i can cook.

the other night at work, a co-worker/friend and i were discussing really easy meals. she shared this recipe with me and at first i wasn't quite convinced that it was going to be good. oh man, was that the wrong call. this is one of the yummiest (and, by far, the easiest) things i have ever made. and i just couldn't pass sharing it with y'all. (i hope you don't mind, linds.)

yummy-yummy goodness in bread (i'm not really sure what the name of this recipe is, but that is what i am naming it.)

1 pound hamburger
1 onion, chopped (optional)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery soup
2½ teaspoons worcestershire sauce (total estimate--at least add 2 teaspoons, but i highly recommend tasting it before and then adding the sauce to your liking.)
cheddar cheese (whatever flavor you prefer)

saute the onion and then add the hamburger and brown. add all three cans of soup and the worcestershire sauce together in a pot. once hamburger and onion are cooked, add to the soup to the pot and warm through.

cut off the top of the french bread loaf (like they used to do at subway) and set that aside. now, hollow out the loaf. take the bread that you pull out and tear into pieces and add to the soup mixture (trust me on this).

mix the bread into the soup mixture and some cheese (whatever amount you desire). once mixed, spoon into the french bread loaf. top with additional cheese and the top of the loaf that you set aside. put into oven (350°) until the cheese is melted. cut into pieces and serve.

so, i did make one major change to accommodate the fact that i was only making this dish for three people. instead of using a whole loaf of bread i used bread bowls, which worked perfectly. also, we only used about half of the soup mixture for three people. because we only used half, i spooned out what i wasn't going to use into another dish. i didn't want to mix the torn up bread into the whole soup mixture because i wasn't quite sure how it would save. and for me, that works perfectly. i can now heat single portions of the mixture and put it in a bread bowl and have a meal for one.

i know it does sound a little weird, and i was quite skeptical about the dish...but good golly, it was fantastic. it is perfect for a cool fall night meal, promise.

and thanks again, linds...you're the best.


  1. I am so glad you shared. I love trying new stuff and I totally trust your food opinions! Now I know what to make for dinner tomorrow, thanks!

  2. I am glad that you tried it out and that you loved it enough to blog about it! Honestly I am honored! When learned of this, I thought it sounded weird too, but I knew it was a hit when my picky husband would eat it! (I never knew what it was called either..it really needs a name) linds