Turn a simple loaf of bread into a ghoulish delight with ground beef, pepper strips, cheese, and olives.
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
medium green bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips
medium red bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips
small onion, cut into thin wedges
cup creamy Italian dressing
loaf (1 lb) Italian bread (12 inches long), halved lengthwise
slices (6 oz) thinly sliced provolone cheese, quartered
Set oven control to broil. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef, bell peppers and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in 1/4 cup of the dressing.
Spread remaining 1/4 cup dressing on cut sides of bread. Place both halves, cut sides up, on ungreased large cookie sheet. Broil with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat 2 to 4 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove bread from broiler. Spread beef mixture on cut halves of bread. Top with cheese.
Return to broiler; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut each half into 2 pieces.
You can use any meltable cheese for these sandwiches, such as American, mozzarella or Gouda.
Italian bread has a dense texture that works well for these hot broiled sandwiches.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.