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Cheeseburger French Loaf Recipe

Cheeseburger French Loaf Recipe

Once you prepare this impressive-looking, yet simple-to-make sandwich, you’ll probably never look at refrigerated bread dough the same. It’s just so easy! Nancy Daugherty - Cortland, OH
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tube (11 ounces) refrigerated crusty French loaf
  • 4 slices reduced-fat process American cheese product
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the flour, mustard and ketchup; set aside.
  • 2. Unroll dough starting at the seam. Pat into a 14x12-in. rectangle. Spoon meat mixture lengthwise down the center of the dough; top with cheese slices. Bring long sides of dough to the center over filling; pinch seam to seal.
  • 3. Place seam side down on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush with egg white. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • 4. With a sharp knife, cut diagonal slits in top of loaf. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 277 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 697mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.

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Guttermandj User ID: 8705984 246275
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2016

"Super easy and super delicious!"

Moonbeam81 User ID: 6987090 219796
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"Great recipe! I added green chiles because we like a bit of spice. I also made a beer dough in the bread machine instead of frozen dough. Its a good base recipe but i would recommend dressing it up a bit with onion and garlic powder too."

bethanymulligan User ID: 5502401 181944
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2014

"I make this often and now just use this as a guide. I add in different spices and extra veggies sometimes!"

Jocechamp User ID: 7789412 116447
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2014

"This was such a hit with my family - I am making it again tonight."

LAFrederick User ID: 4375499 183967
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"Very bland! Everyone ate it but no one liked it."

scarlet286 User ID: 1078473 116445
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2012

"This is fairly good, something different. I like to squirt just a little yellow mustard on top once it's finished cooking."

InezAL User ID: 5775627 210945
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2012

"Yummy and easy!"

Irishkel User ID: 6375400 182774
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"Absolutely delicious!! I can't believe it is only 277 calories. The whole family loved it! Will definitely make it again...and again!"

SDawsonH User ID: 4778352 183965
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"We made this for Sunday night yummy! The leftovers were great as well. This recipe would also be great for a football or superbowl party."

traycln User ID: 6280318 182773
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"I couldn't wait to make this recipe. Although i too made a few minor alterations. I used ground chicken, diced up 2 dill pickle stacker slices and added a bit more ketchup to balance out the mustard ketchup ratio. DELICIOUS! Oh yeah, and don't be scared of the french bread, if you UNROLL starting at the seam there are no issues, you don't have to roll it with a rolling pin. I rolled mine out on a glass cutting board and after filling and pinching seams, i placed the sprayed cookie sheet directly on top, and flipped the whole thing over, slowly removing the cutting board, it transferred remarkably well."

kschlagel User ID: 5345686 115030
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"Innovative idea, however filling flavor could use a bit of work."

FitnessLovingMom User ID: 6137477 165662
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"Thanks Catherine! I did make it as instructed the first time. (I always do that for recipes.) but I had a very very hard time rolling out the dough. I will try the pizza crust, hopefully that will work out easier. Otherwise this was very good! Family loved it."

hoteamom User ID: 4883159 184188
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"I have never seen french bread dough so I made my own in my breadmaker. Next time I will use half of the recipe I think.

I used real cheddar cheese instead of "plastic cheese". I added pizza sauce to the meat as well.
This was good, I will definitely make it again. Hmmm, maybe with mozzarella next time!"

jslvsclf User ID: 919747 115028
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"I don't have all the ingredients, but by Saturday I should. What a great idea!!"

Catherine M User ID: 4074232 167396
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"I love this recipe. For those who have trouble rolling out the bread dough (like I did), try refrigerated pizza crust. It's longer and wider right out of the package, so you save lots of time and it's plenty of bread. Same baking time."

cyounce User ID: 2118537 181942
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2011

"I substituted ground turkey in this recipe & left out the green pepper. I also unrolled the dough on the baking sheet & baked seem side up. It came out beautifully and the whole family really enjoyed it. Will definitely become a regular at our house."

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 183964
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"It's like a cheeseburger stromboli. I substituted some chopped mushrooms for the green pepper, and used shredded cheddar."

snydes User ID: 4447977 100395
Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"I make this all the time. I take the dough out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature. It makes it easier to work with. I use ground turkey or chicken. It always tastes yummy! 6 year old and husband both love it."

Elise_C User ID: 3795223 165661
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"I took this to a church gathering and it got rave reviews. To make it a bit healthier I used real cheese and made my own French bread dough. I decided to roll out the dough on a baking sheet so I didn't have to transfer after rolling, and that worked well."

aubsmc User ID: 4410313 125652
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2010

"Love this recipe and so does my husband. This is super easy to make and I usually have the ingredients on hand so it makes a quick supper. My only concern is the french bread nutrition facts. Not the best label I've read. Still, it makes for a good and popular meal."

taren User ID: 156543 184187
Reviewed May. 14, 2010

"Very good. Sprayed cookie sheet with spray and rolled out dough to avoid transporting after filling. Then put filling on top and brought edges together, pinched to secure. Baked seam side up. Also used 1# of 93/7 ground beef."

cesanders1022 User ID: 486390 106250
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2010

"Like others I had trouble with the bread dough. Next time I'll try rolling it out between two sheets of waxed paper. Other than that it is definitely a keeper. Might even give it five stars if the waxed paper works!"

Cook38 User ID: 1584232 210944
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

"This was delicious! However, I found the French Loaf extremely difficult to work with as far as rolling out and filling with the meat mixture. It was a huge mess, but I baked it anyway, no matter how bad it looked. It tasted wonderful even though it didn't look too pretty. I would try it again with pizza crust or crescent roll dough, or even frozen thawed bread dough just to see if that makes a difference without changing the taste too much. Overall very good though, and the leftovers were delicious too!"

snowbunnee User ID: 4480106 100394
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2009

"This is a great recipe! It was so easy and it tastes wonderful! I substitued the Amercian cheese with cheddar bacon cheese for that bacon cheeseburger flavor. Yum."

gypsymal User ID: 1286377 167387
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2009

"Impressive, delicious and easy to make. Will do again and again."

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