PHILLY (Italian Style) Hot Roast Pork Sandwiches

READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by Karen..

Philly is not only famous for cheesesteaks. Another famous favorite is Hot Roast Pork Sandwiches! After searching the web for the recipe and not finding it, I came up with this and the results were fabulous and authentic tasting. This is also delicious served as a main dish instead of for may want to slice it thicker and add a side dish or two :)

Top Review by Miss Erin C.

This recipe was awesome! I made it for a dinner party and everyone just raved about it. I only substituted one thing, I used beer instead of water. I will make this again, I'm sure. It really could not have been easier. The meat literaly pulled apart, I didn't even have to cut it into slices. That night, for a really late snack after we got back from our night on the town, we mixed in some BBQ sauce and a little of the juices with the leftovers and had more sandwiches.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place pork roast in a baking dish (I use a 9 x 13 inch glass pyrex dish).
  3. Sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, garlic powder, basil, Italian seasoning and garlic flakes.
  4. Roast in oven for about 15 minutes or until juices start running and fat starts to melt and brown in the bottom of the pan, then add water to about 1/2 inch up the pan.
  5. Check every half hour or so and if water gets low, add a bit more to so it's about 1/2 inch up the pan every time.
  6. Each time you add the water, pour some over the roast, so the top does not get too dry.
  7. Roast until internal temperature reads 165-170 degrees (About an hour and a half TOTAL cooking time).
  8. Trim all visible fat from roast and discard.
  9. Slice roast very thin, in the pan if possible, so you don't lose any juices.
  10. If all goes well, the juices/gravy at the bottom of the pan should look golden brown, with darker flecks of spices, garlic and some little pieces of meat.
  11. Serve slices of pork on rolls, making sure that the slices have soaked up some of the juices (you can drizzle more juices on top, if you like, or you can thicken the gravy with water and cornstarch or flour, if desired).
  12. Enjoy!

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