This is a simple but delicious recipe. Good for a small crowd if you want to make something easy, or good to make ahead to reheat later. I most recently made these for my brother and his wife to keep in the freezer for a quick meal after the birth of my nephew. The original recipe is from Southern Plate.
7 oz package pepperoni, cut in half and separated
14 oz jar pizza sauce
small can sliced olives, drained
1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 C grated mozzarella
8 sub rolls
Brown ground beef, drain. Stir in all remaining ingredients except cheese and rolls and heat through. Divide meat mixture evenly among sub rolls and top with grated cheese.
To serve immediately, preheat oven to 350 and place as many subs as you want to cook on a cookie sheet, then bake until the bread is toasty and the cheese is melted, about 10-15 minutes.
To serve later, wrap the subs tightly in aluminum foil and either refrigerate or freeze. To heat, bake the foil wrapped sub in a 350 degree oven until heated through (about 20 minutes), making sure to thaw the sub overnight in the refrigerator if it was frozen. If you don't have access to an oven (like if you take it to work for lunch), you can heat the unwrapped sub in the microwave until hot. It will still be good, but not as nice as if it was heated in the oven.
Yield: 8 subs