Pork cutlets, sprinkled with a little bit of spice and grilled, make for a super quick sandwich. While I've seasoned them with a little bit of storebought garam masala, a sweet and spicy mix, you could certainly use any spices or herbs you prefer. This works equally as well with chicken or, if you just don't feel like cooking, use ham or smoked turkey and simply put the pineapple on the sandwich as is.
Grilled Pork Sandwich with Pineapple and Cheddar
Makes 2 sandwiches
2 tablespoons mayo
3/4 teaspoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1 can (8 ounces) pineapple rings packed in juice, drained
1 teaspoon olive oil plus more for grill pan
3/4 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 boneless rib pork chops, about 4 ounces each pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
2 ounces sliced aged Cheddar cheese
8 bread-and-butter pickle slices
2 soft rolls, split
1. In a small bowl, combine the mayo, lime juice, and chile powder. Cut the pineapple rings in half, place in another small bowl and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon oil. Season with salt and pepper.
2. In a small bowl, combine garam masala and sugar. Season pork with salt and pepper and sprinkle the garam masala-sugar mixture over pork. Heat a grill pan over medium and brush with oil. When the pan is hot but not smoking, add the pork and cook until grill marks appear and the pork is cooked through, flipping it over once, about 3 minutes total. Place pineapple on grill and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until grill marks appear. Brush the cut sides of the rolls with the mayo, top with the pork, cheese, pineapple, and pickle slices.
3. Cut in half and serve.