Hoagies and grinders. Hoagies and grinders. Navy beans. Navy beans. Meatloaf Sandwich. SLOPPY JOES SLOP-SLOPPY JOES!!
This deconstructed version of one serious hoagie is one that will make your taste buds sing. It’s packing a little heat and a lot of yum. Take the leftovers, place them on a hoagie, Panini those little suckers, and enjoy!
Why are things better in dip form? Now that is a life question I’d like the answer to!
And no your eyes do not deceive you, this is a Touchdown Thursday post on Saturday. Many apologies, I spent pretty much the entirety of my week in bed, and managed to emerge from the pile of tissues to throw this dish and post together.
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup banana peppers, finely chopped
1/2 cup Romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup pepperoni, (I used Hormel pepperoni minis)
1/4 lb sliced Genoa salami
1/4 lb sliced ham
1/4 lb sliced turkey
1/4 lb sliced provolone cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon spicy mustard
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 round loaf of Italian Bread
4 hoagie rolls cut into pieces, and/or chips (I used Tostitos Artisan Roasted Garlic & Black Bean)
Dice the meats and cheese. Combine onion, peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, meats and cheeses in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, olive oil, mustard, vinegar, basil, oregano and red pepper. Pour over the meat and veggie mixture and combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Carve out the center of the Italian loaf to make a bowl. Cut the scraps into bite-sized pieces, and add the additional hoagie rolls into slices. Serve with chips if desired.