This Garlic & Herb Pork Sandwich recipe is made really easy thanks to Smithfield® Garlic & Herb Pork Sirloin.
Recently, my husband and I sold our house and moved in with my parents. My mom has Leukemia and has been in and out of the hospital due to complications. Having us around is a big help for both my mom and my dad. They usually pick my niece up from school and make dinner for my sister and niece 4 times per week. Since we moved in, I have taken over some of these duties. So, although we don’t have children, I know how hectic things can get once the kids are back in school. To help deal with our hectic schedules, I’ve been trying to come up with easy recipe ideas. Easy recipes provide more time together as a family and make getting into a routine a bit easier.
Philadelphia roast pork sandwich
I’m sure most of you have heard of Philadelphia cheesesteaks and have eaten a variation at some point in your life. What you may not know, is that Philadelphia is also known for their roast pork sandwiches. These sandwiches are made with roast pork that has been seasoned, slow cooked through the day and piled into a crusty long roll. In addition to the juicy pork, they have melted sharp provolone and are most often topped with broccoli rabe.
Easy garlic & herb pork sandwich
One easy idea for dinner is to make a hot sandwich and serve with chips, fries or cut up raw vegetables. Recently I decided to make my own version of the Philadelphia roast pork sandwich. Smithfield has a line of marinated fresh pork that I thought would be perfect for this recipe since it would cut down the number of ingredients and steps needed to make the sandwiches. I used the Smithfield® Garlic & Herb Pork Sirloin that I picked up at Walmart and made a garlicky spinach instead of using broccoli rabe.
Once I put the pork in the oven, I have over an hour to sit down with the family until I have to make the garlicky spinach and assemble the sandwiches. Definitely a time saver!
An easier version of the Philadelphia roast pork sandwich.
20 minPrep Time
1 hr, 30 Cook Time
1 hr, 50 Total Time
- ~ 2 1/2 lb SmithfieldÂ® Garlic & Herb Pork Sirloin
- 16 slices provolone cheese
- 1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic - minced
- 10 oz bag of spinach
- 8 Kaiser rolls
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cook SmithfieldÂ® Garlic & Herb Pork Sirloin using the directions on the package. (ours took 1 hour and 30 minutes)
- Fifteen minutes before pork is finished, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add minced garlic and heat for about 30 seconds.
- Add whole bag of spinach to the skillet.
- Stir spinach and garlic until all spinach has wilted. Set aside.
- After removing the pork from the oven, let it sit and turn on the broiler.
- Cut the rolls and place a slice of provolone on each half.
- Put rolls with cheese on a cookie sheet and place in oven under the broiler.
- Once cheese has melted remove rolls from oven.
- Thinly slice the pork using an electric knife.
- Pile pork on bottom half of roll, add garlicky spinach and the top of the roll.
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Have you heard of the Philadelphia roast pork sandwich? What do you think about this easy version?