Garbage Bread: A Taste of Pure Gold

Don’t let the name fool you—Garbage Bread might sound simple, but it’s a savory delight packed with mouthwatering ingredients. This stuffed bread combines the best of ground beef, melted cheeses, and a mix of vegetables, all wrapped in a thin crust pizza dough. It’s perfect for a casual dinner, game day snack, or a party appetizer. With its hearty filling and golden crust, Garbage Bread is sure to become a family favorite.


  • 1 thin crust pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup sliced bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Make the Filling: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onions and minced garlic, sautéing until they are fragrant and translucent, approximately 2-3 minutes. Add the ground beef, breaking it apart with a spatula as it cooks. Season with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Once the beef is browned and cooked through, drain any excess fat.
  2. Incorporate the Vegetables: Add the sliced bell peppers and black olives (if using) to the skillet. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the peppers soften slightly. Take the skillet off the heat and allow the mixture to cool slightly.
  3. Roll Out the Dough: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough into a rectangular shape. Spread the ground beef mixture evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
  4. Top with Cheese: Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheeses over the beef and vegetable mixture.
  5. Roll and Seal: Starting from one of the long edges, carefully roll the dough up tightly to form a log. Pinch the seams and ends to seal the filling inside.
  6. Apply Egg Wash: Place the rolled dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Beat the egg in a small bowl and brush it over the top of the dough to give it a golden, glossy finish.
  7. Bake the Bread: Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and cooked through.
  8. Serve and Savor: Slice the Garbage Bread and serve it warm. It’s delicious on its own or paired with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.


Garbage Bread is a deliciously deceptive dish that proves you don’t need fancy ingredients to create something truly enjoyable. The combination of seasoned ground beef, melted cheese, and flavorful vegetables all wrapped in a crispy crust makes for a satisfying and versatile meal. Whether you’re feeding a crowd or just looking for a comforting homemade snack, Garbage Bread is a surefire hit that will have everyone coming back for more. Enjoy the golden goodness of this tasty treat!