Quick & Dirty Hamburger Spinach Calzones
- Ready In:
- 1 (10 ounce) package pillsbury pizza dough (sold in tubes in refrigerator section with biscuits and ready to bake cookies)
- 1⁄2 lb ground beef
- onion powder, to taste
- garlic powder, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
- 1 cup frozen spinach, thawed
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese or 1 cup cheddar cheese
- tomato sauce (I recommend Classico brand)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Season ground beef with onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper to taste.
- Brown beef.
- Open pizza crust package and slice into 2 or 3 sections depending on how hungry you are!
- Stretch dough sections a bit to thin them out and to make room for the filling.
- Layer beef, cheese, and spinach on each dough section.
- Wrap dough around filling.
- Bake on a cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes until golden.
- Serve with warm tomato sauce for dipping.
- Tips: I like to wrap the crust around the filling so that all four sides overlap on top.
- Then I flip them over so that they bake on the overlapping sections to prevent the bottom from falling out.
- You can patch any thin spots before baking by pulling dough off the thick spots and pressing it over the thin area.
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Very tasty! I used the Pilsbury light croissant dough and 2% cheese (colby/jack mix) to reduce calories from fat. I chopped up and cooked a small onion to add to the 1/2 pound of hamburger as well as 2 cloves of fresh garlic. I didn't notice that you said one cup of frozen spinach and used the entire 10 oz package. This produced eight little (baseball-size)calzones, using up every bit of the fillings. Then I mixed a can of the basil/garlic/oregano tomato sauce with a can of no salt tomato paste to create the dipping sauce. This dish was a hit with my 1 year old, 8 year old and dh. Thanks!
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