Instant Pot Garbage Bread–scrumptious bacon cheeseburger filling is rolled up in dough and baked. It’s fun to make and eat!
Instant Pot Garbage Bread
I don’t know where the term “garbage bread” came from but I stumbled across it the internet and immediately I knew that I must try it. Basically it’s a pizza dough rolled up with delicious filling inside and baked. There are all sorts of fillings that could go in garbage bread. I chose to make a bacon cheeseburger filling. And it turned out sooooo good. Greg and I both snacked on it before the kids got home from school and then fed them the scraps. Oops. That’s what happens sometimes when we both work from home.
This is a really fun recipe to make! It reminds me of making cinnamon rolls. I dipped mine in ketchup and mustard. But try fry sauce too! Or eat it plain. Either way it’s a delightful dinner!
Tips for making Instant Pot Garbage Bread:
- If you have picky eaters you can double the recipe and make two different types of garbage bread! Or do what Rachel did, “I split the dough into two and made one for the kids with pepperoni and one for me and the hubs with salami and chopped mushrooms added.”
- I like to use a stand mixture fitted with a dough hook to make my dough. I use a Bosch Mixer* that’s got to be from the 80s. But it’s the best. If you don’t have a stand mixer you can stir the dough together in a bowl with a wooden spoon.
- Use warm water, almost hot. I stuck tap water into the microwave for about 45 seconds.
- If you don’t have a yogurt button on your Instant Pot then you will place dough in a bowl and let raise on the counter for 1 hour.
- Use a silpat* to roll the dough out on and then just move the mat on top of the baking sheet.
- Let the filling cool a bit. If you put it on the dough when it is hot it might cause holes.
- Roll slowly. Be patient. If you get a hole in the dough just try to repair it the best you can. I had holes in mine and it still looked great and tasted delicious!
- By brushing the outside of the loaf with egg it causes a beautiful brown crust. Beat the egg and then gently brush* the egg over all exposed sides of the loaf.
- If you’re looking to keep the loaf warm until dinner wrap it in foil and place in the oven on warm setting.
What other types of garbage bread are there?
There are so many ideas that you could use! Use the same dough recipe but try these other fillings…
- Pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese
- Buffalo chicken dip
- Crack chicken
- Spinach artichoke dip
- Chicken, broccoli and cheese
- Chicken, bacon and ranch
- BBQ chicken and cheddar
- Vegetarian pizza
More Instant Pot Bread Recipes…
Stromboli–Use your Instant Pot to help you make stromboli faster! My stromboli recipe has pizza dough filled with cheese, sauce, pepperoni and salami. Then it’s rolled up and baked.
Runzas–a Nebraska favorite, runzas are a cross between a hot pocket and a burger. Ground beef, onions and cabbage are wrapped in a yeast dough and baked, resulting in a savory pastry.
Little Caesars Crazy Bread–Make copy cat Little Caesars Crazy Bread at home with a little help from your Instant Pot. These breadsticks are so addicting! I dare you to eat just one.
What Pressure Cooker Did You Use?
To make I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.
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Scrumptious bacon cheeseburger filling is rolled up in dough and baked. It’s fun to make and eat!
- ½ tsp honey
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast or instant yeast
- ½ tsp olive oil
- ¾ tsp kosher salt
- 2 ½ cups flour
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 tsp Montreal steak seasoning
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp ketchup
- 1 Tbsp mustard
- 5 slices bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
- ⅓ cup diced dill pickles
- 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 egg, beaten
- Make the dough by adding honey and water into your mixer. Sprinkle in the yeast and let it foam up for a couple of minutes. Add in the olive oil, kosher salt, and a cup of flour. Mix. Then gradually add in the rest of the flour and mix. Once the dough starts pulling away from the sides of the bowl you are done mixing. You may need to add a few extra tablespoons of flour to get it to that point.
- Spray the liner of your Instant Pot with non-stick cooking spray. Form the dough into a ball and place it into the Instant Pot. Press the yogurt button on your Instant Pot and adjust until it is on LESS setting which will read 24:00 on the display. Cover the Instant Pot with a plate or towel and let the dough raise for 30 minutes.
- While dough is raising prepare your filling. Heat a pan over medium high heat (you can also use the sauté setting of your Instant Pot after dough is done). Add in the ground beef and break it up. Add in the onions and brown for about 5 minutes. Drain off excess grease. Turn off heat.
- Season with the Montreal steak seasoning. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, mustard, bacon and pickles. Set aside.
- Once dough has risen for 30 minutes, punch it down. Place the dough on a floured countertop or on a silpat* that fits inside a rimmed baking sheet. Roll the dough into a large rectangle (about 11 inches by 14 inches). Place the dough carefully onto a rimmed baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper (or simply lift the silpat onto the rimmed baking sheet).
- Spoon the meat mixture over the dough leaving a 1 inch border along all sides.
- Sprinkle the cheese over the top.
- Fold over the three of the sides 1 inch. Leave one of the long sides unfolded. Use a pastry brush to brush the egg over all four sides.
- Start rolling the dough (like cinnamon rolls) from the unfolded side. It’s easiest if you lift up the parchment or silpat to help you roll it.
- Pinch the seam. Position seam side down on the baking sheet.
- Brush the entire loaf with the egg wash (it will give it a nice, brown color). Then use a small knife to make about 6 diagonal slits for venting.
- Bake at 500° F for 8-10 minutes and then lower the temperature to 375° F and bake for 10-12 minute longer.
- Let it cool for 5 minutes and then use a serrated bread knife to slice into 2 inch pieces.
- Serve with fry sauce for dipping, if desired.
If you don’t have a yogurt button on your Instant Pot then you will place dough in a bowl and let raise on the counter for 1 hour.
- Category: Beef
- Method: Instant Pot/Oven
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