Pork and Melted Cheese Hoagies

Your whole family will be crazy for these:  Pork and Melted Cheese Hoagies

Pork and Melted Cheese Hoagies Recipe

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 for dinner the other night and the boys in my house gave them the major two-thumbs-up.  

Smithfield Garlic and Herb

Here’s what you’ll use for the pork in this recipe: Smithfield‘s Garlic & Herb Pork Sirloin.  Because it is already marinated, you won’t have to add any spices to the meal.  The garlic and herbs give the pork a good amount of flavor that comes through in the sandwich.

Smithfield Pork

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.

Pork and Melted Cheese for Hoagies

The pork is quickly sauteed and then mixed with the cheese… to create a wonderful filling for your sandwiches.

Pork and Melted Cheese Hoagies Recipe - RecipeGirl

My son wanted his sandwich plain.  My husband and I preferred to stuff ours with plenty of sauteed peppers and onions.

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We all loved trying the pork in place of beef for once.  And you can get these on the table for dinner in just 30 minutes.  These are seriously the best hoagies ever!

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Pork and Melted Cheese Hoagies

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Prep Time:30 minutes

Cook Time:25 minutes

  • olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and sliced thinly
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and sliced thinly
  • 1 Smithfield Garlic & Herb Pork Sirloin (about 23 ounces)
  • 4 French rolls, opened up and spread with butter
  • 8 slices white American cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Swirl in a bit of oil and add the onion and bell peppers.  Sauté until the peppers are softened and the onions are golden- 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, Cut the sirloin into 1-inch pieces.  Use a sharp knife to cut thin slices off each piece.
  4. Place rolls 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.
  5. Heat a second skillet over medium-high heat.  Swirl in a bit 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.
  6. Assemble the sandwiches:  Divide the pork and cheese mixture between the four toasted rolls.  Top with onion and peppers.  Eat!
SOURCE:  RecipeGirl.com

Here are a few more hoagie recipes you might enjoy:

Disclosure:  This post has been written in partnership with Smithfield to share some of their pork products in conjunction with their Real Flavor, Real Fast program.  This is a product that I know and use in my kitchen.  All opinions shared are my own.

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  • Laura @ Laura’s Culinary Adventures wrote:

    What a delicious looking hoagie! I think I’d prefer mine with onions and peppers too!

  • Jessica – The Novice Chef wrote:

    These look so good and cheesy! I know my husband would be all over this for dinner!

  • Michelle | A Latte Food wrote:

    This hoagie looks so delish! I don’t think I would ever get tired of this recipe!

  • Jenny Flake wrote:

    Hoagie perfection!!  Great weeknight dinner idea!!

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl’s dabbles wrote:

    Cheesy hoagies are such a fun comfort food. Love these with the easy seasoned pork!

  • Sabrina wrote:

    This looks like a delicious sandwich! My husband would love this!

  • Naomi wrote:

    I’ve got to make these for Matt and the boys!

  • Matt wrote:

    My boys would go crazy for these!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet wrote:

    Big YES to this idea! I’ll always take pork over any other meat!

  • Michelle @ The Complete Savorist wrote:

    I also enjoy a good Philly cheese steak sandwich. I like the idea of using pork for the protein. Your pictures make me want to have a cheesesteak right now. 

  • Andi @ The Weary Chef wrote:

    I love Smithfield! These hoagies look awesome! I have to make these soon!

  • Paula – bell’alimento wrote:

    Can’t go wrong with a melted hoagie! All that pork! Yes please.

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl wrote:

    This couldn’t be any easier or more delicious!! I love easy dinner ideas like this!

  • Kate | HappyForks.com wrote:

    I always thought pork was counted as a red meat. It seems to be correct taking into consideration nutritional properties of pork, however a common definition classifies it as a white meat as often.

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Aw yes, well… I suppose it’s red before cooking.  I meant that I get tired of eating beef- which is typically referred to as red meat.  Pork is a nice alternative!