Sausage-stuffed French bread
2 large, oval French bread loaves
1 pound bulk, regular-flavor sausage
2 tablespoons chopped jalapeños
1 cup chopped green bell peppers
1/4 cup chopped green onions
8 ounces softened cream cheese
8 ounces sour cream
8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
Makes 8 servings.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With serrated knife, trim top from each bread loaf. Save top and hollow out center of loaves, leaving about 1/2-inch-thick shell. Set aside.
Brown sausage in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add jalapeños, bell peppers and onions; cook until vegetables are soft. Add remaining ingredients and cook until cheeses are melted, about 2-3 minutes.
Fill hollow breads with sausage-cheese mixture and replace tops. Wrap securely in heavy-duty aluminum foil, place on baking sheet and bake 1 hour. Slice and serve warm.