Ground Beef Mummy Bread

Turn a simple loaf of bread into a ghoulish delight with ground beef, pepper strips, cheese, and olives.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
medium green bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips
1
medium red bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips
1
small onion, cut into thin wedges
1/2
cup creamy Italian dressing
1
loaf (1 lb) Italian bread (12 inches long), halved lengthwise
4
slices (6 oz) thinly sliced provolone cheese, quartered
  • 1 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.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
760
(
Calories from Fat
330),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
37g
37%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
1620mg
1620%;
Total Carbohydrate
67g
67%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
41g
41%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
45%;
Iron
35%;
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.