These calzones are very popular with my kids and DH. 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.
- 1 lb ground beef or 1 lb beef roast
- 1⁄4 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup bell pepper, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1⁄2 cup A.1. Original Sauce
- 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 2 (11 ounce) packagesrefrigerated pizza dough
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded (8 oz.)
- 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.
- Keep warm.
- In small skillet, over medium-high heat, heat tomato sauce, steak sauce & Italian seasoning to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
- Stir 1 cup tomato sauce mixture into beef mixture; set aside.
- Keep remaining tomato sauce mixture warm. Unroll pizza dough from 1 package; divide into 4 equal pieces.
- Roll each piece into 6 square; spoon 1/3 cup reserved beef mixture onto center of each square.
- Top with ¼ cup cheese.
- Fold dough over to form triangle.
- Press edges together, sealing well with tines of a fork.
- Repeat with remaining dough, filling & cheese to make a total of 8 calzones.
- Bake at 400* for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve with warm sauce. Garnish as desired. Serves 8.
These calzones were absolutely delicious !! Made for a great lunch with just some Wickles Pickles and home made beets. This was such a fast lunch to put together. I had prepared everything in the morning and just popped it in the oven when I got to work. The only thing I changed was I used red peppers (just a taste preference) and I cut the recipe in half. We both loved them. The sauce was really good for these, I was surprised, I normally just go with a sweeter pizza dipping kind of sauce but the A1 really added a nice piquant taste. Thanks for sharing your recipe Sweet Diva...will be making these again.