Cheeseburger Garbage Bread

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Cool Time:
15 mins
Rest Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins


  • 6 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 cup diced red onion

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 8 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded, divided

  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough (see Chef's Notes)

  • 1/2 cup diced dill pickle or relish

  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter (see Chef's Notes)

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

For "Secret Sauce" (optional):

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise

  • 3 tablespoons ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons mustard

  • 2 tablespoons minced dill pickle or relish

  • 1 tablespoon minced green onions


  1. Cook bacon over medium heat in a nonstick skillet until crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain bacon on a paper towel-lined plate; set aside. Do not wipe out the pan.

  2. Add onions and pinch of salt to the pan with the bacon grease, and turn heat to medium-high. Sauté until onions soften up and start to take on golden-brown color, 3 to 4 minutes. Add beef; cook, breaking up the meat with a spatula up into small crumbles, until browned, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Stir salt, freshly ground black pepper, cayenne, and Worcestershire sauce into the beef; continue to cook until beef is browned and any liquid in the pan has evaporated. 

  4. Turn off the heat. Stir in reserved bacon, 2 tablespoons ketchup, 1 tablespoon mustard, and 1/2 the shredded Cheddar cheese. Let mixture cool to room temperature before using, about 15 minutes.

  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  6. Using only as much flour as needed, press, roll and stretch pizza dough out into a 10x15-inch rectangle.

  7. Transfer meat mixture onto dough, leaving 1 1/2 inches of dough uncovered on both short sides, as well as the long edge closest to you. Leave about 2 1/2 inches uncovered on the opposite edge.

  8. Scatter dill pickle and green onions over beef, and then top evenly with remaining cheese. Brush a little water along the long edge of dough, where the roll will finish.

  9. Fold the dough from each side over the filling, and then begin rolling up from the bottom. As you roll, make sure the dough on each end stays sealed and holds in filling. When the roll is almost complete, stretch the edge of the dough and complete rolling with the seam on the bottom.

  10. Transfer roll to the prepared sheet pan. Brush with melted butter or a beaten egg, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  11. Bake in the preheated oven until well browned, and fat from the beef has started to leak out from the bottom or ends of the roll, about 35 minutes.

  12. Meanwhile for "Secret Sauce", whisk mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons ketchup, 2 tablespoons mustard, 2 tablespoons dill pickle, and 1 tablespoon sliced green onions together in a small bowl.

  13. Transfer to a cooling rack, and let rest 20 to 30 minutes before serving. Serve with “Secret Sauce.”

    pizza dough filled with cheeseburger ingredients and rolled into a spiral, cut into slices on a board

    John Mitzewich

    Chef's Notes:

    Try one of these favorite pizza crust recipes:

    To finish the roll, melted butter tastes great, but doesn’t do a great job of making the sesame seeds stick. If you want the seeds to stay on when you cut, use a beaten egg instead.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
22g Fat
26g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 714mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 23g 47%
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Calcium 204mg 16%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 338mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

Related Recipes

Sous Vide Beef Tenderloin Roast

Author: Ebba King IV

Trending Videos Close this video player Cook Time: 2 hrs 40 mins Chill Time: 8 hrs Rest Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 hrs...

View Recipes
Beef Ragu

Author: Taylor Turner

Trending Videos Close this video player Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 3 hrs Total Time: 3 hrs 20 mins Servings: 4 ...

View Recipes
Keema Aloo (Ground Beef and Potatoes)

Author: Gillian Brakus

Trending Videos Close this video player Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 55 mins Additional Time: 5 mins Total Time: 1 hr 20...

View Recipes
John Wayne Casserole

Author: Evelyn Keebler II

Trending Videos Close this video player The John Wayne casserole is a hearty and satisfying dish that's sure to please everyone at...

View Recipes
Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew

Author: Gustave Conn

Trending Videos Close this video player Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 3 hrs 15 mins Total Time: 3 hrs 30 mins Servings: 8 ...

View Recipes
Bihari Kabab

Author: Zackary Johnston

Trending Videos Close this video player Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Marinate Time: 6 hrs Total Time: 7 hrs ...

View Recipes
Tex-Mex Ground Beef and Potato Skillet

Author: Prof. Ali Halvorson Jr.

Trending Videos Close this video player Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 ...

View Recipes
Crunchwrap Casserole

Author: Dr. Wilber Koss

Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 40 mins Stand Time: 5 mins Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins Servings: 8 Ingredients 1 lb. lean ground beef ...

View Recipes
Lazy Hazy Beef Chili

Author: Angelica Gaylord

There’s nothing wrong with cheating (in a culinary context) — as long as you know you can get away with it. This virtually effortless beef chili is a...

View Recipes
Air Fryer Crispy Beef and Broccoli

Author: Jane Cummings

Trending Videos Close this video player Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 ...

View Recipes