Thursday, September 29, 2011

Beefy Calzones

I have a  recipe for you....because it's on my menu of things to make within the next week or so, and apparently there's a few of you out there who have missed my regular recipe posting! =)  Roast is on sale this week, so I'll be stocking up and roasting for future recipes like this one......

These calzones are always a hit with my family. =)  I make my own pizza dough and double the sauce to make sure we have plenty for dipping. I also frequently toss in 1 cup of frozen green pepper/ red pepper/ onion blend instead of the onion and bell pepper called for. I have made them with ground beef, but our *favorite* way is with leftover roast beef. Either way, they're good! These freeze well also.  Try them.  You'll like them.  If you don't, your kids will! ; )

Beefy Calzones

Beefy Calzones. Photo by Sweet Diva


    • 1 lb ground beef or 1 lb beef roast 
    • 1/4 cup onions, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup bell peppers, finely chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
    • 1/2 cup A-1 Steak Sauce
    • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • 2 (11 ounce) packages refrigerated pizza dough
    • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded ( 8 oz.)


  1. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, cook beef, onion, pepper and garlic until beef is no longer pink, stirring to break up meat;drain.
  2. Keep warm.
  3. In small skillet, over medium-high heat, heat tomato sauce, steak sauce & Italian seasoning to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  5. Stir 1 cup tomato sauce mixture into beef mixture; set aside.
  6. Keep remaining tomato sauce mixture warm. Unroll pizza dough from 1 package; divide into 4 equal pieces.
  7. Roll each piece into 6 square; spoon 1/3 cup reserved beef mixture onto center of each square.
  8. Top with ¼ cup cheese.
  9. Fold dough over to form triangle.
  10. Press edges together, sealing well with tines of a fork.

  1. Repeat with remaining dough, filling & cheese to make a total of 8 calzones.
  2. Bake at 400* for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Serve with warm sauce. Garnish as desired. Serves 8.
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Anonymous said...

Great, now I'm hungry! Those look delicious!!!! Anything wrapped in a carb shell has got to be good :)

laurie said...

This looks like an easy and delicious recipe!

Jennifer said...

These look delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

This looks so good. I always use hamburger in my calzones. I'll have to try your recipe and see if we like it this way. We buy a whole cow every year so we always have leftover meat.

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

great recipe.