How To Make Bacon Cheeseburger “Garbage Bread”

I’ve always said that the hardest part of becoming a vegetarian would be giving up Chick-Fil-A and hamburgers, and this recipe is basically case-in-point. Whip this up for your next party, tailgate or get together and prepare yourself for lots of compliments!

  • 2 lbs ground beef chuck
  • 12 oz. American cheese slices (about 30 slices)
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 1 1/2 pounds store-bought pizza dough, at room temperature (see Cook’s Note)
  • 5 tbsp. ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 12 strips cooked bacon, broken in half
  • One 32-ounce jar dill pickle chips (35 to 40 chips)
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat (8-10 minutes).
  3. Remove beef from the skillet into a large bowl, allow to cool, then stir in 1/2 of the cheese, chopped.
  4. Roll dough into a rectangle and arrange the beef and cheese mixture on half.
  5. Drizzle 2 tbsp. of ketchup over the beef and uncovered dough, then repeat with mustard and red onion.
  6. Lay remaining cheese slices down on the dough with no beef on it.
  7. Arrange bacon and dill pickle chips over the beef mixture.
  8. Gently roll up the dough into a log and pinch the ends together to seal it down.
  9. Brush the log with water and sprinkle with sesame seeds, then bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Whisk together mayonnaise, onion flakes, sugar, salt, pepper, 2 tbsp. dill pickle and 1 tsp. of pickle brine in a bowl.
  11. Slice the bread and serve with special sauce!