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Beef 'n' Cheese French Bread

 Beef 'n' Cheese French Bread
This open-faced sandwich is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages. “My family loves eating supper when I make this entree,” says Becky Stubbs of Larned, Kansas. “It looks like a lot of work, but it’s really a breeze.”
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans (2-1/4 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat
  • is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the salsa, green pepper, olives,
  • salt, chili powder, garlic and cumin. Remove from the heat.
  • Cut bread in half lengthwise; place on a baking sheet. Spread meat
  • mixture over cut sides; sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 450° for
  • 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 372 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 1,054 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein.