Gold Medialon Sliders

Posted by francis keyser Friday, January 31, 2014
Taste Level: VGR
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 10-15 min.
Cook Time: 15-20 min.
Difficulty: 1

I was in a mood for sliders months back while Zo was still in town and really had new ideas (new idea incoming in a later post) so I dipped into recipes of mine I really liked and thought man those "Gold Medal Grilled Pork Tenderloin Medallions" were fan freaking tastic, they would make an awesome slider!  And they did! 

Who knew if you took something good and added bread it would still be great... OK, so everyone but still they were a hit and I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:
Tenderloin Sliders
1 2 lb pork tenderloin
pepper jack or habanero jack cheese slices
Hawaiian Sweet buns sliced in half
Jack Daniel's Honey Dijon 
mayonnaise
ketchup
mesquite BBQ chips

Rub
1 tbsp Jack Daniel's Honey Dijon (I've also mixed 1 tsp honey with 2 tsp Dijon mustard)
1 tsp essence
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp fresh crack pepper
1 tbsp olive oil

Sauce
3 tbsp sweet European butter
2 tbsp green onion
3 tbsp water
1 tbsp Jack Daniels honey Dijon mustard
2 tsp fresh Italian parsley (diced)
2 pinches of lemon pepper
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp fresh lemon zest

Preheat grill to medium high heat and add mesquite chips to coals or smoker box.

Rub
Stir together rub in small bowl using a spoon. Slice tenderloin into 8-10 even rounds and pound with a meat hammer till you have 1-4-1/2 inch thick medallions. Rub about 1/4 tsp of rub into each of the tenderloin medallions and then let sit for 5-10 minutes (refrigerate over night for an even better flavor.)

Sauce
While tenderloins are marinating in rub, melt butter over medium heat in a medium skillet. Add green onions and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes. Whisk in water and mustard then cook down till about 1/2 of original volume. Whisk in lemon juice, parsley, lemon pepper and salt, cook for 2-3 minutes and then turn heat down to low. Keep sauce warm.

Tenderloin
Place medallions on lower grill grate and sear for 1 minute. Flip medallions and sear the opposite sides for an additional 1 minute. Move medallions to medium grate and cook 4-5 minutes. Flip all medallions and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes or until done. (If medallions are looking dry do not be afraid to drizzle them with a little bit of the sauce to moisten them up.)

Remove medallions from grill, place slices of cheese over them and let set for 5 minutes. Drizzle sauce over them and fashion your sliders as desired. Enjoy

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