Cheeseburger-Stuffed Garlic Bread

Take garlic bread to the next level by stuffing it with meaty, cheesy deliciousness.


  • 1 French baguette
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), cut into pieces
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 slices cheddar cheese
  • Thousand Island for dipping
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup sweet relish
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt butter in a pot with garlic and cook until toasty. Remove from heat, season with salt and pepper and stir in chopped parsley. Set aside.
  3. Trim ends of baguette and cut into quarters. Using a small paring knife, hollow out the middle of each piece. Brush interior with garlic butter.
  4. In a bowl, season chuck with minced onion, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Form mixture into 4 patties.
  5. Heat a cast-iron skillet. Working in batches, sear patties until cooked on both sides. Set aside to cool.
  6. Mix together ingredients for Thousand Island dressing.
  7. Building time! Layer cheese, patty, cheese, patty, cheese, and stuff into bread. Continue with remaining bread.
  8. Slice each quarter loaf into thirds and brush each piece with garlic butter. Wrap in foil and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and bubbly. Serve with Thousand Island dressing.