Spice Rubbed Pork Loin Sliders with Dijon Remoulade {#PorkParty}

In my last post I shared with you a video recipe from the National Pork Board for a Spice Rubbed Pork Loin BLT Sliders with Dijon Remoulade.   I also offered a giveaway of $50.00 in Costco cash, but we’ll get to that momentarily.
I got a big huge pork loin from Costco and when I came home I cut off the ends into roasts and the middle was cut into loin chops.  I used one of my favorite kitchen tools—the Foodsaver my mom gave me years ago—and froze the other loin and the chops for later use.   That’s four meals from one loin, and I only paid $14.37 for it.   Broken down that is about $3.60 per cut of meat for FOUR MEALS for a family of six.   Amazing!
Last night I made *my* version of the Spice Rubbed Pork Loin BLT Sliders with Dijon Remoulade!   Of course, I didn’t have any Dijon Mustard so I used regular yellow mustard and it was perfectly fine.  I also didn’t have Thyme, but I had a mix of herbs (to be added to oil for bread-dipping) that included Thyme, so I used that in the spice rub for the pork loin.

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While I roasted the loin at 400 degrees for about an hour, I prepped everything else.   I sliced up the tomatoes,  washed the lettuce, fried up the bacon, and made the remoulade.

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The important thing to know about pork is that it is so easy to overcook it.  So, at 60 minutes I took it out and checked it with a handy-dandy meat thermometer.  Once it read 145 degrees, after being inserted in the middle of the roast, I knew it was done (I actually checked the temperature at 50 minutes first.)   It’s crucial to let it rest, and after it thoroughly did I sliced it into thin little cuts for the slider assembly.  While it rested, I also got the Hawaiian rolls ready.  They just needed a few minutes in the oven, at 300 degrees, to get all perfect and nom-nom-nommy.

Then it was time for the assembly line of yumminess…

SERIOUSLY!!!!!!

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The whole roast disappeared as I kept making the sliders and they kept being eater.
Everyone asked, “Mama, when are you going to make these next?!”
For sure….soon!!

Spice Rubbed Pork Loin BLT Sliders with Dijon Remoulade

Recipe from Pork Be Inspired!

Ingredients:

Dijon Remoulade: 1 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons dill pickle relish, OR finely chopped dill pickle
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

Spice-Rubbed Pork Loin:

2 pound boneless pork loin roast
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
24 dinner rolls, such as Hawaiian or potato
2 cups baby arugula
3 to 4 plum tomatoes, cut into 24 rounds
12 slices bacon, cooked each cut into quarters to make 48 pieces

Cooking Directions

Remoulade:
Combine all ingredients in small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Spice-Rubbed Pork Loin:
Preheat the oven to 400 degree F. Combine the cumin, smoked paprika, thyme, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl. Rub all over the loin. Place on a rack in a small roasting pan. Roast for 10 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350  degree F. Continue roasting until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the roast registers 145 degree F, 50 to 60 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before carving.

 

Serve:
Carve roast crosswise into thin slices. Divide slices into 24 portions. Spread each roll with remoulade. Fill with equal amounts of the pork and arugula. Top with a tomato round and 2 pieces of bacon. Serve warm.
Makes: 24 sliders, 12 serving

Now, for the winner of the $50.00 Costco Giveaway:
As generated by Random.org, the lucky winner is:  Kim T. of “Live from the 205″!  Congrats, Kim!!!

 

This post is the second post that is part of a campaign with The National Pork Board and The Motherhood.  All opinions are always my own!

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One Response to “Spice Rubbed Pork Loin Sliders with Dijon Remoulade {#PorkParty}”
  1. 10.28.2012

    YAY! Thank you, and these look yummy!


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