Italian Calzones

Italian Calzones
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8
Prep time:
Cook time:
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  • 1 pound frozen white bread dough
  • 1 pound lean ground round beef
  • ½ cup chopped mushrooms
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ cup evaporated skim milk
  • 3 tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed fennel seed
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • ¾ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • vegetable cooking spray
  1. Thaw out bread the dough
  2. Combine the ground round and next 9 ingredients in a large skillet and stir well
  3. Stir mixture over medium heat for 10 minutes or until meat is browned
  4. Add sugar, ¾ cup tomato sauce, and salt
  5. stir occasional for the next 6 minutes
  6. Remove from heat and let mixture cool slightly
  7. Cut dough into 8 equal portions
  8. Cover the dough and take out 1 portion at a time
  9. roll portion to ⅛-inch thickness and repeat with the other 7 portions
  10. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray, place each portion on it spreading them into 6-inch circles using your fingertips coated in flour
  11. Using a spoon, place ⅓ cup of the meat mixture onto one half of each dough circle
  12. Moisten the edges of the dough with water and fold the dough over the filling
  13. Us a fork to seal the edges together
  14. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat the Calzones with butter
  15. Pre-heat over to 375F
  16. Place baking sheet in over and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown
  17. Remove Calzones from oven
  18. Use your pastry brush to again lightly coat the Calzones with butter
  19. Serve immediately
Italian Calzones was last modified: April 19th, 2014 by Chef