Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Pork. These Grilled Pork Sandwiches with Goat Cheese and Fig are ready in 3o minutes or less and packed full of delicious flavor!
A funny little thing seems to happen each fall. Schedules fill up and all free time seems to disappear.
But even though we lose all sense of time once school and sports are back in session, I refuse to give up delicious, filling dinners. We might have to get a little creative to cut down on prep time, and to sometimes make the meals portable as we’re walking out the door… but we still make it a priority to make sure our meals contain Real Flavor Real Fast.
One trick that helps this happen, is to purchase meat that is already marinated. No more scrambling to put a marinade together the night before while trying to remember if the meat is thawed… Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork from Food Lion eliminates all of those extra steps and gets dinner on your table in 30 minutes or less!
One of our go-to sandwiches (yes, even my kids gobble it up), is a twist on a favorite from a local restaurant. We modified it to include our favorite Smithfield Marinated Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet. Unless we’re in the middle of a blizzard or monsoon, we try to grill our pork as much as possible.
When you’re already short on time, not having to clean a pan will make you want to weep with joy!
While your pork is grilling, you can start frying your onions. I always keep sliced onion in our fridge to speed this up even more! I prefer my onions fried (almost burnt), but if you prefer yours caramelized, just cook them at a lower heat for a longer time.
Next spread goat cheese on half of your bread slices and fig preserves on the other half.
The marinated pork only takes about 20 minutes to grill, so you really can get everything prepped, cooked and assembled in about 25 minutes total!
Once you remove it from the grill, let it sit for a few minutes and then slice it very thinly.
Layer your sliced pork directly on top of your goat cheese so it starts to melt it a little bit.
Then pile on your fried onions and add your top bread slice with the fig preserves!
Smithfield Marinated Garlic and Herb Pork Loin Filet is packed SO full of flavor! Just look at that crust of spices on the top of it!
And the flavors all blend together so well. You feel like you’re eating a rich, decadent meal but it’s easy and portable enough that you can wrap it up and take it to your child’s sports game!
Grilled Pork Sandwiches with Goat Cheese and Fig
1 loaf ciabatta bread, sliced thin
1 Smithfield Marinated Roasted Garlic and Herb Pork Loin Filet
One medium onion, sliced
2 tsp. olive oil
Directions: Grill pork according to package instructions.
While pork is grilling, heat olive oil in small skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced onions. Let cook, stirring occasionally until desired doneness.
Spread goat cheese on half of bread slices and fig preserves on other half.
When pork is done cooking, let sit for 2-3 minutes and then slice thinly.
Place pork slices on goat cheese side of bread, top with fried onions and remaining slice of bread.
And if garlic and herb isn’t your preferred flavor, don’t worry! Food Lion carries other delicious varieties of Smithfield such as Portobello Mushroom and Peppercorn and Garlic. They also have different cuts available as well (Tenderloin, Loin Filet and Sirloin).
Enjoy your fall and all of its accompanying busy schedules knowing you can still have #RealFlavorRealFast! Visit Smithfield for more fall recipe inspiration and make sure you pick up your own at Food Lion!