Pork and Pesto Picnic Bites

pork bites

Woo-hoo for BBQ season! If there”s one thing we Simmer-ers love most about the weather getting warmer, it”s the opportunity to cook outdoors all day, every day, And as much as we like to do epic BBQ experiments, this time of year the weekends are filled with so many cookouts and picnics that sometimes we just don”t have the time to get super fancy-pants for every grill session.

When I had to make something super-quick for a BBQ/picnic party after work this week, I improvised with what I had on hand and came up with this winner, which took me about 20 minutes total.

I had one of these Smithfield Seasoned Pork Tenderloins in Teriyaki Marinade (I”ve previously cooked these up in the slow cooker and in the oven) but they can actually be quick and easy too, if you just slice up casino pa natet thin pieces of the pre-seasoned pork and throw it on the grill for a few minutes on each side.  Here”s what I did:

Pork and Pesto Picnic Bites

Pork Closeup

– Slice the pork tenderloin into 1/4-inch thick slices. Place on the grill and sizzle up for about 7 minutes on each side, depending on the heat of your grill — until they are nice and golden-brown and cooked through.

– Take a package of flatbread crackers and lather each one with a healthy dollop of pesto. (You could use premade storebought pesto, or any one of our endless varieties of pesto recipes.

– Drop one or two pieces of pork down on each cracker.

Serve it up!

This sponsored post is part of Endless Simmer’s 2015 series as a Blogger Ambassador for Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork.

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