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Beef ‘n’ Cheese French Bread

This open-faced sandwich is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages. “My family loves eating supper when I make this entree,” says Becky Stubbs of Larned, Kansas. “It looks like a lot of work, but it’s really a breeze.”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans (2-1/4 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the salsa, green pepper, olives, salt, chili powder, garlic and cumin. Remove from the heat.
  • Cut bread in half lengthwise; place on a baking sheet. Spread meat mixture over cut sides; sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 450° for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 372 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 1054mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein.
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