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Banh Mi Vietnamese Sandwiches

  • 25 m
  • 30 m
Diabetic Living Magazine
“These Vietnamese-inspired Banh Mi sandwiches are loaded with pork, veggies and a variety of flavors like sesame, ginger, lime, cilantro and jalapeño.”

Ingredients

    • 12 ounces pork tenderloin
    • 2 tablespoons Asian sweet chili sauce
    • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
    • 1 small cucumber, seeded and cut into thin strips
    • 1 small red sweet pepper, cut in thin strips
    • 1 medium carrot, shredded
    • ¼ cup green onion, chopped
    • ¼ cup bottled low-fat sesame ginger salad dressing
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice
    • 1 10-ounce loaf whole-grain baguette-style French bread, split horizontally
    • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
    • 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced and seeded, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Trim fat from meat. Cut meat crosswise into ½-inch slices. Press each piece with the palm of your hand to make an even thickness. In a small bowl, combine Asian sweet chili sauce and soy sauce. Brush sauce mixture onto pork slices. In a greased grill pan or extra-large skillet, cook meat over medium-high heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until slightly pink in center and juices run clear, turning once.
  • 2 In a large bowl, combine cucumber, sweet pepper, carrot, green onion, salad dressing and lime juice.
  • 3 Place meat slices on the bottom half of the baguette. Top with vegetable mixture, cilantro leaves, jalapeno slices and top half of baguette. Cut into portions to serve.
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