Oct 142016
 

It was delicious, but I actually messed up this recipe. Instead of cutting the bread in half, I left it whole. It still turned out yummy. So yummy that I’m working on variations. Chicken, bacon, broccoli is the first variation I’m going to try and maybe Philly cheese after that. Sloppy Joe’s was also suggested.

I thought without the bread on top that the cheese would brown. We like brown cheese. Sadly, it didn’t. If you leave the bread as one piece and want the cheese to brown, try broiling it for about 10 minutes. I thought about trying it, but we were hungry.

I left the original instructions of cutting the bread in half and added my mistakes in the recipe. I liked the bread being more like a bowl, but I’ll be trying it the way it’s supposed to be in the future.

Stuffed French Bread
Serves 6
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Total Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 loaf french bread
  2. 1 pound lean ground beef
  3. 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  4. 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  5. 1 can cream of mushroom or cream of onion soup
  6. 1/4 cup sour cream
  7. 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  8. salt and pepper, to taste
  9. 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  10. 2 teaspoons dried parsley
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Slice the french bread in half, lengthwise, so you have two equal pieces. Or, you can do what I did and misread the instructions and not cut the bread in half but leave it whole.
  2. Scoop out the bread in the center of each piece or the center of the entire loaf if you leave the bread whole.
  3. Place the bread you scooped out in a large bowl and tear into small chunks. Set the two halves of french bread or the one whole piece with the center scooped out onto a large baking sheet.
  4. Brown the ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain.
  5. Add garlic to skillet. Cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Add soup, sour cream and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Stir and cook mixture 5 minutes or until heated.
  7. Add the beef mixture to the bread in the large bowl. Stir to combine. Pour mixture into the center of one half of the french bread or center of the whole piece. Spread out evenly. Top the mixture with the shredded cheese. Top with the other half of bread or leave open if you didn't cut the bread in half.
  8. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
Adapted from Life in the Lofthouse.com
Kryson's Kreations http://krysonskreations.com/

Jun 202011
 

I tried a new recipe last week that turned out ok, but I think with some playing around it could be much better. I’m going to post the recipe and do my own playing around with it, but I’d love to see what other people would do to make it better as well.

I’ll post what I try and how it turned out when I make it again.

2 lbs hamburger 1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup water 12 oz package frozen mixed vegetables
2 cans cream of mushroom soup 2 cups shredded cheddar
2 1/2 cups cooked macaroni

For the frozen mixed vegetables I used the green beans, corn, etc mix.

  1. Brown ground beef and onions.
  2. Combine all ingredients, except shredded cheese and macaroni, in the Crock Pot.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  4. Add cheese and hot cooked macaroni and continue cooking for about 15 to 30 minutes longer, or until the cheese has melted and the dish is heated through.

It was a little bland and tasted like it was missing something. I think next time I’m going to try different vegetables and some spices. If anyone plays around with it, let me know the result!

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