Cheesy Hot Beef Sandwiches

Lunch for eight in one hearty loaf. Take it out of the oven, and your gang will come running!

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1
envelope dry French onion soup mix (from 2.6-oz package)
1/4
cup water
1/2
red bell pepper, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2
cups shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend (8 oz)
1
loaf (1 lb) French bread, about 24 inches long

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cut 26x18-inch piece of heavy duty foil. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Add soup mix, water, bell pepper and parsley. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in cheese until melted.
  • 2 Cut 1/2 inch lengthwise slice from top of French bread; set aside. With fork, remove inside of bread, leaving 1/2 inch around edges. Place loaf on foil. If desired, reserve bread pieces for another use. Fill indentation in bread with ground beef mixture. Place top of bread over ground beef. Wrap loaf in foil. Place on cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated. For sandwiches, cut loaf into 8 crosswise sections.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cut 26x18-inch piece of heavy duty foil. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Add soup mix, water, bell pepper and parsley. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in cheese until melted.
  • 2 Cut 1/2 inch lengthwise slice from top of French bread; set aside. With fork, remove inside of bread, leaving 1/2 inch around edges. Place loaf on foil. If desired, reserve bread pieces for another use. Fill indentation in bread with ground beef mixture. Place top of bread over ground beef. Wrap loaf in foil. Place on cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated. For sandwiches, cut loaf into 8 crosswise sections.

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Use a fork to remove the bread inside the loaf to form a bread shell.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
940mg
940%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.