Barbecue Pork Sandwiches with Cabbage Slaw Recipe | PBS Food

Barbecue Pork Sandwiches with Cabbage Slaw


Prep time: 25 Minutes

Total time: 50 Minutes

Yield: Serves 4

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  • Quick BBQ Sauce
  • 2 pork tenderloins 12 to 16 ounces each
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons light-brown sugar
  • 5 cups finely shredded green cabbage (half a 2-pound cabbage)
  • 4 potato rolls or other soft sandwich rolls


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Divide Quick BBQ Sauce between two bowls. Use one for basting the raw meat; reserve the other for serving with sandwiches.
  2. Place pork on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Brush generously with sauce. Roast, basting occasionally with sauce, until an instant-read thermometer registers 150 degrees, 18 to 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make slaw: In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, and brown sugar until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Mix in cabbage.
  4. Thinly slice pork; serve on rolls, accompanied by slaw and reserved sauce.
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