Taco Tuesday looks a little different with this Taco French Bread Pizza taking center stage! All of your favorite taco flavors are nested in a loaf of French bread for a dinner the whole family loves.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 package (1 oz) mild Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 loaf (16 oz) French bread
- 4 oz shredded Cheddar cheese
- 4 oz shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
- shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, cilantro, sour cream, diced avocados, or any other desired taco toppings
Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
Brown the ground beef in a large skillet. Drain any grease if necessary. Add the taco seasoning and 2/3 cup water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes.
Holding a paring knife at an angle, cut a V in the top of the loaf of French bread, forming a “boat”. Pull out any excess bread in the center, making sure to leave a 1/2” border around the sides and bottom of the bread. Place the bread on a baking sheet.
Once the ground beef mixture is cooked, pour it into the French bread boat. Top with both cheeses.
Bake in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and top with your desired toppings. Cut into slices to serve.
*Don’t throw the bread scraps away! Pop them into a food processor for easy homemade breadcrumbs!