I am always on the lookout for quick and easy sandwiches that would make for a stress-free weeknight meal. After making this sandwich, I am a little upset with myself for not making it sooner. I have scanned by this recipe for several years, never giving it a second thought until last week when I saw it and thought to myself, why haven’t I made this before? My husband and I both loved the sandwich. All the ingredients work so well together, especially the Dijon mustard. The garlic butter added to the top was also a nice touch. I can’t wait to make this sandwich again!
Sausage-Stuffed French Loaf
1 (16 oz) loaf of French bread, unsliced
1/2 pound ground pork sausage
1/2 pound ground chuck
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cups (8 oz) mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons butter
1 clove garlic, minced
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut off ends of French loaf. Hollow out loaf with a long serrated bread knife, leaving a 1/2 inch shell. Process bread removed from inside loaf in a food processor to make coarse crumbs.
Cook sausage, beef, and onion in a large skillet until meat is browned, stirring until it crumbles; drain. Stir in 1 cup breadcrumbs, cheese, and next 6 ingredients. Spoon into shell.
Melt butter in a saucepan. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Brush garlic butter over loaf. Wrap loaf in foil, leaving top open slightly, place on a baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Cut into 4 pieces.
Source adapted from: Southern Living Quick and Easy Weeknight Favorites, Oxmoor House, 2001