Josh's Roast Pork Sandwich

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 5 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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2 pounds boneless pork loin

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Big Daddy Seasoning, recipe follows

1/4 cup grapeseed oil

Kosher salt

1 1/2 pounds fresh broccoli rabe, cleaned and roughly chopped

2 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic

2 tablespoons red pepper flakes

4 to 6 ciabatta rolls

1 pound provolone, sliced

Cracked black pepper

Big Daddy Seasoning:

1/2 cup smokey paprika

1/4 cup granulated onion powder

1/4 cup granulated garlic powder

3 tablespoons seasoned salt

1/4 cup fresh cracked pepper

1/2 cup kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Rub pork loin with 1/2 cup Big Daddy Seasoning and allow to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. In a large cast-iron pan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil; Seer pork loin on all sides and both ends.
  3. Add pork to a roasting pan with rack and roast in oven for approximately 1 hour until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Slice pork very thin.
  4. In a large pot of boiling salted water, add broccoli rabe and blanch for 3 to 4 minutes. Strain from water and shock in a bowl of ice water to stop cooking. Drain from ice water.
  5. In a large skillet over medium heat, add remaining oil, garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook until fragrant. Add the cooked broccoli rabe. Add 2 tablespoons Big Daddy Seasoning and mix together. Remove from pan.
  6. Assemble ciabatta rolls upside down; add provolone cheese, pork and broccoli rabe. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Toast sandwiches for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

Big Daddy Seasoning:

  1. In a large bowl, mix ingredients together.;