Garbage Bread

Garbage Bread is crazy delicious, perfect for a party or weeknight meal, and endlessly adaptable! My favorite is this Bacon Cheeseburger Garbage Bread…it’s cheesy, packed with flavor, and served with classic hamburger sauce!

 

GARBAGE BREAD!! This is a simple recipe that can be adapted SO many ways! Bacon Cheeseburger Garbage Bread is our favorite, but throw your leftovers in a pizza crust and roll it up! The possibilities are endless.

I had never heard of “Garbage Bread” until recently…but I’ve gathered it’s a whole thing in the world! The concept is simple…throw whatever you like into a pizza crust and roll it up, cinnamon roll-style. Easy? For sure. Delicious? You bet. Low-calorie? Um…no.

If you’re looking for something a little more heart-healthy, today isn’t your lucky day. BUT if you’re looking for classic game-day, party food. Well, I gotcha, boo.

GARBAGE BREAD!! This is a simple recipe that can be adapted SO many ways! Bacon Cheeseburger Garbage Bread is our favorite, but throw your leftovers in a pizza crust and roll it up! The possibilities are endless.

Get Creative With Your Garbage Bread Recipe

You can seriously can throw whatever you want to in Garbage Bread…Buffalo Chicken Dip? Do it. Leftover Spaghetti? Trust me, delicious. Spinach and Artichoke Dip? SERIOUSLY YES. Crack Chicken? Best idea ever!

My favorite version of Garbage Bread is the recipe I am sharing with you today. It’s of the stick-to-your-bones Bacon Cheeseburger variety. It essentially tastes like a White Castle Cheeseburger. (And if you’ve never tried a White Castle I feel both sorry for you and jealous of you all at the same time.)

All you do is fry up some bacon. This is a Bacon Cheeseburger Garbage Recipe, after all.Garbage Bread

And then brown some ground beef with some steak seasoning and Velveeta. Yes, I said it. This low-level food…which I am happy to make no apologies for. We’re all adult-ish here. We’re allowed.

Mix the bacon in with the cheesy meat…

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And then spread it on a rolled out thin crust pizza dough…

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Oh yeah, and add more cheese.

Roll up the dough like you would a cinnamon roll, from the long end and then bake it!

GARBAGE BREAD!! This is a simple recipe that can be adapted SO many ways! Bacon Cheeseburger Garbage Bread is our favorite, but throw your leftovers in a pizza crust and roll it up! The possibilities are endless.

Allow the bread to cool a little bit before slicing, so you get perfect slices!

GARBAGE BREAD!! This is a simple recipe that can be adapted SO many ways! Bacon Cheeseburger Garbage Bread is our favorite, but throw your leftovers in a pizza crust and roll it up! The possibilities are endless.

This Garbage Bread recipe is the perfect game day food, and is such a great recipe to adapt!

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Garbage Bread

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Yield Yield: serves 4-6 1x

Description:

Garbage Bread is like a bacon cheeseburger Stromboli! Perfect for game day, or a weeknight meal….AND totally adaptable!


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound chopped bacon
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning (I used McCormick)
  • 12 ounces Velveeta, cubed
  • 1 (13.8 ounce) thin crust pizza dough (I used Pillsbury)
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar jack cheese

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-low heat cook bacon until it’s crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan and set aside. Drain most of the grease.
  3. In the same skillet, heat to medium high. Add the onions and ground beef into the skillet and cook until the the onions are soft and the meat is cooked through. Drain anymore excess liquid/grease from the pan. Place the skillet back on the heat and turn the heat to low. Add bacon back into the pan and season with the steak seasoning. Add in the Velveeta and stirring continuously cook until the cheese is melted. Remove the pan from the heat.
  4. Roll the pizza dough out onto the prepared baking sheet. The dough should be approximately a 15×10 rectangle. Spread the meat mixture evenly on top, leaving an inch at the edges to allow for spreading. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top of the meat. Roll up the pizza dough, starting with the long sides and pinch the crust together to seal. Bake seam side down for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow the bread to cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

Sauce

  1. In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, ketchup, salt, and pepper.
  2. Dip the sliced bread into the sauce, if desired.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Elaine
November 9, 2020 3:00 pm

Loved it! When I made it, I first applied a thin layer of thousand Island dressing as a base. Then I layered some hamburger, shredded cheddar, rest of hamburger, followed by a few slices of Amer. cheese. I applied an egg wash and baked it for 30 min.

Sharon O
October 18, 2020 4:31 pm

Easy & tasty! I added pickles to the sauce.
My first ever dish with Velveeta but it served its purpose!

Laura Berry
September 20, 2020 3:35 pm

Too much cheese! Omit the Chedder Jack. Doesn’t need it. Next time some sautéed shrooms!

Madeline
June 3, 2020 2:49 pm

While the ‘garbage bread’ was tasty, I found that the inside dough (where I started the roll) wasn’t cooked thoroughly. I cooked it at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, and it looked perfect so I pulled it out and let it sit for about 20 minutes before cutting it. I haven’t read any reviews that anyone else had this problem, so I’m wondering where I went wrong!
I have an oven thermometer, so I know the temperature was right

Robin f Beard
October 31, 2020 12:21 pm
Reply to  Madeline

I haven’t made the recipe but I think that it should be cooked at 375 for about 30 to 45 minutes, and/or make sure the dough is at room temp and/or blind bake after rolling it to just to take the chill out of the dough. You are cooking with precooked ingredients accept for dough.

Last edited 9 days ago by Robin f Beard
Annie Berry
November 7, 2020 7:49 pm
Reply to  Madeline

Same here. I followed the instructions in the recipe, but even though the crust was just short of being over-browned, the inside layers were completely raw. I wound up having to pitch it, which is a complete waste of the money I spent on the ingredients. Don’t think I’ll take anymore chances with this one.

Tracy
March 29, 2020 1:59 am

I never leave reviews but I’m making an exception tonight. This recipe is awesome. Rave reviews from my picky eaters. My son doesn’t really eat much cheese so I browned up the meat and added bbq sauce and only half of it with shredded cheese. Everyone love love loved it. Next time I will make two.

Marsha
March 23, 2020 11:10 pm

Have you ever tried it with a little marinara sauce

March 11, 2020 2:51 pm

Garbage bread? I always call it Hamburger bread or Cheeseburger bread. Weird. But, still, this stuff is as amazing as it is unhealthy.

Pat
February 3, 2020 1:05 am

This was very well received, although since I don’t eat meat I can’t comment myself on how it tasted. Very easy to make. My husband said it needed the dipping sauce, which was also simple to make.

Nikole
February 2, 2020 12:56 am

I absolutely love the way you write this recipe out. I appreciate the humorous remarks.
And it’s completely delicious!

November 19, 2019 6:59 pm

Made the dough in my bread machine & tried this recipe. Instead of Velveeta I used Swiss and a bunch of sauteed mushrooms. It was like a bacon, mushroom, swiss, burger but WAY better. I’d never heard of garbage bread before but, it opens up a world of creative opportunities. Thank you for the idea!

nina
October 3, 2019 8:51 pm

our family enjoyed the garbage bread.it was a tasty way to change up dinner! next time i would cut the steak seasoning in half.we could also try some other cheeses or meats just for fun. thanks for the recipe.

Sandi
April 10, 2019 6:45 pm

I made this for dinner tonight. We liked it, but felt the Velveeta was a little overpowering. Next time I make it, I think I’m going to cut the Velveeta in half, add pepper jack cheese and chopped jalapenos.

Kristen Clause
December 16, 2018 8:23 am

This will be the 2nd year I have made garbage bread for my company holiday party and we love it! It is a comforting food with just the right flavors. You can always add burger hot sauce or Frank’s Red Hot if you have people who want a little zip. Thanks for the recipe!

Alyssa
August 31, 2018 7:58 pm

My entire family raved about this. I did add garlic butter on top when it came out if the oven, but it was amazing even without. I did have a bit if undone dough in yhe middle, but that might be my new oven. I woukd go eith 20 minutes for that reason

April 16, 2018 11:00 pm

I’ve made something similar lots of times. My great-grandma had a a version of this called “supper in a Bread loaf” You can findthat recipe on my blog 10centsofdates.com

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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