1 (16 ounce) unsliced loaf Italian bread
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup salsa
1 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 large tomato, sliced
6 slices American cheese
Cut bread in half lengthwise, hollow out top and bottom of loaf, leaving a 1/2-inch shell (discard removed bread or save for another use).
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and salsa until blended. Spread inside bread shell, set aside.
In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning.
Layer lettuce and tomato in bottom of bread shell, top with beef mixture and cheese. Replace bread top.
Yield 6 servings.
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