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Our American Hero

Celebrate America with a family-size hoagie that's sure to satisfy a crowd.

Cooking Light JULY 1997

  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 (16-ounce) loaf Italian or French bread
  • 1 pound thinly sliced lean deli roast beef
  • 1 large tomato, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced into rings
  • 1 cup trimmed arugula, watercress, or lettuce leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


Combine mayonnaise, fresh basil, and ground pepper; chill 15 minutes.

Cut bread loaf in half horizontally; spread mayonnaise mixture over bottom half of bread; top with roast beef, remaining ingredients, and top half of bread. Cut loaf into 6 pieces.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 400
  • Calories from fat: 28%
  • Fat: 12.6g
  • Saturated fat: 3.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.2g
  • Protein: 22.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 48.5g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Sodium: 1104mg
  • Calcium: 29mg

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