30 minute meal, Entree

Stuffed French Bread

I’ve been very into 30 minute meals lately because as my kids have gotten older things have gotten more hectic. This meal was easy and filling and delicious I knew I had to add it to my rotation.  I left out the celery and only half a can of soup. Recipe and photo courtesy of http://life-in-the-lofthouse.com.

  • 1 loaf french bread
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped parsley (optional)

Preheat oven to 350.  Slice the french bread in half, lengthwise, so you have two equal pieces.  Scoop out the bread in the center of each piece.  Place bread in a large bowl and tear into small chunks. Set the two halves of french bread onto a large baking sheet.  Set aside.  Brown the ground beef and onion in a large skillet, over medium-high heat.  Drain any grease.  Add the celery and garlic to skillet.  Cook a few minutes until celery is tender. Next, add soup, milk and Worcestershire sauce.  Season with salt and pepper.  Stir and cook mixture until heated; another 5 minutes or so. Add the beef mixture to the bread in the large bowl. Stir to combine.  Pour mixture into the center of one half of the french bread.  Spread out evenly.  Top the mixture with the shredded cheese. Top with the other half of bread. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted.  Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before slicing and serving.