Pork Chop Sandwich

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This pork chop sandwich recipe is a delightfully thick and juicy meal. The pork chop is cooked to perfection in a cast-iron skillet and is paired with arugula, whole grain mustard, and a basil aioli for maximum flavor. Served on a toasted ciabatta bun or baguette – it’s absolute sandwich perfection.

Why You’ll Love this Pork Chop Sandwich

This sandwich is substantial. The pork is cooked to just done on a hot cast-iron skillet, making it succulent and very tender. The whole grain mustard gives it a nice bite, the baby arugula keeps it feeling fresh, and the basil aioli adds another level of creaminess and flavor. It comes together beautifully. After the first bite, you’ll be sighing with satisfaction.


Ingredients for this Sandwich Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need to make a pork chop sandwich.

  • 1.5 to 2 pounds boneless pork chops (about 1 to 1.5-inch thickness)
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 cups loosely packed baby arugula
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • juice from one lemon
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed basil, chopped
  • 1 large baguette or 4 ciabatta buns


How to Make this Recipe

The pork chops take a few minutes to cook, so use that time to toast your bread and assemble your aioli. Here’s how to make some delicious sandwiches.

  1. Heat a large cast-iron pan over high heat on a grill or stovetop for 5 minutes, or until it’s smoking. 
  2. Score the fat caps in three places on each pork chop, to keep them from curling while cooking. 
  3. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper across the pork chops before adding them to the pan. 
  4. Cook the pork chops for 10 to 15 minutes, flipping each minute until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. 
  5. Remove the pork chops from the pan and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing into 1/4 inch thick strips. 
  6. Meanwhile, cut bread and toast it for 2 to 3 minutes. 
  7. Combine the mayo, lemon juice, basil, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of pepper and whisk till fully combined. 
  8. Spread the mustard on the bread, top with arugula, strips of pork, and then drizzle with aioli. 
  9. Serve and enjoy. 

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Yield: 4 sandwiches

Pork Chop Sandwich

Pork Chop Sandwich

This pork chop sandwich recipe is a delightfully thick and juicy meal.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 7 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 to 2 pounds boneless pork chops
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • juice from one lemon
  • 1/4 cup basil, chopped
  • 1 large baguette

Instructions

  1. Heat a large cast-iron pan over high heat on a grill or stovetop for 5 minutes, or until it’s smoking. 
  2. Score the fat caps in three places on each pork chop, to keep them from curling while cooking. 
  3. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper across the pork chops before adding them to the pan. 
  4. Cook the pork chops for 10 to 15 minutes, flipping each minute until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. 
  5. Remove the pork chops from the pan and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing into 1/4 inch thick strips. 
  6. Meanwhile, cut bread and toast it for 2 to 3 minutes. 
  7. Combine the mayo, lemon juice, basil, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of pepper and whisk till fully combined. 
  8. Spread the mustard on the bread, top with arugula, strips of pork, and then drizzle with aioli. 
  9. Serve and enjoy. 

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 752Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 2431mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 55g

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