Stuffed French Loaf
1 loaf (1 pound) French Bread
1/2 Pound Ground Turkey or Beef
1/2 Pound Bulk Pork Sausage
1 Medium Onion, Chopped
1 Cup (4 Ounces) Shredded Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
1 Egg, Beaten
1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley
1 Tablespoon Montana Girl Mustard
1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/8 Teaspoon Fennel Seed
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Garlic Clove, Minced
- Cut a thin slice off the top of the bread. Hollow out bottom half, leaving a 1/4-in. shell. In a food processor or blender, process bread crumbs until coarse; set aside 1 cup. (Discard remaining crumbs or save for another use.)
- In a skillet, brown beef, sausage and onion; drain. Stir in reserved crumbs, cheese, egg, parsley, mustard, pepper, salt and fennel; mix well. Spoon into bread shell; replace bred top. Place on a large sheet of heavy-duty foil.
- In a small saucepan, melt butter; add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Brush over tops and sides of loaf. Seal the foil.
- Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6-8 servings.