Pork Tenderloin Bahn Mi Torta

Posted on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023 in barbecue, BBQ Tips & Tricks, Blog, main dish, quick & easy

Mexican-inspired Bahn Mi Torta

Create this masterpiece with Pork Tenderloin seasoned with Sweet Money Rub and Jallelujah Salt cooked on the BPS Drum Smoked. Topped it with pickled onions, cucumbers, jalapenos, queso fresco, crema, homemade salsa, and cilantro. It’s the explosion of flavors that will keep you wanting more.

Pork Tenderloin Bahn Mi Torta

Course: Main Course   Cuisine: Mexican Inspired with a Twist!    Prep Time: 20-30min   Cook Time: 45-60min   Servings: 4-6


4 Pork Tenderloins

6 Torta buns, or similar

Big Poppa’s Sweet Money Championship Rub

Big Poppa’s Jallelujah Jalapeño Seasoning Salt

Butter, melted (for toasting buns)

1-3 ea Avocado, sliced

1 bunch Cilantro, chopped

1 jar Mexican Crema

For the quick-pickled veggie topping:

1 Cucumber, sliced

1 Red Onion, sliced

2 Jalapeños, sliced

2 bottles Rice Wine Vinegar (10oz bottle)

1 – 32oz jar w/lid


Preheat smoker to 275°F

Remove tenderloins from packaging, trim excess fat as needed.

Season liberally with Sweet Money and Jallelujah Jalapeño Salt (to taste). Press into the meat.

Let salt/seasoning “melt” into the meat, around 5-10min.

Prep quick pickled veggies: put 1 bottle of in a mason jar, add cucumbers and red onion, season with Jallelujah Jalapeño Salt, then top with fresh jalapeños and the 2nd bottle of rice wine vinegar. Seal and shake to incorporate. Set aside in the fridge.

Place tenderloin on the smoker, after 15 minutes, flip over and cook until an internal temp of 140-145°F is reached (around 30-45min). Pull from smoker once desired internal temp is reached.

Rest the meat for 5 min before slicing into thin medallions.

While meat is resting, toast buns on the grill with w/melted butter.

Slice meat and assemble sandwich – crema on the bottom bun, layer slices of meat, then pickled veggies, cilantro, and crema drizzled on top. Add more sliced/fresh jalapeños if you want more heat. Serve/eat immediately!


If you want the flavor of fresh jalapeños but not the heat, be sure to remove the seeds and the white membrane when slicing.


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