We don’t know why this is called Garbage Bread, because it’s literally the furthest thing from garbage! Sure, it’s a little messy to eat, but we’d expect nothing less from what is essentially bread stuffed with a hamburger. Seriously! The buttery bread is filled with juicy ground beef, classic condiments like mustard and ketchup, melty American cheese, and even pickle pieces for that contrasting sourness. It might be called Garbage Bread, but it’s certainly a winner in our book!

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For the bread:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • flour, to taste, for dusting a work surface
  • 1 (11-ounce) tube refrigerated French bread dough
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons mustard
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 dill pickle spears, chopped
  • 8 slices American cheese

For the topping:

  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Thousand Island dressing, to taste, for serving
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Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 3 –In a large pan, add the ground beef and the diced onion and cook over medium-high heat, while crumbling the meat, until the beef is browned, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 4 –Season the beef mixture with the salt and the pepper.

Step 5 –Drain any excess grease from the pan.

Step 6 –Using the flour, lightly dust a work surface. Roll the French bread dough out on the work surface into a large rectangle.

Step 7 –Spread the ketchup and the mustard evenly over the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edges.

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Step 8 –Evenly layer the cooked beef mixture on top of the condiment layer.

Step 9 –Sprinkle the crumbled bacon and the chopped pickles over the beef layer.

Step 10 –Place the American cheese on top of the bacon and the pickles in a single layer.

Step 11 –Roll up the dough, starting from one long end to the other, and seal the edges.

Step 12 –Place the rolled-up dough onto the prepared baking sheet, seam-side down.

Step 13 –Brush the dough with the beaten egg.

Step 14 –Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top of the egg wash.

Step 15 –Bake until the dough is golden-brown, about 20-25 minutes.

Step 16 –Let the bread cool for at least 5 minutes.

Step 17 –Slice and serve with the Thousand Island dressing.