I found this recipe in one of those books you pick up by the cashier at the grocery: Taste of Home's Ground Beef Recipe Cards. I love that cookbook because most of the recipes are easy to make and reasonable budget-wise. I love Taste of Home because they always have recipes that real, normal people can make. Things that don't have crazy ingredients that I've never heard of or won't be able to find at the store. Anyway, let's get on to the recipe. It's so good.
1 lb ground beef (or turkey or chicken or...)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 large baked potato, peeled & cubed
1 can cream of mushroom (or chicken) soup
1 can mushrooms, drained
1 tsp parsley
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp pepper
Dash hot pepper sauce
1 loaf French bread (or Italian)
1 cup shredded cheese
- In a large skillet, cook the beef and onion. Drain. Add the potato, soup, mushrooms, parsley, garlic powder, pepper, and hot pepper sauce. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Cut the loaf of bread in half lengthwise. Hollow out the bottom of the loaf, leaving a 3/4 inch shell. Set aside. Place the removed bread in a blender, cover and process until crumbled. Add 1 cup of the crumbs to the beef mixture. Stir in cheese.
- Spoon beef mixture into the bread shell. Replace bread top. Wrap in heavy duty foil.
- Bake at 350* for 20 minutes. Let stand about 5 minutes before slicing.