Ahoy, Captain! Your First Mate and crew will clamor for a second slice of this delicious doozy for sure!
1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced Italian bread
1 pound lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
1 medium tomato, chopped
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut a thin slice off the top of the bread; set top aside. Hollow out the loaf; leaving 1/4 inch shell. Dice removed bread and set aside.
In a skillet, cook beef over medium until no longer pink; drain. Add the onion, green pepper, spinach and tomato; cook 3-4 mionutes longer or until veggies are crisp-tender. Stir in the oregano, salt, pepper and reserved diced bread.
Spoon into bread shell; replace top. Wrap tightly in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until heated through. Cut into slices to serve.