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Spicy Summer Sub

A few years back, I served this sandwich to friends and family who came to help with our garage sale. Everyone was impressed with the preparation and combination of flavors. —Barb McMahan, Fenton, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1 round loaf (1-1/2 pounds) rye bread
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 pound sliced provolone cheese
  • 1/4 pound sliced fully cooked ham
  • 1/4 pound sliced cooked turkey
  • 1/4 pound sliced Genoa salami
  • 1/4 pound sliced mozzarella cheese


  • Cut bread in half horizontally; hollow out top and bottom, leaving a 3/4-in. shell. (Discard removed bread or save for another use.)
  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, pimientos and hot pepper sauce; spread 1/4 cup in the bottom bread shell. Layer with a fourth of the provolone, ham, turkey, salami and mozzarella. Spread with more of the mayonnaise mixture. Repeat layers three times (you may not use up all of the mayonnaise mixture). Replace bread top and wrap tightly with plastic wrap.
  • Chill for at least 3 hours. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving. Cut into wedges; serve with remaining mayonnaise mixture if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 646 calories, 40g fat (12g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 1670mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • mamakay1
    Jul 22, 2012

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  • lsvert
    Jul 16, 2012

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  • kerly87
    Jul 16, 2012

    What a great idea! Yes, it is a sandwich as one rater remarked, but WHAT A SANDWICH! Since the boiling hot weather we are having (yes, I am a Missourian, too) I can foresee us having this awesome treat numerous times. Thanks for posting!

  • administrator
    Jul 16, 2012

    I'm English and I've moved here and married an American man - I haven't even been here a year yet but I'm loving seeing things like this that I'd never have dreamed up in a million years. I'm an experienced cook but not every meal has to be haute cuisine and this looks like fabulous fun for a picnic too.. in fact I want to organise a nice day out right now just so I can take goodies like this to eat! The real beauty of it is you can make it as versatile as you want and that sauce sounds totally scrumptious :)

  • Helen
    Jul 16, 2012

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  • smarch51
    Jul 16, 2012

    While I might have been able to come up with this idea on my own I always like to see another cook's presentation and the sauce Barb added is hers alone so if I hadn't viewed the recipe I would have missed out on that. So to jasmar and Ohio46: Lighten up a little! For your information TOH has a whole section on sandwiches. To Barb: Thanks for an interesting recipe!

  • shanti2
    Jul 16, 2012

    I agree with the reviews that said simple or not this is a good idea.I was browsing for a quick meal and this is it..never thought of serving a sandwich.I think of this and other recipe sites as not only to make never done before creations but for me, a resource of ideas for whatever i am in the mood for.The last thing i needed today was a lot of work.I most sefinitely will use this as my starting point today,While i am an experienced cook,,many are not and everyone needs ideas for meals.

  • Red Hat Milli
    Jul 16, 2012

    We must keep in mind that this is a public site and many from all levels of cooking experience are using it. Not to mention users from regions that a simple sandwich to us may never have been heard of by them. I for one love to see "A Simple Sandwich" post. This simple sandwich post gave me an idea for a sandwich I love from a deli I visit. Instead of making the sandwiches individually I will make "muffuletta style" which most definitely will be an eye catcher and convenient when serving to a crowd. Although the idea for my favorite sandwich will be substituting meats, cheese and sauce I will still most definitely make this one as well. Good job and keep the "simple" recipes coming. Because of this post I now have 2 summer sandwiches, this original and the one it gave me the idea for. Now that is how it is done.

  • Appleaday
    Jul 16, 2012

    Made this exactly like recipe....great flavor and easy and I like easy. Will make again I'm sure. The rye bread blends great with all the other flavors. Sauce is great.

  • toothfairylin
    Jul 16, 2012

    There are all kinds of recipes out there..some simple, some complex...I think Barb posted because she was proud of her creation and the spread is a little different. I will make this for that reason. Thank you, Barb, for taking the time to submit one of your favorites.