My friend (and neighbor) gave me this recipe one night after graciously cooking it for my entire family. She pulled it together after she got home from work and it was ready by 7 pm. My kind of meal! I love that it can be endlessly adjusted to your particular taste by changing the meat & cheese. Enjoy!
-1 loaf of french bread, cut in half lengthwise with center removed (leave a fairly thick “shell” so it doesn’t get soggy when meat is added).
-1 lb ground beef OR ground turkey OR ground sausage (casing removed) or your favorite meat…
-Cream of Mushroom Soup (1 can)
-1 onion (finely chopped)
-1 bell pepper (finely chopped)
-4 slices of American Cheese OR 1/2 log of Cream Cheese OR grated cheddar (or basically whatever cheese you like the best)…
-Salt, pepper & seasoning to taste
-Cook your onions and bell peppers over medium high heat in 2 tsp of olive oil until softened.
-Reduce heat to medium and add ground meat of choice and cook through, constantly stirring and breaking clumps apart to avoid tough spots. At this point, remove any rising oil with a spoon.
-Add Cream of Mushroom Soup and stir to combine.
-Add cheese of choice and stir until melted and distributed evenly.
-Season to taste.
-Scoop meat mixture into the bottom bread shell and top with the other half.
-Wrap the entire loaf in aluminum foil and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes to allow the entire thing to “come together”.
Slice, serve & enjoy!