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Italian Hoagie Pulled Pork Subs

Stupendously juicy, ridiculously easy, and sinfully delicious pulled pork in a hot and cheesy, Italian hoagie-inspired sub sandwich.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, pulled pork, sub
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 10 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Erica

Ingredients

For the pulled pork:

  • 3-4 lb Boston butt pork roast
  • kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups whole peperoncini peppers sliced into rings and stems discarded
  • 1 Tbs hot hoagie spread see Notes
  • 1 Tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 large white onion cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 cup julienne sun-dried tomatoes in oil

For the subs:

  • 4 fresh sub rolls sliced but not all the way through
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese
  • banana pepper rings see Notes
  • 8 slices provolone cheese

Instructions

For the pulled pork:

  1. In the morning, season the pork roast with salt and pepper and put in the slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients for the pulled pork, set the cooker to low, and let it go 8 to 10 hours.

For the subs:

  1. Heat the oven broiler to high.
  2. On a rimmed bake sheet, lay out the sub rolls cut side up. Layer in each roll: 2 slices mozzarella, pulled peperoncini pork, and 2 slices provolone. Put under the broiler for a couple minutes just until cheese is melty and lightly golden around the edges. Yields 4 servings.

Recipe Notes

Hoagie spread is found with the condiments in the grocery store. Mine is the same brand as the peppers and assorted olives, relishes, and such. It is really spicy and I have kids, so I only added 1 tablespoon (and they LOVED these subs). BUT if it were just adults, I would add 2 tablespoons HUZZAH.

So I cooked the pork with peperoncini but used banana pepper rings at the end? Well, I had a jar of already sliced banana pepper rings, and since I made this on a weeknight, it was just easier to do that at that point. And I was out of peperoncini peppers anyway by then. Peperoncini and banana peppers are very close in flavor, so just do what you like ....either/or.