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TACO BREAD BOAT

a new twist for Taco Tuesday!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground chuck or lean beef
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning mix
  • 1 small can refried beans
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • tomatoes chopped
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • jalapeno peppers sliced or chopped, optional
  • 1 large loaf fresh crusty french bread

Instructions
 

  • Brown meat in skillet and drain. Add taco seasoning mix, and 1/2 cup water. Stir to mix and let simmer while preparing the rest of ingredients.
  • Warm beans in the microwave or a small sauce pan.
  • Cut bread in half horizontally, reserving top of loaf for another use.
  • Place loaf bottom on a baking sheet. Spread cut side with warm beans and top with an even layer of sour cream.
  • Pile meat on top of sour cream and top evenly with grated cheese.
  • Now add tomatoes, green onions and jalapenos if desired. Gently press down on all ingredients to stabilize if necessary.
  • Bake in a 350 oven for 10-15 minutes until warm throughout and cheese has melted. Cut into pieces or slices to serve. Leftovers are great reheated in foil at 350 for 20 minutes or so the next day.

Notes

don’t toast the bread before filling because it might get too crusty and hard to eat
Keyword french bread pizza, taco bread boat, taco pizza, tacos, Tex-Mex