The recipe says to crumble the ground beef onto the bread without cooking first, however, I'm not down with that, so I cook it a few minutes in a skillet first. It is so so so good! It's supposed to make 6 servings, 1 slice each, but we normally eat 2, so sue us :P Per serving: 6 points, 301 calories, 15.1g protein, 9.7g fat, 35.4g carbs, 2g fiber, 542mg sodium.
1 loaf (16 oz) unsliced Italian bread
1/2 cup bottled traditional pizza sauce (our favorite "pizza sauce" is actually a spaghetti sauce, it's either Bertolli or Barilla, I can never remember til I see it, Marinara with Burgundy Wine)
8 (1/8 inch thick) slices onion, separated into rings
1 cup presliced fresh mushrooms
6 oz ultra lean ground beef
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1 1/2 cups (6 oz) preshedded pizza double cheese (a blend of part skim mozzarella and cheddar)...I just use shredded mozzarella or some type of Italian or pizza blend
Preheat oven to 500. Yes, 500. Cut Italian loaf in half horizontally. Place both halves, cut side up, on a large baking sheet. Spread 1/4 cup pizza sauce over each half of bread. Divide onion rings and sliced mushrooms evenly over bread halves. Crumble ground beef and divide evenly over bread halves. Sprinkle Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper evenly over bread halves. Top each with 3/4 cup cheese. Bake at 500 for 9 minutes or til ground beef is done and cheese is melted. Cut each pizza half into 3 pieces. Makes 6 servings, 1 piece per serving.
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