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Pork Vegetable Hero

 Pork Vegetable Hero
Tender pork, red and green peppers and melted mozzarella cheese come together in this yummy sandwich sent in by Jane Ulness of Edmonds, Washington. TIP: “To make it more substantial, sometimes I process the hallowed-out bread pieces and add the crumbs and some Italian seasoning to the meat and vegetables,” Jane says.
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.


  • 1 loaf French bread (1 pound)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin, cubed
  • 1 cup julienned green pepper
  • 1 cup julienned sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups sliced plum tomatoes
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Cut the top fourth off loaf of bread; carefully hollow out top and
  • bottom, leaving a 1-in. shell (save removed bread for another use).
  • Set bread shell aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil. Add pork, peppers, celery, onion,
  • garlic powder, onion powder and pepper; cook and stir until pork is
  • browned and vegetables are tender. Add broth; simmer until reduced.
  • Spoon into bread shell; top with tomatoes and cheese. Replace bread
  • top.
  • Wrap in a large piece of heavy-duty foil; seal tightly. Bake at

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Directions (continued)

  • 400° for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and cheese is
  • melted. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 396 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 512 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.