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Easy Recipe: Garlic Bread Made With Leftover Hot Dog and Hamburger Buns

Since it's summertime and you might be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs regularly for either just your own family or for larger groups, it is likely that you will have leftover hot dog and hamburger rolls.  For me, those rolls tend to get old quickly, so I have gotten into the habit of making garlic bread with them to serve with hot or cold pasta dishes.  My family really enjoys it and it hardly takes anytime at all to prepare.

Recipe:  Easy Garlic Bread

hot dog or hamburger buns
margarine or butter
garlic salt
garlic seasoning blend

Step 1.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2.  Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil (optional).

Step 3.  Open your hot dog or hamburger buns and lay them flat in a single layer on the cookie sheet with the split sides of the buns facing up.

Step 4.  Spread a thin even coat of butter or margarine over the top of each bun.

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Step 5.  Lightly sprinkle garlic salt evenly over each bun.  (Use as much or as little to suit your taste.)

Step 6.  Sprinkle the garlic seasoning blend evenly over each bun.  (Two Sisters Gourmet Outrageously Garlic Seasoning Blend or Mrs. Dash Garlic Herb Seasoning both work well.)

Step 7.  Bake in the oven for approximately 5 minutes or until browned to your liking.  (Time will vary depending on your oven, so you must keep an eye on the bread.  Once it starts to brown, it could burn quickly.)

Serve warm with pasta, salad, or soup.  You should make at least one whole hamburger or hot dog bun for each adult.  Young children will likely only need one half.

I hope this easy recipe will come in handy for you next time you find yourself with leftover hot dog or hamburger buns on your hands.  You can also use this recipe on regular sliced sandwich bread.