Jen’s Cuban Stacks with Melon

Garlic and Herb Pork Tenderloin is one of my favorite back-pocket recipes. It only takes a few minutes to get it into the oven or grill, and then it cooks really quickly. It’s fabulous for stress-free entertaining or just a regular Monday. It’s really lean meat, lickably delicious, super fragrant, and couldn’t be easier. I got it into the oven post-workout, and let the oven do the work while I showered. Lunch was ready when I was! I made two of them. We had the first for lunch with garlic and dill roasted carrots, and saved the other for lunch the next day. I’ll show you what I did with it!

Here’s my tenderloin recipe. Jen’s Grilled Garlickly Herb Pork Tenderloin with Fennel and Orange Salad


Jen’s Cuban Stacks with Melon

This is my wonderfully inauthentic breadless Cuban sandwich.

Slice the roast tenderloin thinly and arrange 4 little stacks on a baking sheet.

Top each with:
1 slice ham
1 slice Swiss cheese
Pop into a 350 degree oven to warm through and melt the cheese.

Top with:
mustard
dill pickle slices

Serve with fresh melon. Yeah, it’s that easy. Hug me later!


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Best sheet pan

Same sheet pan with a cooling rack/roasting rack insert. Ooooo!

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20 magnetic spice tins

12″ x 24″ magnetic base

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Wusthof WU4176 Classic Ikon 7-Inch Santoku, Hollow Edge, Black