These Chili Cheese Hoagies make a quick, simple and delicious weeknight dinner. Toasted hoagie rolls topped with chili and cheese, they’re so, so good! Done in 20 minutes!
Now that school has started, your kids might be going a million different directions, and your life just seems hectic and crazy, these Chili Cheese Hoagies are going to save your life.
I love quick, simple and delicious dinners and these definitely fall into that category.
My boys have inhaled these the last three times I’ve made them and they’ve given them a thumbs up. When I find something they all love, then I know I’ve hit the jackpot.
Not only are these hoagies fantastic, they can be on your table in about 20 minutes . . .easy peasy!
TIPS FOR MAKING THESE HOAGIES:
- I’ve always made these using extra lean ground beef, but you could also use ground turkey or chicken. I think they would be equally delicious.
- If you want more meat on your hoagie, you can scoop out some of the bread inside of the hoagie roll. If you do this, it might be a little trickier to butter the inside and toast them, but you could give it your best shot.
- Another option for toasting the hoagies would be to toast each hoagie half in your toaster and then spread butter on them after they’re toasted.
- Feel free to change up the cheese to anything you like. The cheese is definitely flexible here. Pepper jack would be delicious and give these a little kick.
- If you want smaller sandwiches, you can also use slider buns and make these into Chili Cheese sliders.
WHAT CAN I SERVE WITH THESE?
Fresh fruit, corn on the cob and chips are great sides to go along with these hoagies. Anything really goes great along side these sandwiches.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup chopped sweet green bell pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 can (15 oz) chili ready diced tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 4 to 6 Hoagie rolls
- 2 cups shredded colby jack cheese
Cook ground beef, bell pepper, onion powder and garlic powder and in a large skillet over medium-high heat, until meat is browned and peppers are soft.
Add the tomatoes, chili powder, pepper, salt and sugar. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes uncovered,
Preheat broiler to high.
Cut hoagie rolls in half and butter both sides, place butter side down in a skillet and cook over medium high heat until golden brown and toasted.
Spoon chili mixture onto bottom half of each hoagie roll and top with shredded cheese. Place hoagies on a baking sheet and broil in the oven until the cheese is melted.
Recipe Source: 5 Boys Baker