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Garlic and Five Spice Pork Chop Sandwiches

4 Servings

30 minutes

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We got the idea for these tasty sandwiches from the Macanese street food called “pork chop bun.” We use boneless thin-cut pork chops (look for ones about ½ inch thick), pound them even thinner and give them a quick marinade in bottled teriyaki sauce boosted with garlic and five-spice powder. A broiler makes quick work of cooking the pork. For added flavor and richness, butter the cut sides of the buns before toasting. And if you like, tuck lettuce leaves, pickled red onions or pickled jalapeños into the sandwiches for serving.



30 minutes


  • ¼

    cup teriyaki sauce

  • 6

    medium garlic cloves, finely grated

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Katie L.
June 12, 2023
Good but under-sauced.
We found this recipe to be good but a bit dry because in the end it was lacking in sauce. The pork cooked up very tender and was easy to eat on the bun (which I was concerned about). Going forward I would prepare extra sauce, thicken with cornstarch, and add to the sandwich along with the mayo.
Keith A.

This was shockingly quick and easy. Best part, supermarket already has the pork sliced thin enough if you buy the "thin sliced." The meat was tender enough to eat on a toasted bun, too, which was a concerned. I completely forgot about the garlic, but it tasted really well, regardless. I ate it which some sauteed mushrooms and onions that I deglazed with mirin. It went very well with the five spice, so mayo was not needed. Definitely worth keeping this recipe in your back pocket for a quick meal.