressed and griddled between two pieces of soft white bread. Our version cuts down on the meat and is served on a soft whole-wheat bun. Feel free to press it in a panini maker to make it crispy. Serve with vinegary coleslaw.

Servings

4 servings

Prep Time

30 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 44-ounce boneless pork chops, 1/2 inch thick, trimmed
  • 2thin slices Swiss cheese (1 ounce each), cut in half
  • 4dill pickle sandwich slices
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1tablespoon canola oil
  • 4whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted
  • 2teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4slices tomato
  • 2romaine lettuce leaves, cut in half

Instructions

  1. Cut each pork chop nearly in half horizontally, stopping short of the opposite side. Open each chop and place between sheets of plastic wrap. Pound with a meat mallet or heavy skillet until flattened to an even thickness, slightly thicker than 1/8 inch.
  2. Place a piece of cheese and a pickle slice on one side of each flattened chop. Fold the chop over the filling, closing it like a book. Press the edges firmly together to seal. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the stuffed chops, reduce heat to medium and cook until golden brown and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes per side.
  4. To assemble sandwiches, spread the toasted buns with mustard and top each with a pork chop, tomato slice and lettuce.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 353kcal
Carbohydrate Total 25g
Total Sugars 5g
Added Sugars 3g
Fiber 4g
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 5g
Mono Saturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 79mg
Sodium 612mg
Protein 29g
Potassium 522mg
Calcium 190mg
Chromium 1mcg
Folate 23mcg
Omega-6 2g
Vitamin E 2mg
Zinc 3mg
Vitamin B3 9mg