Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Stuffed French Bread

This is something my mom made growing up and now I make for my family.  It is easy & pretty fast as long as you're not having a night like I did making this... you will see I had a few issues.

Ingredients needed:
1 loaf of French Bread (the fatter the better!)
1/2 medium Onion, chopped
1 Tablespoon butter
1 lbs. Ground Beef
Garlic Powder to taste
Season Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
1 can Mushrooms (OPTIONAL!!!)
1 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese

Preheat your oven to 350.  Start out by Sauteing your Onion in the butter over a medium high heat.  Once you have the onions going good add your burger and start breaking up.  When it starts browning season with Garlic Powder, Season Salt, & Pepper.
While the meat is cooking cut the end off of the French Bread then with your fingers begin to hallow it by pulling out the insides.  The entire loaf needs to be empty.  This is why the fatter the loaf the better.  This loaf was not so thick so I ended up cutting it in half to be able to hallow it entirely.

When the meat is fully cooked mix in the Cream of Mushroom Soup, Evaporated Milk, & Mushrooms if you wish... I DO NOT WISH.  Also, break up some of the bread's guts you have pulled out and mix them in the meat mixture.

 I will tell you something that I wish my family did not know about me... I have a phobia.  Apparently it is called Mycophobia, it is the fear of mushrooms.  Why do I wish my family didn't know about this??? Because they are ruthless and chase me around with them or stick them in my face to make me cry... this does NOT help with my fear, it only makes it worse.

 Now, please, please, please add the cheese! I forgot to add the cheese and started stuffing the bread.  But I did notice and had to dump it out into the pan, add the cheese, and re stuff the bread.

 This is when you will want to start stuffing the loaf.  Use a large spoon, it's not too hard.

 This is what you don't want to see! My husband made a MESS in my oven (I know it's gross!) and I forgot about it.  There was smoke billowing out of the vent and door... So, I turned the oven off, opened a window, and started the BBQ.

Now once the loaf is stuffed wrap it in tinfoil and stick it in your oven (or BBQ).  You're not cooking it you're just warming the bread. 

 While it's in the oven clean up... start out with what is left in the pan.
It's quite yummy so make it disappear!

Yep, lick the spoon.


About 10 -15 minutes is good in the oven.  Serve with some cooked veggies!


Sara said...

Ohhhhh YUMMY!!!!! I WILL HAVE to make this now!!

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh. This was such a delicious recipe! I couldn't believe how fast and easy it was and not only that, my 2 year old and my picky husband both had seconds!!! Great recipe! It is a great weeknight dinner for us as my husband asked that I make it again!

misss_e said...

Hmmmm Im going to try to do this with no meat maybe add hashbrowns or brocolli and rice. IDK. But it looks great!