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I had some ground beef that I had to cook. I also had pizza dough that I knew I doubted I’d use this coming week and didn’t want it to turn bad. So I decided to make a homemade calzone with it. Some people might call this a stromboli, and they might be right. Calzones and strombolis can be pretty similar. Calzones typically are half moon shaped whereas strombolis are more rolled or folded like this is. In my experience though, calzones have ricotta cheese. So I don’t know. Maybe I should call this a stromzone. Or a calboli. Anyway. No matter what you call it, it’s super easy and super tasty. Here’s how I made it.
Homemade Bacon Cheeseburger Calzone
- 1x 15 oz bag refrigerated fresh pizza dough
- 1.5 lbs ground beef
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded bacon
- Pickles (optional)
- 1-2 tsp spreadable butter/margarine (I used Country Crock)
- Seasoning salt
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
Preheat oven to 350.
Brown the ground beef to approximately medium. Do not overcook it so it becomes hard, dark and crunchy.
Place the ground beef in a large bowl, along with the cheese, ketchup and bacon. Mix well.
Spread the pizza dough out and form a rectangle.
Place the beef mixture on top of the dough. Don’t go all the way to the ends or you won’t be able to close the dough.
Fold up and pinch the ends and the top and bottom of the dough, sealing the rectangle.
Using a knife or the back of a spoon spread the butter over the entire op surface of the calzone.
Sprinkle the seasoning salt, onion powder and garlic powder across the top of the calzone. I was pretty liberal, you can use as much or as little as you like.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.