Family Favorite Stuffed French Bread

Family Favorite Stuffed French Bread

Meaty, cheesy, savory little “open face” sandwiches are always a family favorite. After baking, slice the loaves into easy to hold individual mini sandwiches.  

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Why Stuffed French Bread?

The kids will think these are fun to eat and the grown ups will love a delicious, quick and easy comfort meal.  Stuffed french bread is an excellent meal choice for a busy family.  Besides that, french bread is just awesome whether it’s eaten stuffed or all by itself!    

Ground beef, seasonings, and cheese are combined with evaporated milk and oatmeal.  Why evaporated milk instead of regular milk, you may wonder…

What is Evaporated Milk?

Evaporated milk is real milk that has had about 60% of its water removed by an evaporation process.  This process creates a much more creamy, rich, savory milk than regular milk. 

There are so many excellent ways to use evaporated milk instead of regular milk or cream in your recipes and even in your coffee!  From creamy desserts to savory main dishes, evaporated milk is an excellent replacement for regular milk.  

The oatmeal is simply used as a “binder” and thickener.  It really doesn’t matter whether you use quick oaks or old fashioned oats for this recipe.  But I would NOT recommend using instant oatmeal or steel oats.  And trust me, your kids won’t even know they’re eating oatmeal.  Ha! 

Fresh Out of the Oven

In a short amount of time, you’ll have a delicious hot homemade meal with easy cleanup.  After baking, slice into hand-held size serving pieces.  These little open-faced “cheeseburgers” are creamy, cheesy and delicious all by themselves.  But you can drizzle some mustard or ketchup on top, or dip them into whatever condiment suits your fancy.  A vinegar-based hot sauce really adds extra flavor so put a few drops on top.  And don’t forget pickles on the side!

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Family Favorite Stuffed French Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Stuffed french bread is an excellent meal choice for a busy family.  In a short amount of time, you'll have a delicious hot homemade meal with easy cleanup. After baking, slice the loaves into easy to hold individual mini sandwiches.  

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy ground beef dinner, family meal, stuffed french bread
  • 1 lb Ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1 ea 5 oz can Evaporated milk
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup Oatmeal, uncooked, quick or regular
  • 1 tbsp Yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp Steak sauce (such as A-1)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 3 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups for beef mixture, 1 cup for topping)
  • 1 Loaf of French Bread
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Slice the french bread in half lengthwise. Press down the inside of each half with your fingers, (or remove some of the bread) creating an indention to hold the meat mixture. Place each half onto a baking sheet. 

  2. Brown the ground beef with the onion until the beef is done, remove from heat, and drain off the fat. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Stuff equally into each half, top with remaining cheese, and bake for about 20 minutes. Midway through cooking, check to see if the edges of the bread are browning too quickly. If so, loosely cover the loaves with foil and continue baking.  


Here are some other recipes you may like.  By the way, the chocolate chess pie recipe is super crazy good.

Easy Chocolate Chess Pie

Crock Pot Mexican Casserole

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Pasta

One Pan Yogurt Marinated Chicken and Potatoes

Poppy Seed Chicken YumYum

Quick and Easy Red Beans and Rice with Sausage

Southern Shrimp and Rice Casserole

Side dishes to try are:

Easy Baked Beans

Easy Zucchini Pie

Easy Parmesan Herb Potatoes

Please leave me a comment if you make this recipe.  I’d love to hear from you. Let’s keep in touch!


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