The Italian Chopped Grinder Hoagie is a viral sensation and is taking TikTok by storm! This sub is bursting with Italian flavors. Prepared with a medley of chopped deli meats, cheese, peppers and so much more; this sandwich is not just a treat for your taste buds, but also visually appealing. Plus, it’s incredibly customizable, allowing you to tailor the ingredients to your unique preferences. In as little as 10 minutes, you can have this delicious deli sandwich ready for lunch, dinner, picnics, tailgating or game day!
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS GRINDER HOAGIE
Flavorful: This Chopped Grinder Sandwich is bursting with flavor from the rich, savory taste of Italian deli meats, the zesty kick of banana peppers, pepperoncini, and mayo submarine dressing.
Customizability and Endless Creativity: This hoagie recipe is incredibly versatile, allowing you to tailor it precisely to your preferences. Whether you prefer more cheese, extra spice, or a heap of veggies; you have all of the creative freedom to prepare this submarine sandwich, just the way you like.
Quick and Easy: Perfect for busy individuals, this recipe is quick and straightforward to prepare. It’s an ideal choice for a satisfying meal without spending hours in the kitchen.
Viral Recipe: For those who enjoy trying trendy, viral recipes, this Italian Chopped Grinder Hoagie has gained popularity on social media platforms like TikTok, for a reason.
Tailgating and Game Day: Whether you’re hosting a tailgate party, a game night with friends or a picnic in the park, this Italian grinder sandwich fits right in.
Leftovers: This grinder sandwich often tastes even better the next day as the flavors meld together, providing for a tasty lunch option.
Healthier Choices: By choosing whole grain or gluten-free bread, lean deli meats, and adding plenty of fresh veggies, this recipe can be customized to fit into a healthier eating plan.
Satisfying and Filling: Packed with protein from deli meats and cheese, this sandwich is not only delicious but also quite filling. It’s a satisfying choice for those looking for a hearty, satisfying meal.
INGREDIENTS TO MAKE A CHOPPED GRINDER SANDWICH
The beauty of this Chopped Grinder Sandwich recipe lies in its limitless customizability. The easy-to-follow recipe allows you to tailor the combination of deli meats, dressing, crisp vegetables and cheeses, to match your likes and cravings.
Feel free to mix and match these alternatives chopped hoagie ingredients according to your dietary requirements and flavor preferences:
- Hoagie Rolls:
- Ciabatta bread
- Whole wheat rolls
- Gluten-free bread for a gluten-free option
- Deli Meats:
- Turkey slices
- Roast beef slices
- Chicken breast slices
- Vegetarian or vegan deli slices for a meatless alternative
- Provolone Cheese:
- Swiss cheese
- Cheddar cheese
- Mozzarella cheese
- Dairy-free cheese for a vegan or lactose-free option
- Shredded Lettuce:
- Baby spinach leaves
- Mixed greens
- Shredded kale
- Red Onion:
- White or yellow onion
- Green onions (scallions)
- Banana Peppers:
- Cherry peppers
- Anaheim peppers
- Roasted red peppers
- Mild green chilies
- Cubanelle peppers
- Sliced jalapenos
- Pickled green beans
- Greek yogurt for a healthier alternative
- Avocado mayo
- Vegan mayo made from plant-based oils
- Submarine Dressing:
- Italian dressing
- Balsamic vinaigrette
- Pesto sauce
- Honey mustard dressing
- Herbs and Spices:
- Fresh basil leaves
- Fresh parsley, chopped
- Dried thyme
- Smoked paprika for a unique flavor twist
HOW TO MAKE AN ITALIAN CHOPPED GRINDER HOAGIE
A grinder, sub, hoagie, or hero, is a type of sandwich that typically consists of a long roll or baguette filled with a variety of meats, cheeses, vegetables, condiments, and dressings.
The name “grinder” is believed to have originated in the East Coast of the United States, particularly in the New England region.
- Prepare the Vegetables and Dressing: In a large bowl, combine shredded lettuce, minced red onion, banana peppers, pepperoncinis, mayo, red wine vinegar, submarine dressing, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix these ingredients thoroughly until they form a zesty dressing base.
- Chop and Mix the Meats and Cheese: Dice the hard salami, soppresata, mortadella, ham, capicola, and provolone cheese into bite-sized pieces. Add them to the bowl with the dressing mix.
- Blend and Adjust: Gently toss the meats and cheese with the dressing mix, ensuring an even coating. Taste and adjust the amount of mayo or dressing according to your preference for a perfect balance of flavors.
- Assemble Your Chopped Grinder Sandwich: Slice the hoagie rolls horizontally and fill them generously with the flavorful chopped meat and cheese mix.
- Customize: What makes this recipe truly exciting is its customizability! Feel free to add your favorite ingredients such as olives, tomatoes, or even a drizzle of hot sauce to elevate the flavors and make it your own chopped grinder sandwich.
HOW TO SERVE AND STORE
What to Pair This Sandwich With: This hearty sub sandwich can definitely be enjoyed alone. However, feel free to pair with a side of crispy fries, potato chips, or a cup of soup. Serving size for this recipe is 1/2 grinder.
If you find yourself with leftovers, store the hoagie filling separate from the roll. Add the sandwich filling to an airtight container and place in the fridge for up to 2 days. Freezing is NOT recommended.
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