Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cowboy Calzones

We really enjoyed these.  They made enough to feed us the next day for lunch too.  I think I even sent some home with my dad, and just realized he never told me if he liked them or not...hmmm...how rude!  :o)  O'well.  We liked them.  I will make them again, but next time I'm gonna add LOTS more cheese.  I like lots of cheese in my calzones.  These were really easy to throw together.  And as you can see, my picky toddler loved them too!  YAY!

Cowboy Calzones
1/2 lb ground sausage
1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion, diced
1-10 oz can tomatoes and chilies
8 oz whole milk ricotta cheese
1/2 c. grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 c. grated monterey jack cheese
1 egg, beaten
salt and pepper
olive oil for brushing

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  In a large skillet, combine sausage, hamburger, and onion.  Cook until brown.  Drain excess grease.  Pour in tomatoes and chilies.  Stir to combine and cook for about 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and let it cool a little.  In a bowl, combine all the cheeses and egg.  Add a dash of salt and pepper.  Add the cooled meat mix to the cheese mix and stir gently to combine.  Divide the pizza dough into 8 equal size balls. Roll out on a floured surface to make a 6 inch circle.  Place 1/8th of the meat and cheese mix in the middle of each circle.  Fold the circle in half and gently press to flatten and spread the filling inside.  Press with a fork along the edge to seal your calzone closed.  Transfer to a greased baking sheet.  Repeat with remaining dough and filling.  Brush calzones with olive oil.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.  ENJOY!


Happy Tuesday!!

Source-The Pioneer Woman


  1. YUMMO is right! These look SO tasty.

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