This sweet and saucy soy-marinated pork sandwich from Cooking Light is real treat for lunch boxes everywhere. This high-protein savory pork tenderloin filling is sandwiched between a whole grain bun, and served with shaved carrots.

Ingredients for servings


  • 1.5 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1.5 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 0.5 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 0.75 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 0.75 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 12 ounces pork tenderloin trimmed and thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil divided

  • 0.25 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • 1 cup shaved carrots

  • 0.25 cup chopped green onions

  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns 1 1/2 ounce each

  • 0.25 cup chopped cilantro leaves


  • Combine brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, red pepper, ginger, and sesame oil in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add pork to bowl; toss well to coat. Let pork mixture stand at room temperature 15 minutes.

  • Preheat broiler to high.

  • While pork marinates, combine vinegar, 1 teaspoon canola oil, and granulated sugar in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Add carrot, onions, and cilantro; toss to coat.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 teaspoon canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes or until done, turning occasionally.

  • While pork cooks, place buns on a baking sheet, cut sides up. Broil 1 minute or until lightly toasted. Top bottom halves of buns evenly with pork. Divide carrot mixture evenly among servings. Cover sandwiches with top halves of buns.

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