Mini Lemon Pork Sandwiches Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 75 MINUTES

1 ratings
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  • 3 (11 oz) packages frozen dinner rolls
  • 2 1/2 lbs pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus 1/8 teaspoon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 3 to 3 cloves garlic, minced and divided
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh tarragon, chopped


Thaw rolls according to package directions.


Rinse tenderloin and pat dry. Combine oil, 1/4 cup lemon juice, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, red pepper and 1-2 cloves minced garlic in a large zip-top freezer bag or shallow dish: add tenderloins and seal or cover, and chill at least 4 hours. Remove pork from marinade, discarding marinade.


Place pork on rack of broiler pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake pork at 400°F for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a thermometer registers 160°F. Let stand 15 minutes.


Reduce oven heat to 350°F. Place rolls in oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden.


Cut pork into 1/4-inch thick slices; serve with dinner rolls and Lemon Tarragon Mayonnaise.


Lemon Tarragon Mayonnaise:


Combine mayonnaise, 1 clove garlic, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, tarragon and 1/8 teaspoon salt.. Chill.

Mini Lemon Pork Sandwiches


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1 Review

Kelly 12/8/2014
These sandwiches

These sandwiches are unbelievably good!!!! I can't recommend them enough... for appetizers at parties, or as a main meal, as my family has all the time!! We enjoy two or three (or 5 if you're my husband), with a bowl of soup. Paula, you hit it out of the park on this one!!

**I use at least three full sprigs of fresh tarragon though, in the sauce. We love tarragon!**

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