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Stuffed Taco Bread

Taco Stuffed Bread

Course Appetizer, Beef, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican Inspired
Keyword stuffed-french-bread-recipes, taco-recipes, taco-stuffed-bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Stand time 5 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 870kcal


  • 1 20-22 inch french loaf baguette
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper or poblano pepper seeded and diced
  • olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2/3 cup chunky salsa mild, medium or hit, your choice
  • 4 ounces chive and onion cream cheese softened
  • 1 (1.0 oz) packet taco seasoning use your favorite
  • 1/2 tsp salt adjust to your taste
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded colby-jack or monterey jack cheese divided
  • Assorted toppings for serving: shredded lettuce, cilantro, tomatoes, sour cream, onion, olives


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Place french bread on a parchment lined baking sheet. Use a sharp knife to remove the center of the bread, leaving the bottom and sides intact. Set aside.
  • In a large 12 inch skillet, cook together ground beef, onion and jalapeno in a couple of drizzles of olive oil. Cook over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes or until no pink remains.
  • Add garlic to the pan, cook for 1 minute longer. Drain excess fat from pan.
  • To the skillet add salsa, cream cheese, taco seasoning, salt and lemon pepper. Adjust salt to your taste, the taco seasoning may have ample.
  • Simmer for 2 minutes, just until heated through and the cream cheese has melted. Remove from heat.
  • To assemble: Sprinkle 1/2 shredded cheese evenly into bottom of bread. Fill evenly with taco beef. Top with remaining cheese.
  • Place into oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until heated through and cheese has melted.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes, slice and served with your favorite taco fixins'.


The top of the french bread may be toasted along with taco bread or crumbled and frozen. Use it as a fresh breadcrumb topping for casseroles or meatloaf filling.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 870kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 1708mg | Potassium: 667mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1047IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 493mg | Iron: 4mg