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Italian Pork Sub Sandwiches

No recipe image available.These savory dinner-sized sandwiches are a meal in themselves. The pork simmers in the slow cooker with garlic, Italian seasoning and balsamic vinegar. Layer pork in submarine rolls with cheese and bell pepper rings for a New York-style treat. Serve with potato chips and lots of napkins.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (2-pound) boneless pork loin roast
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup balsamic vinegar
6 ounces sliced Fontina or Mozzarella cheese
1 large bell pepper, cut into rings
6 Italian submarine rolls, split, or 1 (10-inch) round focaccia bread, cut horizontally in half and into wedges

Cooking Directions:

  1. In large skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat; brown pork on all sides. Sprinkle pork with Italian seasoning and garlic; place in 4-quart slow cooker and pour vinegar over. Cover and cook on low heat setting for 6 to 8 hours, until pork is very tender. Reserve a cup of juices.
  2. Slice pork and portion onto sandwich rolls or focaccia, top with cheese and pepper rings. Drizzle each sandwich with some of the reserved juices.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.