Holiday Hero

Use this for your next tailgate (or Superbowl Party or Christmas Eve festivities).

I made this for our Christmas Eve buffet last year.   Be a Holiday Hero and construct this sandwich this year (or for a New Year’s Eve party next year).


Holiday Hero

ased on Italian Hero Sandwich

Adjust the ingredients to the size of your loaf. Get really crazy and use a loaf you have to measure in meters!


  • 1/4 c. red wine vinegar
  • 1 t. dried oregano
  • 1/2 t. dried mustard
  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 loaf Italian bread, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 c. sliced pepperoncini peppers
  • 1/2 c. cherry peppers (mild or hot), seeded and chopped
  • 2 c. finely shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
  • salami (3-5 oz.)
  • mortadella (3-5 oz.)
  • deli ham (3-5 oz.)
  • 5-6 slices provolone


  1. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, oregano, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir to mix well, then slowly whisk in olive oil until incorporated.
  2. Lay the bottom half of the loaf on a work surface and spread the pepperoncini and cherry peppers over the bread. Scatter evenly with lettuce and layer with tomatoes. Drizzle with a few tablespoons of the red wine vinaigrette.  Add more salt and pepper at this point if you like.
  3. Layer the meats, one at a time, over the tomatoes and top with a layer of provolone cheese. Drizzle the remaining vinaigrette over the cut side of the top of the loaf.
  4. Close the sandwich and press down gently.  Cut into 4-6-inch pieces. Serve.

Yield: 6-8

Merry Christmas to all!

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