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Lunch on a Loaf

This Lunch on a Loaf recipe can be served hot or make it ahead to serve cold. Meat, onions, and cheese baked on French bread makes a complete meal
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 343kcal
Author: Cery


  • 1 pint canned ground beef
  • c heavy cream
  • ¼ c 3 minute oats
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ c chopped onion
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 c grated cheese divided
  • 1/2 loaf of French bread sliced horizontally


  • Combine all ingredients except 1/4 cup of cheese. Make sure to mix thoroughly.
  • Spoon meat mixture onto the top of the French bread, spreading it all the way to the edges.
  • Place the loaf on a piece of foil lined with parchment paper.
  • Wrap the foil up around the bread like a boat, leaving the meat mixture uncovered.
  • Bake at 350F for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and return to the oven for 5 more minutes.
  • Remove from the baking sheet and serve warm. Or refrigerate and serve cold.


Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 573mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 347IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 2mg