Oh boy. Oh boy! I get so excited looking back at these Italian loose meat hoagies. My goodness me were they ever devour-worthy. Everything about them hit the spot. I’d buy one of these hoagies in a restaurant and I’d pay good money for it without hesitation. Of course, I can make it at home without much fuss too.
The flavors in the meat mixture are the real winner in these Italian loose meat hoagies. It’s really like eating a pizza or calzone, but all on a nicely toasted hoagie roll instead. I used a nothing-fancy pizza sauce. It doesn’t have to be fancy. It just has to taste good.
I like to use my good ole trusty Dutch oven to make this soup and pretty much darned near anything like it on my stovetop. It’s nice and big and sturdy. That extra weight helps it maintain and distribute heat perfectly. As an added bonus, it’s actually pretty easy to clean up too!
My wife and I recently returned from the Pittsburgh, PA area. My wife was there for a conference, and I was there for food. Right down the street from our hotel was Pizza Bella. They made the most amazingly good Italian hoagie that as soon as we returned home I had to make hoagies. And here it is in all of its glory. Great meats, cheese, and fresh toppings, all with a fantastic dressing.
I hope I never have to decide between which is my favorite: hoagies or muffulettas. They are both fantastic sandwiches, both with a lot of Italian influence in the ingredients. One thing is for sure, though. The next time we are in the Pittsburgh area we’ll swing by Pizza Bella and grab more hoagies.
I love making grilled Big Macs here at home. Sometimes I make full-sized ones. And sometimes, I make mini-sized ones. These Big Mac slider hoagies are a take on my favorite Big Mac sliders. They’re the same great tasting sandwich, but served on hoagie buns for a little something different.
Nothing beats fresh toppings on a hot-off-the-grill beef burger, specially with a nice big dollop of special sauce. Need a little kick in your sauce? Add a few squirts of Sriracha or hot sauce. As much as I do love spicy foods, I usually keep my Big Mac Slider Hoagies ‘classic’, tasting just like the burgers you can get at the restaurant!
I recently discovered Blue Plate mayonnaise, which I think is the best around. If you can’t find it locally you can pick it up online for a fair price.