Italian Pork Grinder

by jerseygirl on January 11, 2010 · 35 comments

It’s been busy, busy, busy so this post is long overdue. On New Year’s Day I always make pork. This year I made it in the crockpot so my daughter and I could go shopping while the main course cooked itself. I made Crockpot Porchetta but changed around the herbs and seasoning to what I had on hand. I then turned dinner into some fabulous sandwiches that my husband could eat while watching football. These were not neat handheld sandwiches. They were “get your extra napkin, knife and fork and watch the juice drip down your chin” type of sandwiches. Once the pork is cooked, they are pretty easy to make. Below is not actually a recipe but just the way I made them. Feel free to add some sauteed spinach or broccoli rabe and adjust the amounts of ingredients to your liking. They are easy to eat as long as you open wide!

The holidays are over, the decorations are put away and it is that time of year……………………………………………TO EAT HEALTHY AND EXERCISE! So stay tuned for some healthy recipes. I am jumping on the bandwagon with all the other bloggers!

Italian Pork Grinder

4 Italian hoagie rolls
1 to 1 1/2 lbs shredded pork with juice from crockpot
1 jar roasted red peppers
sharp provolone cheese

Split open the rolls and toast lightly. Spoon some juice on each roll then fill with pork and top with peppers and provolone cheese. Broil for a minute or two in the oven so cheese melts. Serve while hot.

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Ciao Chow Linda January 12, 2010 at 1:18 pm

It looks so good and is a great way to stretch a pork roast. I actually made a similar sandwich a few days ago, and wish I hand one in my hands right now.

Mary January 12, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Lisa, these really sound incredible. Not only tasty but easy to do.

kat January 12, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Oh love the additions to the sandwich!

Jen_from_NJ January 12, 2010 at 5:34 pm

I love to make Italian pork sandwiches with broccoli rabe. I love roasted peppers so I will give your version a try. Looks delicious!

The Food Hunter January 12, 2010 at 6:55 pm

I've been craving a good pork sandwich. This one looks great. The messier the better.

teresa January 12, 2010 at 7:14 pm

now THAT is my kind of sandwich!

Donna-FFW January 12, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Roasted red peppers and provolone with the pork, oh yes, you are speaking my language big time.. looks fantastic.

ChefDruck January 13, 2010 at 12:37 am

I've been loving my crock pot lately. This looks like a great sandwich to say goodbye to holiday over eating with!

Julie January 13, 2010 at 12:52 am

My husband would love this with every fiber of his being! I'd probably like it quite a bit too 🙂

Talita January 13, 2010 at 7:44 am

Yuummm! I love pork. This sandwich looks delicious!

Lea Ann January 13, 2010 at 8:39 am

This sandwich looks very yum. Thanks for sharing.

Adam January 13, 2010 at 9:31 am

Roasted reds with the pork? Cool idea. You're too nice to make some great football food. Lets go playoffs… and Jets 🙂

Katrina January 13, 2010 at 12:51 pm

That looks so good. My husband would really love it!

Juliana January 13, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Lisa, this sandwich looks absolutely yummie, like the idea of adding the peppers…by the way the extra napkins it what make a sandwich taste yummier 🙂

The Japanese Redneck January 13, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Looks good. Love the drip down the chin description.

Dawn January 13, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Now I want a cheese steak! LOL!

biz319 January 13, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Lisa – absolutely love this sammie!

And pork out of the crockpot when its all tender like that – priceless!

Melissa January 14, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Now that is one serious looking sandwich!

Cynthia January 14, 2010 at 11:28 pm

Pork… bread… cheese… heavenly!

Elra January 15, 2010 at 1:37 am

Wow, your pork really look delicious Lisa!

John and Lisa Howard-Fusco January 15, 2010 at 1:40 am

Wow – what a mighty fine lookin' sammich that is. Gimmie! – John

Debbie January 15, 2010 at 8:26 am

Looks delicious Lisa!!!! I would love one for lunch today!

The Blonde Duck January 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Anytihng called grinder must be good.

black eyed susans kitchen January 16, 2010 at 1:14 pm

In the words of one of my son's 18 year old friends, "Who doesn't like a good sandwich?"…they are always eating in my kitchen, and this would be perfect for them. At the moment I have 4 teenagers in there.
♥, Susan

Amber January 17, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Yay, cheese and roasted peppers. I love sandwiches, I could hang out with Joey on friends quite easily.

Pam January 19, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Now that's one fantastic looking grinder – yum!

Liz - Meal Makeover Mom January 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm

I love pork in the slow cooker and I really love your sandwich combo with roasted bell peppers and provolone cheese. Yum. I bet it would be great with sauteed mushrooms too. So versatile!

Emily January 20, 2010 at 4:10 am

Yum. This looks aaaamazing.

A-Man January 21, 2010 at 8:31 am

Wow! What a yummy sandwich.
Thank you for the idea!

Greetings from Germany.

Bridgett January 21, 2010 at 5:40 pm

This looks amazing! Now I am craving a pork sandwich…extra cheese!

Chef Fresco January 21, 2010 at 10:58 pm

We just made a pork dish in the crock-pot the other night – i love crock-pot meals! Yours looks delicious!

Aggie January 24, 2010 at 11:30 am

Oh I'm totally drooling over this sandwich! Will have to save this for a good weekend day and totally indulge. Awesome recipe!

Leslie January 27, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Oh good GOD my husband would die for the sandwich!!!!

Lorie January 30, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Yes. Just Yes. That's all I've got to say.

oneshotbeyond February 2, 2010 at 1:51 pm


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