Puerto Rican Pork Sandwich with Picadillo Salsa and Fried Plantains

Puerto Rican Pork Sandwich with Picadillo Salsa and Fried Plantains

Prep: 35 Minutes Cook: 20 Minutes Serves: 4 Submitted by:


1 Pork Tenderloin
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 ripe plantain
2 cups vegetable oil
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
4 Kings Hawaiian Sweet Hamburger Buns
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon smoked hot paprika
1 tablespoon Brown sugar
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons diced roasted red peppers
2 tablespoons diced garlic stuffed olives
1 tablespoon capers
2 tablespoons chopped golden raisins
1 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil


Step 1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Step 2
Combine ingredients cinnamon through brown sugar to make a seasoning rub

Step 3
Trim excess fat from pork tenderloin

Step 4
Rub pork tenderloin with the seasoning.

Step 5
Heat oven proof skillet on stove top.

Step 6
Add 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Step 7
Add pork tenderloin and sear on all sides.

Step 8
Place skillet in oven and bake 18-20 minutes until internal temperature is 145 degrees

Step 9
Let rest 5 minutes.

Step 10
While pork is baking, make picadillo salsa. Combine red peppers through olive oil for salsa in mixing bowl and set aside

Step 11
Heat 2 cups vegetable oil in skillet on medium high heat.

Step 12
Peel plantain and cut in half horizontally. Cut each half into 4 thin vertical slices

Step 13
Fry plantain slices until golden brown. Remove from oil drain on paper towel and salt.

Step 14
Combine mayonnaise, chili powder, and cumin

Step 15
Thinly slice pork tenderloin

Step 16
Toast sandwich roll

Step 17
Place ΒΌ of the sliced pork on bottom of each bun

Step 18
Place 2 fried plantain slices on pork.

Step 19
Top plantain with 2 Tbsp salsa

Step 20
Spread 1 Tbsp of seasoned mayonnaise on the top of each bun and serve