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New Favorite 30-Minute Dinner: Easy Taco-Stuffed Subs

By Cindy Rahe
Created January 10, 2017
Buttery, flaky French bread gets stuffed with all the best taco flavors in this easy sub that feeds a group easily.
Easy Taco-Stuffed Party Sub

In our home, we eat some variation of tacos for dinner every week and never get tired of it. Sometimes I serve classic tacos in soft flour or crunchy corn shells, or I play around with taco flavors to put a new twist on a traditional recipe, like I did with this Easy Taco-Stuffed Party Sub.

In this recipe, all of the delicious beefy, cheesy goodness of tacos gets stuffed in between two halves of a crusty loaf of French bread and served with all best taco fixings. Think of it as a crispy-on-the-outside taco-stuffed sandwich. So good, and so easy to prepare for a weeknight dinner or for a group! Here’s how to make it.

First, heat the oven to 350°F, line a cookie sheet with foil and grab your ingredients. You will need ground beef, 1 split French loaf (if the loaf is too long for your cookie sheet, cut it in two), melted butter, shredded Mexican cheese blend and some Old El Paso taco seasoning.


Next, cook the beef and taco seasoning as instructed on the taco seasoning package. Stir in half of the cheese. Then, spoon the mixture onto the bottom half of the French bread and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.


Place the other half of the French bread on top and brush with melted butter. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bread is just crisp on the outside.


Serve this with as many taco toppings as you want! Some of my favorites are shredded lettuce, tomato, red onion, cilantro, sour cream, salsa and guacamole. Cut the sub into 4 sandwiches, or if you’re serving this at a party, cut into 8 smaller appetizer-sized servings.