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[Leftover] Carnitas, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich
with green bean “fries”

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

We took the classic Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich and gave it a twist! Instead of the bacon, this "CLT" is made with crispy leftover pork carnitas.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Crispy Carnitas, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich:
  • Tomatoes, medium - 2, sliced (preferably heirloom)
  • Lettuce, romaine - 4 leaves, torn
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Slow-cooker carnitas (leftover from Monday) - ~3 cups
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
  • Sandwich bread - 8 slices
  • Mayonnaise - 3 Tbsp
Green Bean “Fries” with Cumin:
  • Green beans - 1 lb, trimmed
  • Oil, olive - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 2 tsp
  • Cumin, ground - 1/2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Green beans - Trim green beans. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Tomatoes / Lettuce - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 375F / 190C degrees.
  2. Toss green beans with olive oil, vinegar, cumin, and some salt and pepper. Spread out on a sheet pan. Roast until tender, 20 to 25 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through cooking.
  3. When green beans are about halfway done roasting, heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then pork. Cook without stirring until dark golden brown on the bottom. Stir and continue cooking until pork is crisp and golden brown in spots. Squeeze lemon juice over pork and season with some salt and pepper.
  4. Toast bread and spread with mayonnaise. Fill with carnitas, tomatoes, and lettuce. Serve with green beans on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (14)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (8)

14 reviews

Sandwich was great but my green beans shriveled up and didn't do well in the oven for some reason. I wish I had pan cooked them with some garlic and olive oil.

By: Karen
Posted: Jun 26, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very tasty use for the leftover pork and loved the crispy pork with the Miracle Whip, tomatoes, and spinach that I used. I can't speak to the green beans though as I didn't make them.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Jun 12, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Super simple and quick. Great use of leftovers as a completely different meal. Even quickened it by using steam fresh bag of green beans.

By: Cara
Posted: Jun 11, 2020
Diet: Original
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Made the vegetarian version, and doubled everything except the onions, and it was super tasty!! Did a red pepper tomato soup and salad with it, and had it on french sliced bread, and it was really good. Great as a leftover, I would eat this in place of tuna any day, and I love tuna. Kids would not eat it, oh well.

By: Kristine
Posted: Jun 11, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Kids loved this. Fast and easy!

By: Markell
Posted: Jun 09, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Loved this soup!

By: Allison
Posted: Jun 06, 2020
Diet: Paleo
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