Grilled Schweinefilet Sandwich

Schweine is a pig or like in today's post refers to a pork fillet or loin. What makes Schweine so timely is the upcoming Super Bowl XLVI which is taking place in Indiana, February 5th. And, one of the largest food staples produced in Indiana is pork. So much so that Indiana pork industry produces more than $4 billion annually to the Hoosier's economy. So there is no doubt gameday parties all over Indiana will contain Schweine on the grill. My sandwich recipe pays homage to my all my Hoosier friends, so this is what will be on my grill for Super Bowl XLVI. I will also slow cook my dry rub ribs too, but since they take a while my Schweinefilet Sandwich will be good to munch on while we wait!

My Dry Rub Ribs Recipe

Proud Hoosier Agriculture:

- 94% of Indiana's pork farms are family owned and operated.

Good to Know:

- Pork can be safely cooked to medium rare at a final internal temperature of 145 degrees F, as measured by a food thermometer, followed by a three minute rest time. NOTE: Ground pork, like all ground meats, should be cooked to 160 degrees F.

Grilled Schweinefilet Sandwich
Makes four Sandwiches | Adapted from Adventures in Grilling Cookbook by George Hirsch

1 1/2 pounds pork loin cutlets, trimmed
Juice of two lemons
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons ketchup
6 cloves caramelized garlic
2 teaspoons sweet paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon sea salt

Fresh ground pepper, to taste

Place the cutlets between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound thin with a meat pounder or the bottom of a heavy skillet.

Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, honey, ketchup, caramelized garlic, paprika, chili powder, rosemary, thyme, sea salt and pepper in a small bowl and mix well.

Add the pork cutlets and refrigerate for one hour, turning the meat occasionally.

Pre heat the grill to high. 

Remove the meat from the marinade and grill for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, basting occasionally with the remaining marinade. Remove meat from the grill and allow meat to rest 2-3 minutes. Serve on favorite breads such as chiabita, kaiser roll, baguette,  focaccia, or sliders.

Optional Fillings for Sandwich: Grilled peppers, sliced tomatoes, pickles, arugula, micro-greens, or  Top with Dill Sauce or favorite dressing.

Optional Side: Savory Slaw Recipe

For the Dill Sauce: Mix 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard, juice from one fresh lemon, 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill, 1 Tablespoon caper, 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, and fresh ground black pepper.