1 loaf (1 lb.) unsliced French bread
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup salsa (I used the fresh Trader Joes salsa...yummy!)
1 pound ground beef (or ground chicken or ground turkey breast or whatever)
2 TBSP taco seasoning
1 cup-ish shredded lettuce
1 large tomato, sliced
6 slices cheese (American, cheddar, pepper jack...whatever you like)
Cut bread in half lengthwise; hollow out top and bottom of loaf, leaving a half-inch shell. You can discard the removed bread or feed it to your growing boy or eat it yourself or feed it to the birds or use it for something else.
Beat together softened cream cheese and salsa. Spread evenly on top and bottom of bread shell.
In a large skillet, brown meat until no longer pink, drain. Stir in taco seasoning.
Layer lettuce and tomato in bottom of bread shell.
Top with meat and then cheese.
Replace top, then slice and serve.
Enjoy! (It's much yummier than it looks!)