Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
I cut the amount of cheese in half, because 10 slices of cheese seemed like way too much to put on the top of this thing, but I think that was a mistake. If I had to do it all over again, I would layer half the cheese on the bottom, under the meat, and the rest on top. Still, It was pretty tasty.
I first came across this recipe in an old TOH magazine from my grandmother. Since then, I've varied the recipe and my family requests this frequently. I only use about 3/4 of the can of tomato soup and then add 1/4 cup bbq sauce. Add some chopped red bell pepper for sweetness and it is amazing!
Such a great recipe! I left the top of the loaf off and just served this open faced - everyone in my family loved it! This is certainly a keeper!
I made this tonight and it turned out OK. My spouse and I agreed that 8oz of cheese was way too much as it overwhelmed the flavors of the dish. I would cut the amount to cheese to half and add more onion. I think I would also try it with ketchup next time instead of soup, as it turned out sweeter than I would prefer. Or use a half can of soup plus some ketchup. I would also try the mini-french loaves so it would be easier for each person to pick up without the insides oozing out- the middle slices, that is.
I made this and my three boys and husband LOVED it. It was easy and delicious. I even used the bread that I cut out to make croutons for another dish.
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