Taco Sandwich Recipe
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Taco Sandwich Recipe

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One evening, Mom and I helped each other put together this sandwich using things we had on hand. It's delicious and was an instant hit with our family.—Melody Stoltzfus, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced Italian bread
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 6 slices American cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 477 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 1173mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink.
  2. Meanwhile, cut bread in half lengthwise; hollow out top and bottom of loaf, leaving a 1/2-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use).
  3. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and salsa until blended. Spread inside bread shell; set aside.
  4. Drain beef. Stir in taco seasoning. Layer lettuce and tomato in bottom of bread shell; top with beef mixture and cheese. Replace bread top. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Taco Sandwich in Country Woman September/October 2003, p35

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nutmeg91 User ID: 6930687 90188
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

"I made this one night for my brother and his 2 friends and they all loved it! So did my boyfriend and I. It is delicious! :)"

dmaier User ID: 1405178 49724
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2009

"This was real good but I will change the layering next time I make it. I will combine the meat & cheese (keep hot)and make the meat mixture the bottom layer, followed by the lettuce, tomato & add onion."

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