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Italian Patty-Melt Hoagie

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield 2 Servings
No time to cook? No problem! Grab a package of ground beef and whip up one of these tasty meals.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced (2 cups)
  • 1 Italian frying pepper, sliced (1 1/4 cups)
  • 6 ounces mushrooms, sliced (2 cups)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 (6-inch) hoagie rolls
  • 6 slices provolone cheese (3 oz.)
  • 3/4 pound lean ground round
  • 2/3 cup warmed tomato sauce, for serving

Nutrition Information

  • calories 892
  • fat 39 g
  • satfat 14 g
  • protein 60 g
  • carbohydrate 75 g
  • fiber 8 g
  • cholesterol 89 mg
  • sodium 2 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add onion, frying pepper, mushrooms, garlic, 1/4 tsp. salt, oregano and 1/4 tsp. ground pepper. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables are tender and golden, about 10 minutes. Keep warm in oven.

  2. While vegetables are cooking, split rolls and hollow out slightly. Place on a baking sheet with hollowed sides up and arrange 1 slice of cheese on each roll half. Crumble beef into a bowl and mix in remaining 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Divide meat in half and then form into 2 oval patties, shaping meat to match shape and size of rolls.

  3. Place rolls in oven to warm. Place a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add beef patties to skillet and cook for 3 minutes; flip, place remaining cheese on top, cover pan, and cook until medium done, about 3 minutes.

  4. Place roll bottoms on plates. Top each with some tomato sauce, a patty and some vegetable mixture. Cover with roll tops and serve.