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Italian Sub/hoagie/hero

New York Italian Hero with capicola, ham, salami, pepperoni, provolone, lettuce, tomato, onions, and cherry peppers topped with tangy red wine vinegar and olive oil.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 963kcal
Author James


  • 1 large sub roll
  • 1/10 pounds capicola thin sliced
  • 1/10 pounds Genoa salami thin sliced
  • 1/10 pound boiled ham thin sliced
  • 1/10 pounds pepperoni thin sliced
  • pound provolone cheese
  • 1 medium tomato sliced
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 4 medium cherry peppers destemmed, seeded, and sliced
  • 1 ¼ cup iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 4 ounces red wine vinegar
  • 3 ounces olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon dried oregano


  • Mix the oil and vinegar in a shaker bottle. Shred the lettuce and season with the oregano and salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle a bit of the oil and vinegar (save most of it for the sandwich) onto the lettuce and set aside.
  • Layer the meat, then the cheese onto 1 large hero (sub, hoagie) roll.
  • Top with the seasoned lettuce, cherry peppers. Add as much sliced tomato and onion as you like.
  • Soak the bread and meats with the oil and vinegar mix.
  • Eat quickly so the sandwich doesn't become too soggy. Enjoy!



  • Ingredient amounts are for one large (approximately 12" hero/sub/hoagie) roll.
  • Just increase the ingredient amounts for the number of sandwiches you need.
  • A typical New York style hero uses ⅓ to ½ pound of deli meat and a thin layer of cheese.  Round deli sandwiches typically have a ¼ pound of meat and one thin layer of cheese.  Use these amounts as a general rule. 
  • Combining the oil and vinegar in a plastic squeeze bottle makes it easy to distribute just the right amount to each sandwich.  Pass the bottle around to let individuals add as much oil and vinegar as they like.


Calories: 963kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.9g | Protein: 61.9g | Fat: 61.8g | Saturated Fat: 29.4g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 3200mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 2.6g | Sugar: 6.8g | Calcium: 769mg | Iron: 7mg