Stuffed French Bread

This is an old family recipe.  I pulled it out from the recipe archives because son #1 remembered it and how much he loved it.  I think he had dreams about it and asked me if it was a reality.  He was excited to know that the recipe did, indeed, exist.  It has now become a favorite of his wife’s and the new generation loves it, too.

Choose your favorite sandwich roll or loaf.  My blog photo shows an individual size sandwich.  The filling is so flavorful, it will compliment any roll you choose.  If your family is a combination of young ones and teenagers, a full loaf sandwich will give you the option of slicing age-proportioned servings.  Slider-sized sandwiches would be a great addition to a Super Bowl or graduation party.

Remove just enough of the inside to accommodate the stuffing so it doesn’t spill out the sides.  You don’t want to loose any of that delicious mixture.

I hope this becomes a family favorite of yours, too!

Stuffed French Bread
Recipe type: Sandwiches
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Serves: 8-12
This works as either a French loaf or several individually stuffed French rolls.
  • 1 lb. ground beef, cooked
  • ½ lb. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 - 2.25 oz. can chopped black olives
  • 1 - 7 oz. can chopped green chilies (Ortega type)
  • 4 green onions, sliced thin (use whole onion)
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • ¼ C. olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 - 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large French loaf or 8 smaller hard French rolls
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium size skillet cook the hamburger meat until browned, breaking it into small pieces. Drain.
  3. Grate the cheese into a large bowl and mix in the cooked hamburger, melting the cheese.
  4. Add the chopped olives, green onions, eggs, oil tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  5. Slice the loaf or rolls lengthwise and remove some of the inside to make room for the hamburger mixture. Stuff rolls with the filling.
  6. Place roll(s) on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes until warmed through.
  7. These rolls can be made earlier in the day and refrigerated to bake just before dinner.

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