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This homemade giant party sub is perfect for game day. This sub recipe is my take of the tik tok viral grinder sub that's blown up recently. Of course, I had to add some flair by grabbing at least one ingredient from the international aisle. Hello sriracha!
If you grew up eating hoagies or sub sandwiches from carry outs, then this sandwich will bring back fond memories. You can add you favorite toppings to this sandwich, like hot peppers or olives, but it tastes great as written.
Make this sub for your next party or the next time you tailgate. As much as I'd love to eat the whole sandwich by myself, this massive sandwich is large enough to feed a hungry family.
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- Italian bread
- sliced turkey
- turkey pastrami
- turkey pepperoni
- salt and pepper
- provolone cheese
- sriracha sauce
- olive oil
- red wine vinegar
- Italian seasoning
- red onion
- shredded lettuce
See recipe card for quantities.
Start by making the salad by mixing the lettuce and red onion with the mayonnaise, sriracha, oil vinegar and Italian seasoning.
Cut the loaf of bread in half, then on the bottom half of the sub, place the sliced turkey, thin slices of turkey pastrami and tomatoes. Season the tomatoes with the salt and pepper.
On the top half of the sub, place the pepperoni and the cheese. Top the bottom half of the sub with the prepared salad mixture. Close the sandwich and slice into at least 4 portions. You can cut the sandwich into smaller pieces if needed and secure it with toothpicks. Giant subs are a must for the big game. This tasty recipe with all sorts of cols cuts and delicious deli meats are sure to satisfy your cravings.
A good serrated knife will come in handy for this recipe. You will need a knife like this to shred your lettuce, slice your tomatoes and for slicing the sandwich into clean portions. I have had this knife for about 20 years.
- Meats-The inspiration for this recipe come from Italian subs. I use all turkey meat, but you can you more traditional meats that are made with pork if you prefer. he addition of genoa salami will make this sandwich more like a traditional Italian sandwich.
You can also replace half of the turkey with roast beef so you end up with a sandwich similar to a bootlegger club from Jimmy Johns! Just about any lunch meat will work here. You can even buy a sub sandwich kit from the grocery store that comes with a variety of meats.
- Lettuce - instead of romaine lettuce, you can use Iceberg lettuce or green leaf lettuce.
- Bread - Instead of an Italian loaf, you can use a French bread loaf or even use hoagie rolls to make individual sandwiches. I'd use 4-6 individual hoagie roll for this recipe depending on how full you want your sandwiches to be.
- Cheese - swap out the provolone cheese slices with Colby jack cheese, Swiss cheese or American cheese.
For a custom version of this sandwich, you can add some yellow mustard to the salad mixture for extra tang.
You can also add black olives if you like that briny flavor. Another great addition would be banana peppers. Those can be sliced and added directly to the salad mixture.
I like to have a large cutting board to build this sandwich on because it can get messy once you top it with the salad mixture. You will also need a long serrated knife.
I doubt you'll have any of this turkey breast sandwich leftover if you are serving it a a party, but if you do wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator. Eat any remaining leftovers within 24 hours.
The finished sandwich won't stand up well to freezing.
This sandwich is great with all the layers of meat and the slaw-like salad topping. My top recommendation is to build the sandwich with the dry ingredients touching the bread and the wet ingredients (tomatoes and salad mixture) in the center. I like building a cold sub this way because it keeps the bread nice and dry, especially if you have leftovers. I hate eating a soggy sandwich the next day.
What can I serve with a party sub?
- Potato chips
- queso dip with tortilla chips
- Iced Tea
- Cream cheese fruit dip with fresh fruit
- Macadamia nut cookies
📖Printable Recipe Card
Party Sub recipe
- 1 serrated knife
- 1 pound loaf of unsliced Italian bread
- 1 pound thinly sliced turkey
- 7 oz package of turkey pastrami
- 3 ounces of turkey pepperoni
- 2 each sliced beefsteak tomatoes medium sized tomatoes
- salt and pepper to taste
- 8 slices of thinly sliced provolone cheese
For the salad:
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
- 2 Tablespoons oil
- 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 cup sliced red onion about ½ a medium onion
- 1 small head of romaine shredded about 3 cups
- Start by making the salad. In a large bowl, mix the mayonnaise, sriracha, oil, red wine vinegar and Italian seasoning.
- Whisk until combined, then add the sliced red onion and lettuce. Toss until the lettuce and onions are all coated in the sauce. Set the salad aside.
- Split the loaf of italian down the center horizontally, but don't cut all the way through.
- On one side of the bread, place the sliced turkey, turkey pastrami and tomatoes.Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper.
- On the other side of the bread, place the pepperoni and the provolone cheese.
- Place the reserved salad on top of the tomatoes and close it up. Slice the sandwich into 4-6 slices and secure with frilled toothpicks if needed. Serve immediately.