Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is tasty, but not exactly diet food and lately I've made it with ground turkey, rather than beef. I like to make this when we're vacationing at our cabin in the woods. I found this years ago in a newspaper, don't remember which one, but it was sent in by a Jane Achterberg from Wisconsin.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups grated cheese (American or cheddar)
  • 23 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 12 lbs extra lean ground beef
  • 12 cup coarse bread or 12 cup cracker crumb
  • 1 egg
  • 12 cup chopped onion
  • 12 cup chopped mushroom
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 loaf French bread, about 15 inches long (1 lb.)


  1. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix all ingredients, except bread, in a large bowl.
  3. Cut bread in half lengthwise; spread meat mixture on top of cut sides of bread.
  4. Wrap aluminum foil around the crusty bottom and sides of each bread half, leaving meat mixture uncovered; put onto baking sheet (s).
  5. Bake until meat is cooked through and bread is crusty, about 35 minutes.
Most Helpful

This is so good! It is easy to make and even my "picky" eaters liked it!! I prefer a few more spices however, and added also some A1 sauce.

Just Ducky Baines January 15, 2004 mom passed away a few years ago and I inherited her recipe box but this recipe was not in it. She used to make this often while we were going up....thanks so much for posting! I will be making this tonight and am hoping MY kids love it as much as my brothers and I did!

tarheelfan50 April 25, 2011

My mom started making this back int the 60's. She used hamburger bun halves instead of the franch bread and froze them for use later. We often had them in our lunchbox (just like cold meatloaf sandwich). Still one of my favorites.

williamsj054 July 22, 2009