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Pizza Bread (Pizza Sandwiches)

 Pizza Bread (Pizza Sandwiches)
When I was growing up, my parents worked. So I learned basic cooking skills in Boy Scouts to prepare meals at home. These days, my wife Diane, and I share the kitchen responsibilities.—Steve Mirro, Cape Coral, Florida
4-6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 2 cans (2-1/4 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 loaf (20 inches) French bread, halved lengthwise
  • 8 ounces sliced part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • In a large bowl, Combine beef, tomato paste, olives, Parmesan cheese,
  • chives, salt, oregano and pepper. Spread to the edges of the cut
  • surface of the bread. Place on a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in.
  • baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Top with mozzarella cheese; return
  • to the oven for 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Yield: 4-6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 495 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 1,282 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 32 g protein.

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Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.