This post is sponsored by Ohio Pork Farmers although all opinions are my own.
This Simple Pork Banh Mi Burritos recipe is made with cilantro lime rice, cilantro, carrots, cucumber, jalapeno, and deliciously grilled pork tenderloin!
You can make these Pork Banh Mi Burritos and enjoy them for lunch or dinner and they are perfect for meal prep.
I have an appreciation for all types of food. If it is good (to me) I love it; if it isn’t moving on my plate, I’ll try it; and if the smell isn’t obnoxious I might have seconds. I am not afraid to try anything new or a dish that is made where its origin is not of America. In fact, I go through spells throughout the year where I don’t want anything that screams Americana. I want something that is different and unique. I love to play with different flavor profiles and textures to see what else is out there. Although I appreciate trying new food and flavors, I am quite simple. For instance, I love a good ole sandwich. So with my love of different flavors and appreciation for the simple things in life, it makes sense that I would love Pork Banh Mi sandwiches.
More about Pork Banh Mi sandwiches
Pork Banh Mi sandwiches are a delicious Vietnamese sandwich with a French flair. This sandwich is filled with juicy pork, cilantro, cucumber, pickled carrots, and radishes. It’s served on a warm and crisp French baguette. These sandwiches are also addicting too! Typically, the sandwiches are served with mayo, pate, or Sriracha. Instead of making a Pork Banh Mi Sandwich, I decided to make a Pork Banh Mi Burrito. My Simple Pork Banh Mi Burritos have all the flavors and deliciousness of a traditional sandwich, but with rice and a wrap.
How to make these Burritos
To get the most out your pork, it is important to get as much flavor packed into the pork as much as you can. Luckily with the rest of the flavors in this burrito, you don’t have to do much if you are looking for a quick fix. I season the pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides, heated a very hot heavy duty skillet (cast iron skillet), and seared on both sides for 3-5 minutes. Okay, that is what I did with the pork.
I did a quick pickle of some shredded carrots and radishes to go inside my burrito. This was my first time pickling and I am so happy I did! I love pickled veggies on sandwiches. They are such a good palate cleanser. I also made some cilantro lime rice. You can definitely use white or brown rice if you want. I wanted something with a little more punch and I love Zatarain’s Cilantro Lime rice, so that is what I used to add to my burrito.
This Simple Pork Banh Mi Burrito is great for meal prep as well. My husband gets in late at night from work so if I make a dish that I want to put on the blog, I typically pack it up for him to take to work or try the next day and this burrito packs very well if you are into meal prepping.
As you can see in this recipe, pork can be used for a plethora of purposes in a recipe. It can make you love bacon, or be an excellent source of protein and can be used as apart of any clean diet. This burrito is relatively healthy, but it will still satisfy your hunger.