Baja Pizza Pouches (Calzones)

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by gailanng

This is where Italy meets Mexico.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb bulk hot pork sausage
  • 12 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 (12 ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 14 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (16 ounce) package hot roll mix
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) cancrushed italian flavored tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • butter, melted
  • 1 cup guacamole (optional)


  1. In a fry pan or skillet, brown pork sausage and ground beef. Drain any fat. Add beans, cumin and garlic powder. Heat through.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare hot roll mix according to package directions for pizza crust. Divide dough into eight pieces. Form each piece into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball into a 7 to 8 inch circle. Place dough circles on 2 oiled baking sheets.
  3. Place 1/2 cup meat mixture on half the dough circle, to within 1/2 inch of edge. Spoon 2 tablespoons crushed tomato over meat mixture. Top each calzone with 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese and 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese. Moisten edges of dough with water and fold circles in half. Press edges firmly together with a fork. Brush with melted butter. Bake at 400° F for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with a side of guacamole.

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