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


  1. 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.)
  2. 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.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt butter; add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Brush over tops and sides of loaf. Seal the foil.
  4. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6-8 servings.