Hot Italian Sausage Sandwich Loaf
1 lb. BOULDER SAUSAGE Hot Italian Ground Sausage
1 onion chopped
1 bell pepper thinly sliced
1 egg lightly beaten
1 clove garlic minced
1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
6 mushrooms thinly sliced
1 loaf of Italian Bread
½ stick of softened butter
- Take loaf of Italian bread and cut in half, length-wise. Hollow out halves, leaving ½ inch bread shells, and set aside remaining bread. In a food processor, add remaining bread and process until you have coarse crumbs. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- In a large skillet, crumble sausage and add onion. Cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat, until there is no longer any pink. Drain drippings off skillet.
- Add 1 cup bread crumbs, egg, Mozzarella cheese, onion, and bell pepper. Mix well and scoop ingredients into center of bottom half of bread shell. Top off with other half shell.
- In a small skillet, melt butter and add garlic. Sauté for about a minute then brush butter and garlic mixture over bread loaf. Wrap loaf in foil, leaving opening at top. Bake in oven for 20-30 minutes, or until cheese is melted but not burned. Remove, slice and enjoy!
Prep Time: 15 minutes – Cook Time: 70 minutes – Total Time: 85 minutes – Yield: Serves 4-6
Submitted by: Melissa from Golden, CO