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School Started! And We’re Busy!
We are already four weeks into the school year and it’s going great so far! Although, everyday does seem to feel a bit like a marathon! I am up at 6 am to get myself ready for work, and the kids ready for school. It’s 5 pm by the time we get home, then we have lunch boxes to clean, homework to do, baths to give, and dinner to make – all before their 7:45 pm bedtime.
30 Minute Dinners are a MUST on Busy Weekdays
When it comes to dinner on busy week nights, I turn to Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork for Real Flavor Real Fast. With their variety of marinated fresh pork options, I can have a flavorful dinner on the table in about 30 minutes!
This week, I decided to make my family Cuban Pork Sliders. My pork sliders are made with Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Herb Loin Filet, which pack a ton of flavor into each bite!
Once cooked, the pork gets layered onto toasted rolls that are smeared with mustard. Then a few quick-pickled jalapenos are layered onto the pork (for the adults who like spicy foods) — then a slice of swiss cheese goes on top.
In about 40 minutes, these Spicy Cuban Pork Sliders hit the dinner table!
These Spicy Cuban Pork Sliders are definitely in my top 5 favorite sandwiches! They have a wonderful balance of savory and spicy flavors.
You can also dice any leftover pork and toss it with cooked noodles & butter for a quick and easy lunch the next day!
Spicy Cuban Pork Sliders
Makes 8 Sliders
- 2 lbs Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Herb Loin Filet
- 8 rolls
- 8 slices Swiss cheese
- 3 jalapenos, cut into 1/4″ slices
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place pork on a baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven for 30 – 40 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 150 degrees. Once cooked, cut into 1/4″ slices.
Meanwhile in a small pot, bring water, vinegar, sugar, and salt to boil. Add sliced jalapenos, and gently boil for 4 – 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Toast rolls, and add a thin layer of mustard on each side. Top with sliced pork, jalapenos, and swiss cheese.
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Find the Best Deals on Groceries
Did you notice the football-shaped rolls in this post? I picked them up, along with all of the ingredients for this recipe, at Walmart! I love that I can get great quality meats at my local Walmart!
MOM HACK: Have you tried Walmart’s Free Grocery Pickup? You shop and order online, then drive to the store. A friendly Walmart employee will even bring your groceries out and load them into your car. It’s amaaazing, and so convenient for parents of little ones.
A Printable Recipe
Want a printable recipe to hang on your fridge, or to share with family and friends? Here you go!
Spicy Cuban Pork Sliders
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place pork on a baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven for 30 - 40 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 150 degrees. Once cooked, cut into 1/4" slices.
Meanwhile in a small pot, bring water, vinegar, sugar, and salt to boil. Add sliced jalapenos, and gently boil for 4 - 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Toast rolls, and add a thin layer of mustard. Top with sliced pork, jalapenos, and swiss cheese.
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