This is a great tailgate dip because it is great hot and still really good cold (after the game). I ate way too much of this. I feel like the bread bowl is optional. It looks good, but it isn't necessary to the success of the dip. I think this would be just as good baked in a baking dish.
1In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, except French bread; stirring until well blended.
Cut a thin slice from top of bread loaf; set slice aside. Using a gentle sawing motion, cut vertically to, but not through, bottom of the loaf, 1/2 inch from the edge, to cut out center of bread. Lift out center of loaf. Fill hollowed bread loaf with the dip. Wrap loaf with foil.
Bake dip at 350° degrees for 1 hour. Serve with reserved bread cubes, crackers, or potato chips.