BBQ Magic with Sandwich King Jeff Mauro and George Foreman

BBQ Magic with Sandwich King Jeff Mauro and George Foreman
Jeff Mauro's Triple Porker.

With summer just around the proverbial corner, Food Network star and Celebrity Chef, Jeff Mauro, has created the ultimate sandwich for BBQ-season, The Triple Porker with a little help from the George Foreman Rapid Series 6 Serving Grill. 

We received the Grill along with Jeff's exclusive recipe for his "Triple Pork." The "Triple Porker," "Pork"  or "Three Pigs" BBQ sandwich is served at his Pork and Mindy's restaurants--the paramount place to pig-out in Chicago.

Perhaps the ultimate ‘sangwich’--Sandwich King's slang for sandwich--features smoked pulled pork, crispy pork, Pig Candy, BBQ mayo, tempura-fried giardiniera, lettuce, and tomato on griddled brioche.

Here's Jeff at this week's Taste of Chicago preview interviewing the mayor and representing Pork and Mindy's who will be at Taste. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer

Here's Jeff at this week's Taste of Chicago preview interviewing the mayor and representing Pork and Mindy's who will be at Taste. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer

Here's the skinny on how to make this recipe at home on the George Foreman Rapid Series 6 Serving Grill. georgeforemangrill-1

The Triple Pork

Courtesy of Jeff Mauro

Makes 4-6 Large Sandwiches

Ingredients:

1 2lb Pork Tenderloin, trimmed of silver skin

1 Cup “Zesty” Mustard

½ pound honey maple ham, sliced very thin

12 slices peppered bacon, cooked the Mauro Method

8 Slices Sharp Swiss

1 Bag Pre-Shredded Slaw Kit with Dressing Included

8 Slices Thick Italian Bread

Olive Oil

Prep Work:

Place pork tenderloin in a zipper top bag with 1 cup mustard. Marinate at least 2 hours or best overnight. 

Fit George Forman Rapid Grill Series with ceramic grill plates and preheat to 400 degrees. Take pork out of marinade and dab off excess mustard sauce with a paper towel.  Season with salt and pepper and place on hot grill.  Grill for about 5 minutes a side, until caramelized on all sides and interior temperature is at 145.  Set aside to rest.  Slice tenderloin thin with a sharp knife and set aside for sandwich build. 

Sandwich Build & Cook:

  • Preheat George Foreman Rapid Grill to 350.
  • Brush one side of each slice of bread with olive oil.
  • Layer on bottom slice:
  • 1 slice of Swiss, about 4-5 thin slices of the tenderloin, about 6 slices of ham, ribboned high, 3 slices of crispy bacon.
  • Top with slaw, dash of dressing, and one more piece of cheese.  Place last slice of olive-oiled bread on top and place on grill until golden brown and cheese is melted. Cut on the bias and serve.

The "Triple Pork" is worth the time and effort and would be the perfect addition to your summer parties with the Memorial Day holiday less than two weeks away.

We found the George Foreman Rapid Series 6 Serving Grill easy to use for this recipe and tested it on several other recipes.

It's great for bacon, waffles, steak, burgers, eggs, fish--you name it. It cleans up nicely (either in the dishwasher or by hand), heats up fast, has 100 inches of cooking space, has a digital timer and temperature display and removable dishwasher safe plates.

Cook eggs on the griddle plate. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer

Cook eggs on the griddle plate. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer

We tested the recipes indoors but would see no problem bringing it outdoors, on the screen porch or a balcony where there's an electrical outlet for summer parties.

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