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Garbage Bread

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Garbage Bread is called Garbage Bread not because it’s trash, but because you can throw pretty much anything in it. (And it’ll still be good.) Our version here is stuffed with ground beef, bacon, green onions, cheddar cheese, and a hearty sprinkle of steak seasoning for a meaty, oh-so-savory snack bread that’s entirely too hard to stop eating.

And wouldn’t you believe it… it’s also super easy to make. The filling is little more than browning up some ground beef and seasoning it…

… And the dough? Well, that comes out of a can. So that couldn’t be easier. You can use French bread dough or pizza dough here. We used pizza dough because that’s all we could get on cooking day, but French bread dough will give you a sturdier base and a tighter spiral. Either way, it still tastes delicious!

Roll it up, brush it with melted butter and get in the oven for about thirty minutes and then it’s snacking time.

This is great for things like game day or any occasion where you want to set out something to nibble on, but it’s definitely hearty enough to make a meal out of if that’s when your craving happens to strike.

Serves 6

15m prep time

20m cook time

Rated 4.7 out of 5
Rated by 13 reviewers
  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning
  • 1/2 cup green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 (14 oz) can French bread dough (can substitute pizza dough if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crispy but still chewy. Remove and chop. Set aside.
  3. Drain most of the fat from pan, then add ground beef and onion. Season with steak seasoning, and salt and pepper and cook until beef is no longer pink, 5-6 minutes.
  4. Stir in bacon and green onions and remove from heat.
  5. Roll out French bread dough in a rectangle. Spread beef mixture evenly over dough, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge. Top with cheese.
  6. Starting with a long side, roll dough up tightly and tuck ends under 1/2-inch on each side. Transfer to a baking sheet.
  7. Brush top with melted butter and bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Dinner Then Dessert.

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