From The Spice & Tea Exchange®
½ cup Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or ½ cup butter melted)
2 TBS Fiesta Taco Seasoning
From the Grocer
1 large French-style baguette or Italian-style loaf of bread
2 cups finely chopped cooked beef, chicken, or pork (use food processor)
1- 2 cups quick melting cheese, chopped (fontina, soft cheddar [Velveeta®], or goat cheese work well)
Fresh thyme sprigs (optional)
PREHEAT oven to 400°F.
COMBINE Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 1 tsp Fiesta Taco Seasoning; let the flavors bloom while you prepare your baguette.
CUT into your baguette on the diagonal, about ½-inch apart, but not all the way through (or just make one long cut down the center). Brush inside each cut with the infused oil.
COMBINE the meat, cheese, and remaining Fiesta Taco Seasoning, then stuff into each cut.
BRUSH any remaining Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil over the top and lay fresh thyme over each cut.
WRAP in foil leaving top exposed. Bake for 8-10 mins or until cheese is melted and bread is crusty.
Yield: 1 loaf
Total Time: 20 mins
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins