3 cups chopped bell peppers (I used green, yellow, and red)
2 cups chopped mushrooms
salt to taste
1 lb. ground beef
1½ cups pizza sauce
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
8 small ciabatta loaves
Veggies: Heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the peppers and saute for 5 minutes; add the mushrooms and season with salt. Saute until soft. Drain excess moisture and set aside.
Hamburger: Brown the hamburger with a little bit of water. Season with salt and pepper or a little seasoning salt. Break apart thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Drain off the excess moisture and combine with the veggies. Add the pizza sauce and stir to combine. Place in the fridge to cool.
Assembling: Cut the tops off of the ciabatta loaves in a V-shape, leaving plenty of space inside the loaf for filling. Remove the filling from the fridge and mix in the cheese – if you add it while it’s hot, the cheese melts and sort of just disappears. Stuff each loaf with filling, and top with extra cheese if you want.
Baking: Bake at 400 degrees until the filling is warm and the bread is crispy on the outside. If they’re frozen, the baking will take longer (more like 20-30 minutes), but if they’re not frozen, it should only take 10-15 minutes.