Cheesy BBQ Steak Stuffed French Bread

Looking for a fun summer grilling idea?  Fire up the grill and put this Cheesy BBQ Steak Stuffed French Bread on the menu!

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Looking for a fun summer grilling idea?  Fire up the grill and put this Cheesy BBQ Steak Stuffed French Bread on the menu!Ah, stuffed French bread.  It truly is one of my favorite comfort foods.  The best part about stuffed French bread is the sky is the limit in terms of flavors.  I’ve stuffed loaves of French bread with spinach artichoke dip.  I’ve stuffed loaves of French bread with French Dip (i.e. roast beef and onions).  The process is always the same.  Remove some of the bread from the loaf.  Replace it with a delicious filling.  Assemble the loaf back together and bake for a few minutes.  If you’ve never tried stuffed French bread, then put it on your radar!

Since we’re smack in the middle of grilling season, I thought it might be fun to turn that stuffed French bread into a grilled recipe.  Grilled steak…garlic butter…BBQ sauce…two types of cheese.  Talk about flavor!  And then just to really put a final punch in the flavor department, the loaf of French bread goes back onto the grill after it is stuffed.

Looking for a fun summer grilling idea?  Fire up the grill and put this Cheesy BBQ Steak Stuffed French Bread on the menu!

This Cheesy BBQ Steak Stuffed French Bread was a huge hit here in our house!  In fact, I’ve already made it twice in the past two weeks.  Laura and I ate the first round as a main course – several slices of stuffed bread alongside sautéed veggies.  It was delicious, and I was looking forward to the leftovers.  We liked it so much that we made the recipe again when we had some friends visit for a backyard party.  That time we served it up as an appetizer.  Both ways worked well!

Cheesy BBQ Steak Stuffed French Bread

The concept of a stuffed French bread might sound like a difficult recipe to make.  (Secret: It’s not!)  The key is starting with a loaf of store-bought French bread.  Slice the loaf into several pieces and tear the excess bread out of each piece.  (Save the excess bread for croutons – perhaps for Panzanella?  That’s another great summer recipe!)

Looking for a fun summer grilling idea?  Fire up the grill and put this Cheesy BBQ Steak Stuffed French Bread on the menu!

From there, the sky is the limit.  If you can imagine it, you can stuff it inside French bread!  I’m thinking pulled pork, chopped brisket, buffalo chicken…the list goes on.  After all, stuffed French bread is essentially a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich turned on its side!

Looking for a fun summer grilling idea?  Fire up the grill and put this Cheesy BBQ Steak Stuffed French Bread on the menu!Much like a good grilled cheese sandwich, the key to stuffed French Bread is cheese.  Cheese not only adds flavor, but it also helps hold everything together.  In this case, I used Cabot Monterey Jack cheese in the stuffing mixture.  Monterey Jack is a mild, semi-hard cheese that melts quite easily.  (Cabot’s Monterey Jack won 1st place at the 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest – it’s a good one!)  Combined with grilled steak and BBQ sauce, that Monterey Jack makes for a delicious filling for this Cheesy BBQ Steak Stuffed French Bread!

Looking for a fun summer grilling idea?  Fire up the grill and put this Cheesy BBQ Steak Stuffed French Bread on the menu!As tasty as the Monterey Jack is, I still love the sharpness of a good cheddar cheese.  For this recipe, I brushed the top of the stuffed loaf with garlic butter and then topped it with shredded Cabot Seriously Sharp cheddar cheese.  If you love sharp cheddar, then you’ve got to put Seriously Sharp on your list!  This is one of Cabot’s leading cheeses, and for good reason.  It’s delicious!  As noted on Cabot’s own description of Seriously Sharp, it pairs well with smoky meats – I can confirm this with 100% certainty!

Speaking of different cheeses, I found this infographic from Cabot quite fascinating.  It details the origins of different varieties of cheese, including the Monterey Jack and cheddar used in this Cheesy BBQ Steak Stuffed French Bread recipe.  Monterey Jack traces its origins to the Franciscan Friars in Monterey, California while cheddar’s roots go back to Cheddar, England.  (On a side note, I still want to figure out how to get to Cheddar, England.  I need a t-shirt from there!)

Looking for a fun summer grilling idea?  Fire up the grill and put this Cheesy BBQ Steak Stuffed French Bread on the menu!If you’re looking for a fun summer grilling idea, then put this Cheesy BBQ Steak Stuffed French Bread on the list.  Happy grilling!

Did you make this Cheesy BBQ Steak Stuffed French Bread at home?  Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog) – I’d love to see your version!

Looking for a fun summer grilling idea?  Fire up the grill and put this Cheesy BBQ Steak Stuffed French Bread on the menu!

Cheesy BBQ Steak Stuffed Garlic Bread

Looking for a fun summer grilling idea?  Fire up the grill and put this Cheesy BBQ Steak Stuffed French Bread on the menu!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 565kcal

Ingredients

For the Steak

  • 16 oz. ribeye or New York strip steak
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano

For the Cheesy BBQ Steak Bread

  • 1 large baguette
  • 1 cup shredded Cabot Monterey Jack cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce

For the Garlic Butter

  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup shredded Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar cheese

Instructions

For the Steak

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Brush both sides of the steak with vegetable oil.
  • Using a small bowl, combine the seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and oregano). Sprinkle seasonings on top and bottom of steak.
  • Grill steak for 3-5 minutes per side, or until steak is done to taste.
  • Reduce grill temperature to medium heat.

For the Cheesy BBQ Steak Bread

  • Let grilled steak rest for 10 minutes and then slice into ½” cubes.
  • Using a medium bowl, add cubed steak, shredded cheeses and barbecue sauce; toss until well combined.
  • Slice baguette into 4 pieces. Using your fingers, tear out the center portion of each piece.
  • Lay large piece of foil on countertop. Fill center of baguette pieces with the steak mixture. Slice baguette chunks into 1” pieces. Line pieces up so that they are touching and then place on foil. (Note: At this point, the baguette should be “reassembled” into baguette shape – the difference is that it is now stuffed with cheese and steak and sliced into 1” pieces.)
  • Using a small bowl, make the garlic butter by mixing together the melted butter, garlic, Italian seasonings and salt. Brush the top of the baguette with this mixture. Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of shredded cheese on top of baguette.
  • Wrap baguette in foil, leaving top slightly open.
  • Place baguette back on grill for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese has completely melted and top of baguette has turned slightly crispy. Serve hot.

Looking for a fun summer grilling idea?  Fire up the grill and put this Cheesy BBQ Steak Stuffed French Bread on the menu!

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18 Comments

  1. Will be making this soon can i use mushrooms / vegan butter and cheeses as am a vegan also i will be making your white bbq sauce for me as i never had white bbq sauce before perfect for my after office meals will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya

    1. That sounds quite tasty, Ramya! I think that white bbq sauce might be fun drizzled on top of this stuffed french bread. It would be a little messy to eat, but it would be tasty! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Man, I miss Cabot Monterey Jack cheese. What a great BBQ party idea. I’ve made taco-stuffed french bread, but not BBQ. We’re hosting a neighborhood Texas7Swedish style BBQ in September and I’m seeing this as a great appy idea.
    Thanks for the inspiration…

    1. I don’t know what I would do if I moved somewhere and couldn’t get Cabot cheese, Ron! I would go into a serious withdrawal for sure. Taco-stuffed french bread sounds delicious – that’s a good idea for the next time I’m craving stuffed french bread. But, yes, this one would be great for a Texas – Swedish style BBQ. It’s a fun appetizer idea for sure…and it’s made entirely on the grill! 🙂

    1. I hear ya on the oven, Kathy! Sometimes I have to break down and turn on the oven, but during this time of the year, I’m trying to cook everything I can on the grill. 🙂 This stuffed french bread is a really fun recipe for summer grillin’!

  3. I can’t get Cabot where I live now, but I know I’ve lived somewhere where it was available… Love what you did to the French bread! So hearty and delicious!

    1. Oh no! I’m sad to hear that Cabot isn’t available there in Oklahoma, Mimi. Maybe one day! In the meantime, though, I highly recommend putting stuffed French bread on the menu. It’s a fun recipe concept, and you can really get creative with the fillings. 🙂

  4. Ooo another splendid stuffed bread idea! That must be my favourite as of now (but that French dip stuffed bread sounds irresistible too!) I’ve wanted to try these recipes for a long time – not happened yet! We often make a quick meal by topping bread slices with deli meats, cheese, and sauce and baking them, but of course stuffing is so much more fun! 🙂 I definitely need to try it this summer, especially cause you can stuff it with whatever you have on hand. Mmm I’m thinking of Italian sausage (Prosciutto for Daisy lol), cheese, sun dried tomatoes, and basil. Would you approve? 🙂

    1. Ah, you’ve got to put stuffed French bread on the menu, Ben! It’s such a fun recipe concept, and the sky is the limit in terms of what you can stuff in there. Given that it’s summer right now, I figured grilled steak and cheese would be a fun combo! Also, I 100% approve of Italian sausage, melty cheese, sun dried tomatoes and basil – that sounds like a fun Italian version of stuffed French bread!

  5. this sounds delicious david. i have made sandwich loaves like this where you pull out the middle and stuff it with lots of delish cheese and ham etc, wrap it up, squish it with something heavy and leave overnight. So yum. this stuffed bread is on my radar now …

    1. Ah, I like that idea of a sandwich loaf that is squished overnight! Normally, squishing food isn’t a good thing, but I can see where you’re going with that idea. I do highly recommend the stuffed French bread concept, too, though! Thanks, Sherry!

  6. 5 stars
    What a great idea to stuff French bread other than garlic butter! Need to try this all-in-one sandwich! 🙂

    1. Hey, garlic butter is delicious! I’ll grab a slice of garlic bread any day of the week. But if you take that concept and stuff it full of steak and cheese? Yes, please!! 🙂 Thanks, Michelle!

  7. 5 stars
    Delicious stuff in delicious stuff, that’s what I say this is!! I mean, French bread, cheesy BBQ steak? What? This looks and sounds so so good, David. This paired with a simple green salad and a glass of vino and I’m set. Oh, and “seriously sharp” cheddar? I’ve gotta check that out. I know I’d love it!! Have a great week, my friend. 🙂

    1. Haha – you’re totally right, Dawn! This recipe might as well be called ‘delicious stuffed deliciousness.’ 🙂 And, yes, definitely check out that seriously sharp cheddar cheese – it’s one of my all-time favorite cheeses!! Have a great week!

  8. 5 stars
    Truth be told, I’ve never had stuffed French bread! Clearly that needs to change. This definitely looks like my kind of comfort food!

    1. Ah, you’ve totally got to try stuffed French bread sometime, Marissa! It’s a fun recipe…and the sky truly is the limit when it comes to what you want to stuff inside that bread. Comfort food at its best!!

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