Roast Pork Sandwiches With Apple Butter and Caramelized Onions Recipe
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2 large onions, halved and thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
1/4 t. dried thyme leaves
2 T. balsamic vinegar
1/4 C. apple butter
1/4 C. Dijon mustard
12 oz. (about 6 thick slices) deli roast pork*
4 oz. (about 6 thin slices) Swiss or Muenster cheese
1 loaf (10-ounce weight,
16-inch length) soft white Italian bread
Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and thyme;
cook, stirring frequently, until onions are dark golden brown, 13 to 15 minutes.
Add vinegar; let simmer to reduce slightly, then remove from heat. Set aside to
Mix apple butter and mustard in a small bowl.
Halve the bread lengthwise and pinch crumb, about 1 inch deep, from each half,
leaving a 1/2-inch border of crumb. Spread mustard mixture over each bread
trough, then arrange 3 slices of pork on each half. Spoon the caramelized onions
over the pork in both troughs, then top each with three slices of cheese. Place
top half over bottom half. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Can be held at room
temperature 3 to 4 hours.
Cut into 6 portions and serve.
*You may substitute a pork tenderloin, roasted and sliced thin. The meat shrinks
as it roasts; for 12 ounces of cooked meat, roast a 16-ounce tenderloin.