Cheesy Hot Beef Sandwiches

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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