Submarine sandwiches with spicy pepperoni, caramelized onion, artichoke, roquette and fresh mozzarella

This decadent, spicy pepperoni submarine sandwich is topped with caramelized onions, artichoke, arugula and fresh mozzarella cheese.


4 submarines


10 minutes


20 minutes



  • 60 ml (¼ cup) grapeseed oil
  • 2 Vidalia onions, finely chopped
  • 227 g (1/2 lb) Chinese fondue beef
  • 4 “7 inches” submarine buns (or ciabatta buns)
  • 40 slices Fantino&Mondello sliced spicy pepperoni
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) artichoke hearts in oil, drained and cut into quarters
  • 2 fresh mozzarella balls, cut into ¼ in slices
  • 500 ml (2 cups) fresh roquette
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) grapeseed oil
  • 60 ml (4 tbsp) olive oil
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) white balsamic vinegar
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) dried basil
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) dried oregano


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 °F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 3 tbsp of grapeseed oil over medium heat. Add the onions and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until the onions are caramelized, stirring often. Set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil over high heat. Add the beef slices and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the beef is nicely browned. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  4. Split the buns and place them on the skillet. Top the buns with the caramelized onions, beef, pepperoni slices and artichoke. Garnish with sliced fresh mozzarella. Cook in the oven for 4 minutes. Complete cooking under the grill (on broil) for 1 to 2 minutes to brown the cheese.
  5. During this time, mix together all the dressing ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Garnish each submarine sandwich with roquette and sprinkle with dressing. Serve immediately!

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