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Monday, July 20, 2009

Italian Beef Hoagies by Wendy

3 each - 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Provolone Cheese - separated into 3 small freezer bags.

18 hoagie rolls - 6 per large freezer bag = 3 large freezer bags

Make Ahead Ground Beef:
3 medium onion
3 pound ground beef or turkey
3 garlic clove, pressed

Chop onion. Place onions, beef and pressed garlic into a 12" skillet. Cook over med-high heat 15-18 minutes or until beef is no longer pink. Divide beef mixture into three portions.

Prepare and freeze:
To one portion of Make-Ahead Ground Beef (You will need to make 3 portions):

1 each green and red bell pepper, sliced
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 pkt. (1 oz.) onion soup mix
1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning mix
Combine in large resealable plastic bag. Freeze for up to three months.

To serve:
Microwave packet on DEFROST (30% power) 8-10 minutes or until softened. Pour into 10" skillet and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

  • Sprinkle 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Provolone cheese over beef mixture.
  • Cover with lid and simmer 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Spoon into 6 warm hoagie rolls.

Variation: I supplied everyone with 6 slices of provolone cheese

Yield: 6 servings per plastic bag. (This recipe is for 3 meals 6 servings each).


  1. Sounds delicious! I will try this this weekend and let you know :)

  2. We enjoyed these. The kids did not like the size of the peppers. They were fine with the sandwiches after we let them pick the peppers out.

  3. We took out the peppers for the kids - got one thumb up from one kid and a still a "no" from the other. Grown-ups liked it just fine. The Hoagy Rolls you used were AMAZING though - very soft and yummy! What brand was that - because I'd love to use those again sometime!!

  4. This was a yummy meal. We also took the peppers out for the kids. Once kid loved it and one thought it was ok. The adults thought this had a great flavor. Thanks for a great meal!