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Stuffed Breakfast Loaf

My favorite hobby for the past 38 years has been collecting cookbooks. Presently I have close to 500! I found this recipe in one of my favorite books and it's been part of our holiday breakfast tradition for years.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 unsliced round French or sourdough bread (1 pound)
  • 4 ounces bulk Italian sausage
  • 4 ounces bulk pork sausage
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup each shredded Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Cut bread in half horizontally; hollow out top and bottom, leaving a 3/4-in. shell. Save removed bread for another use.
  • In a large skillet, cook the sausage, onion, green pepper and mushrooms until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Remove mixture and set aside; drain all but one tablespoon of drippings. Add eggs; cook and stir gently until set. Stir in sausage mixture; remove from the heat.
  • Place bread bottom on a large sheet of foil. Combine cheeses; sprinkle half in the bread bottom, Spoon in egg mixture and cover with remaining cheese. Replace bread top and wrap tightly with foil. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until filling is heated through.

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