Meaty and Cheesy Stuffed French Bread

Meaty and Cheesy Stuffed French Bread

The Spruce / Julia Estrada

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
593 Calories
30g Fat
42g Carbs
37g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 593
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 1147mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 343mg 26%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 563mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

​Meaty, cheesy, and super savory, this stuffed French bread is your fast track to home-cooked comfort. Ground beef is seasoned and cooked down with celery, then loaded into crusty French bread with cheddar cheese and fresh parsley. Soft inside and crispy outside, this 30-minute meal is essentially a warm sandwich, and so much more. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 loaf crusty bread, such as French or Italian

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 2 tablespoons minced onion

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped celery

  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

  • Parsley, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Meaty and Cheesy Stuffed French Bread ingredients

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  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Slice the French bread in half down the length of it. If your bread is very doughy and dense, you can scoop out some of the soft bread in the center and then add it back into the cooked meat before putting it into the bread later.

    scoop out some of the soft bread in the center of the loaf

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  3. Set the two halves of French bread onto a large baking sheet. Set aside.

    Set the two halves of French bread onto a large baking sheet

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  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for about 2 minutes. Add beef and brown. Drain the liquid carefully so the mixture is dry.

    beef and onions cooking in a skillet

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  5. Add the celery. Cook until celery is tender.

    add celery to the beef in the skillet

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  6. Add the condensed soup, milk and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Stir and cook mixture is heated through, thoroughly combined, and thickened slightly. If you scooped out some of the bread earlier, turn off the heat and add it to the skillet now.

    Add the condensed soup, milk and Worcestershire sauce to the beef mixture in the skillet

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  7. Now carefully spoon the mixture into the center of one half of the French bread. Spread out evenly. Top the mixture with the shredded cheese and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Top with the other half of bread.

    Top the beef mixture on the bread with the shredded cheese and sprinkle with fresh parsley

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  8. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes, slice and serve.

    Meaty and Cheesy Stuffed French Bread

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