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Philly Pork Sandwiches

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 35 min.
Caramelized onions pair nicely with the sweet flavors of the tender pork.


  • 2 pork cube steaks (tenderized slices of boneless bottom round) cut in half, about 1-1/4 pounds total
  • 2 Tbs garlic pepper
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 4 thin slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 large sandwich buns
  • Caramelized Onions:4 cups yellow onions
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbs sugar


  • Season steaks on both sides with garlic pepper. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; melt butter and cook pork quickly, browning nicely on both sides, about 4-5 minutes on each side. Serve steaks in buns topped with some Caramelized Onions and slice of cheese.
  • Caramelized Onions:Thinly slice 4 cups yellow onions; heat two teaspoons each butter and olive oil in large skillet; add onions and one tablespoon sugar and cook slowly over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are a rich golden brown, about 25 minutes. Onions can be made ahead of time, covered and refrigerated for 2-3 days. Reheat in microwave or reheat gently in skillet.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Nutrition Facts

Calories 608
  Calories from Fat 280 (46%)
(48%)Total Fat 31g
(64%)Saturated Fat 13g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
(40%)Cholesterol 121mg
(142%)Sodium 3400mg
(22%)Potassium 754mg
Total Carbohydrate 43g
(19%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 13g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(76%)Protein 38g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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