Stuffed French bread burgers are a great for a party and perfect for an appetizer and kids love them. Can’t beat that!
1 long thin French baguette split lengthwise
4 T butter softened
1 1/2 lbs of your favorite lean ground meat or sausage
1/2 c finely chopped onion
2 T Worcestershire sauce
2 T bbq sauce (see below)
Ground pepper and salt
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 c ketchup
4 T Worcestershire
4 T brown sugar
Yellow mustard for drizzling
Other accompaniments include cheese, pickles, onions, jalapenos, etc.
Preheat oven to 400. Spread slit baguettes with a light smear of butter. Make it garlic butter if you want!
Combine meat, onion, Worcestershire, bbq sauce, salt, pepper and garlic. (If you want to check to see if this is seasoned to your liking take 1 T of mixture and put it in microwave for about 25 seconds. If you like it, then leave it, if not feel free to up the seasonings.) I use my hands to mix this really well.
Spread meat on buttered bread about 1/4 inch thick. If you make the meat to thick, it won’t be cooked when the bread is golden. Make sure all the bread is covered and it is pressed a bit into the bread.
Spread some of the bbq sauce on top. You should have some left over which you can serve on the side.
Place the bread halves on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 7-15 minutes. This depends on how well you like your meat cooked. Watch that the bread doesn’t burn, but it should get golden and crispy. If you want to add cheese, place it on when the meat is done and run it under the broiler until it melts.
Slice into serving pieces and serve with your favorite accompaniments. I drizzled with some mustard and added pepperoncinis! It is good as is, but you could put out pickles, pepperoncini, mustard, jalapenos…You get the idea!
Adapted From: James McNair’s Favorites
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