Heroes, Hoagies and Subs Recipes

Heroes, hoagies, subs, and grinders - whatever you call your big, delicious submarine sandwiches, you'll find top-rated recipes here for them all.

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Sausage Grinder

Rating: 5 stars
4
Cook up a pan of Italian sausages and layer them in hoagie rolls with hot peppers, onions, and cheese for a hearty and satisfying meal.

Roasted Pork Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwich)

Rating: 4.84 stars
32
I'll never forget my first real bánh mì. I remember thinking to myself, this isn't just one of the best sandwiches I've ever had to eat, but one of the best things, period. Not only do we get amazing contrasts in flavor and texture, but also the temperature difference between the crisp, warm, meat-filled roll, and cool, crunchy vegetables makes this so much fun to eat.

Italian Subs - Restaurant Style

Rating: 4.72 stars
145
This is a classic Italian sub sandwich with three kinds of meat and provolone cheese. The kind you get in a mom and pop pizza joint. You'll be glad you tried it!

Roast Beef Subs with Balsamic Onions and Brie Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This recipe was originally an appetizer I offered in a downtown Boston bistro, but when I saw the mass appeal for it, I quickly remade it as a main dish. It remains one of my most popular sandwich dishes to this day. It is surprisingly simple and quick to make.

Catfish Po Boy

Rating: 4.55 stars
11
Crispy fried catfish is piled into hoagie rolls and topped with tangy coleslaw for this authentic Po Boy sandwich.

Muffuletta Sandwich

Rating: 4.62 stars
71
My Italian family loves this recipe! A crusty loaf of Italian bread is cut in half, and layered with olives, and various meats and cheeses.

Toasted Cuban Sandwich

Rating: 4.35 stars
17
This Cuban sandwich is piled high with ham, roast pork loin, Swiss cheese, and dill pickles, then toasted to warm and crunchy perfection.

Meatball Grinder

Rating: 3.8 stars
5
Meatball grinders are perfect for game day. Tender meatballs are simmered in marinara sauce, then loaded into hoagie rolls and topped with mozzarella cheese.

Easy French Dip Sandwiches

Rating: 4.64 stars
1056
A quick and easy sandwich that the whole family will love.

Slow Cooker Sausage with Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars
597
A warm easy meal made even easier in the slow cooker. These sausages may be served in sandwiches, or over rice.

Roasted Pork Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwich)

Rating: 4.84 stars
32
I'll never forget my first real bánh mì. I remember thinking to myself, this isn't just one of the best sandwiches I've ever had to eat, but one of the best things, period. Not only do we get amazing contrasts in flavor and texture, but also the temperature difference between the crisp, warm, meat-filled roll, and cool, crunchy vegetables makes this so much fun to eat.

Real N'awlins Muffuletta

Rating: 4.74 stars
220
These gigantic sandwiches were invented a century ago at Sicilian Deli here in New Orleans. The spicy, tangy olive salad is what really sets this meat and cheese sandwich apart. A genuine muffuletta should be made on oven-fresh Italian bread topped with sesame seeds. Be sure and use the highest-quality ingredients available; it really makes a difference! Since you're going to all the trouble of making the olive salad, consider doubling the recipe so you'll have some extra waiting around for when you get another muffuletta craving -- it keeps for at least a month! Note: Use round bread loaves for real muffuletta.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Joanne's Super Hero Sandwich
Rating: Unrated
124
Sliced turkey, ham, salami, cheese, and vegetables are layered in a loaf of bread, wrapped tightly, and refrigerated overnight for this family-sized sandwich.
Fabulous Zucchini Grinders
Rating: Unrated
566
"Very good. My 'meat eater' daughter loved it. Quick and easy! Took leftovers for lunch the next day." – clays01

Festival-Style Grilled Italian Sausage Sandwiches

Rating: 4.77 stars
56

These delicious grilled sausage sandwiches are my attempt to duplicate the ones I ate when I was growing up and attended Italian street festivals in the North End of Boston. They come together really quickly, and make a great summer lunch. Choose hot or mild sausages as you prefer.