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French loaf with tomato filling

Recipe from: 1/14/1993 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 9
Servings 6
Time 5-10 min


  • 1
    small French loaf
  • 1
    onion, finely chopped
  • oil
  • 125
    rindless bacon, diced
  • 100
    fresh button mushrooms, sliced
  • 4
    ripe tomatoes, skinned and diced
  • 2
  • 5
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


10 - 15 min
Slit open the upper crust of the French loaf, but do not cut all the way through. Hollow out the bread slightly - use the bread to make breadcrumbs and freeze. If desired, brush the outside and inside of the loaf with a little oil and grill for a few minutes to make it slightly crispy. Sauté the onion in a little oil till soft. Add the bacon and fry till crisp. Add the mushrooms and stir-fry till pale brown. Add the diced tomato, reduce the heat and simmer till a thick sauce has formed. Season and spoon into the hollowed out loaf. Serve immediately. Serves 4-6.

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