Jose's Torta Ahogada (Spicy Pork Sandwich)

"Recipe courtesy Chuck Hughes"
 
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Ready In:
1hr 35mins
Ingredients:
18
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • For the spicy sauce:

  • Cook the chiles in boiling water until tender, about 20 minutes. Put in the blender with a little of the cooking water and the vinegar and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
  • For the sweet sauce:

  • Using a blender, blend the vinegar, sugar, tomatoes and garlic. Pour into a saucepan and cook until thick, about 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • For the pork tenderloin:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees Celsius Place the pork in a bowl, add the paprikas and cayenne and mix well.
  • Heat the oil in a pan over high heat. Add the pork and fry until golden brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Put the pan in the oven until a meat thermometer inserted in the center of the tenderloin reads 122 degrees F/50 degrees C for medium, about 15 minutes. Place the pork on a plate and cover with aluminum foil. Let rest for 10 minutes and slice.
  • Place the meat and onions on the rolls. Dip the sandwiches in the spicy sauce and add a ladle of the sweet sauce. Squeeze some lime juice over top.

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Affable Canadian chef Chuck Hughes is a restaurateur and television personality known for his inventive take on comfort food, which he shares on his show, Chuck's Day Off.
 
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