Your whole family will be crazy for these Pork and Melted Cheese Hoagies.
I’ve always loved a good Philly cheese steak sandwich, but sometimes I’ve had enough of eating red meat. I have a solution! I’ve discovered that you can use pork in place of beef and it makes a fabulous, warm hoagie. I served these pork and melted cheese hoagies for dinner the other night and the boys in my house gave them the major two-thumbs-up.
How to make Pork and Melted Cheese Hoagies:
A hoagie turns out best when you use thin slices of meat. It’s easy enough to cut the pork sirloin into thin slices because it’s so tender. Just use a good, sharp knife. The pieces of pork are lightly seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.
Then the seasoned pork is quickly sautéed and mixed with cheese to create a wonderful filling for your sandwiches.
My son likes his hoagie plain. And they’re perfectly good plain!
My husband and I prefer to stuff ours with plenty of sautéed peppers and onions.
We all loved trying the pork in place of beef for once. And you can get these pork and melted cheese hoagies on the table for dinner in just 30 minutes. These are seriously the best hoagies ever!
Here are a few more hoagie recipes you might enjoy:
- Carne Asada Cheesesteak Hoagies
- Chicken and Sausage Hoagies
- Bratwurst Hoagies with Bacon and Caramelized Onions
- Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Hoagies
Pork and Melted Cheese Hoagies
PORK AND SEASONING:
- 24 ounces boneless pork loin or pork tenderloin, trim fat, and cut into very thin, bite-sized pieces
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
REMAINING HOAGIE INGREDIENTS:
- 4 French Rolls
- 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 medium sweet onion, sliced thinly
- 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and sliced thinly
- 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and sliced thinly
- 8 slices white American cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
SEASON THE PORK:
- Place the chopped pork in a bowl. Combine the seasonings, and then sprinkle the seasonings over the pork and toss to coat. Set aside.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Swirl in tablespoon of oil and add the onion and bell peppers. Sauté until the peppers are softened and the onions are golden- 15 to 20 minutes.
- Butter the rolls and place them butter-side-up on a baking sheet. Heat in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until the rolls begin to crisp on the edges. Watch closely- you don't want them to burn!
- Heat a second skillet over medium-high heat. Swirl in a tablespoon of oil and add the pork. Cook the pork in the pan until cooked through on both sides- stirring as needed to move the pork around. Spoon the pork into a bowl. Wipe out the pan. Move the pork back into the pan and turn heat to medium. Cover the pork with the American cheese and sprinkle the Parmesan on top. Cover the pan and let the cheese melt. When all is melted, stir the pork with the cheese.
ASSEMBLE THE SANDWICHES:
- Divide the pork and cheese mixture between the four toasted rolls. Top with onion and peppers. Eat!