Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I never made a calzone until I saw this Rachael Ray Bacon Cheeseburger Calzone recipe It is super simple, and really good. Below is my usual Bacon Cheeseburger recipe, but tonight, I made myself pepperoni and Kevin hamburger, pepperoni, and bacon. We always dip them in ranch:) Yummy, and quick.

1 pound refrigerated pizza dough-I just use the Pillsbury kind
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
3/4 pound ground beef
4 slices bacon-precooked is easiest
Minced onion
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
One can of diced tomatoes, I like to use the garlic and onion kind

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Divide the pizza dough and form into 2 balls. Place in a large bowl greased with 1 tablespoon olive oil, cover with plastic wrap and let rest at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef over medium heat, breaking up the meat, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the minced onion and tomatoes and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Crumble the bacon into the beef mixture and stir in the cheese; season with salt.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 ball of dough into a 12-inch round and transfer to a large oiled baking sheet. Place half the beef mixture on one side of the round. Top with half the tomatoes. Fold over the dough to form a half moon; crimp the edge to seal. Repeat with the remaining dough. Brush the calzones with olive oil. Pierce a vent in the top of each. Bake until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.

It makes 2 calzones, about this size!

This was the inside of my mini pepperoni calzone:)

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