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French Cheeseburger Loaf

 French Cheeseburger Loaf
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
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.


  • 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 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  • 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.
  • Unroll dough starting at the seam. Pat into a 14-in. x 12-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.
  • Place seam side down on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  • Brush with egg white. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • 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:

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French Cheeseburger Loaf (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 277 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 697 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.