I did some refrigerator cleaning cooking the other night. You know, that’s when you go through the fridge and find anything whose best by date is NOW, or maybe even yesterday. I had some ground beef that had to be cooked. I had pizza dough whose best by date was the day before. I had part of a tomato and part of an onion. Put all of that together and I had a cheeseburger calzone. I’s simple to make and it’s very juicy and tasty. Here’s how I made it.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 15 oz fresh pizza dough (I get it in a case in the dairy area of the grocery store)
- 1 cup sharp shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup onion
- 3/4 cup tomato
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp soft butter
- salt, pepper, grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 f.
Brown the ground beef.
Dice the onion. Dice the tomato. Drain the diced tomatoes.
Drain the fat off of the ground beef and place into a bowl. Add the shredded cheddar, garlic powder, onion powder, ketchup and diced tomatoes and mix well.
Spread out your dough to make a rectangle.
Place ground beef mixture in the middle.
Fold the top and bottom of crust to meet. Fold the left and right ends in. Pinch all openings/seams of the dough to seal.
Rub the butter across the top of the entire crust.
Sprinkle a little salt, pepper and grated cheese on it. There’s no measurement for that, it’s to your taste.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until crust is turning golden. The thicker you made the calzone the longer it will take.
Serve and enjoy with your favorite sauce. Or ketchup if you prefer.