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I often wonder what the contents of my fridge would look like to an outsider. Jars of capers stuffed next to pre-made creme brulee just waiting to be torched. There are some ingredients that have a way quicker turnover rate than others. Among these oft-used items are mozzarella, fresh basil, and Hormel pepperoni – which as it happens are the star ingredients for this tasty Pepperoni Basil Mozzarella Sub recipe.
The day I was putting this together I had just come back from a big day of finals and I was absolutely ravenous. I was literally so hungry that my stomach sounded like it was starting its own radio talk show. The downside to being this hungry (besides, you know, being hangry) is that I suddenly develop the patience of an infant. Fortunately, this sandwich is super quick and easy to make – a short time was enough time to put these together, take photos, and avoid my stomach growlings from being the source of any further embarrassment – which in my book equals a recipe for success!
1 Bunch of freshly clean & dried basil
1 lb of Mozzarella, sliced
1 Pkg of Hormel Original Pepperoni
¼ Cup Balsamic Vinegar
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 Bunch of Spring Mix Lettuce or Arugula
You start off with a solid sub (or baguette) and layer in your pepperoni, mozzarella, and basil. Slide this in the oven for about 15 minutes or until your cheese is all melty. Now, you could always douse your sandwich with balsamic vinegar however this tends to make the bread soggy – so I recommend you throw together this simple vinaigrette, toss it in some of your favorite salad greens (I prefer mixed greens or arugula) and slide it in between your sandwich for loads of flavor and none of the mess.
Hormel Pepperoni is my favorite because it has bold flavor that goes so well with the creaminess of the mozzarella, and sweetness of the balsamic vinegar. I’ve made these for my family and they love them – they’re perfect for cold evenings, and also make great lunches.
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