Meat Stuffed French Loaves

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Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

These fun sandwiches are great to make ahead and keep in the freezer for a fast meal, or to make hors d'oeuvres for an impromptu get together.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut off the ends of the bread, and carefully hollow out the center portion.
  3. In a food processor, make soft crumbs out of the bread that was removed from the middle of the loaf.
  4. Brown the sausage and ground meat in a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add onion, and continue to cook until soft.
  6. In a bowl, combine the cooked meat and onion, the bread crumbs, grated cheese, the egg, mustard, parsley, fennel, basil, salt and pepper and pepper to taste.
  7. With a long handled wooden spoon, stuff the hollowed out French bread with the stuffing mixture.
  8. Place the ends of the bread back in place and secure with small skewers.
  9. Melt the butter and stir in the garlic, let cook over low heat for about 1 minute.
  10. Brush the loaf with the butter/garlic mixture and wrap in a piece of aluminium foil, leaving it open at the top, slightly so the top browns.
  11. Bake until heated through, 15 to 20 minutes.
  12. Cut into 1 inch slices for hors d'oeuvres, or into 4 larger pieces for main course servings.
Most Helpful

5 5

I did the same thing as Kim127 (I actually made more meat, so I had to use 6 small loaves)... I froze all of them for my husband to just pull out of the freezer when ever he gets hungry. I put them in the microwave just enough to defrost, then put it in the toaster oven at 350F until golden brown. Way better than "Hot Pockets"! Thanks :)

5 5

What a great sandwich idea!! Very tasty! I left out the fennel (I thought I had some but didn't) and I used 4 french sandwich rolls instead of a loaf. They came out great! They were also easier to make than I anticipated. I will make this one again for sure! Thanks Geema!