Seasoned ground beef is wrapped in pizza crust and combines Italian and Mexican flavors in this recipe.
25 min.prep time
50 min.total time
1/2 pound lean ground beef
3/4 cup hot water (not boiling)
2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
1 (6.5-ounce) package dry pizza crust mix
4 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
Heat oven to 375°F. Cook ground beef in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned (5 to 7 minutes). Drain off fat. Stir in 1/4 cup
water and 1 tablespoon
taco seasoning. Continue cooking until heated through (2 to 4 minutes). Remove from heat; keep warm.
Meanwhile, cut 5
cheese slices into 4 strips each; set aside. Coarsely chop remaining 2 cheese slices. Combine chopped
cheese, crust mix and remaining 1 tablespoon taco seasoning in small bowl; stir until well mixed. Add remaining 1/2 cup hot water; stir until well mixed. Cover; let stand 5 minutes.
Divide dough into 4
equal pieces. Roll out each piece of dough on lightly floured surface into a 6-inch circle. Place about 1/3 cup
beef mixture onto bottom half of each circle of dough to within 1/4 inch of edge. Top each with 1 teaspoon
cilantro and 5 strips
cheese. Fold other half of dough over filling; press edges to seal.
Place calzones onto greased baking sheet. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes or until crust is light golden brown. Serve topped with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.
- Make several meals ahead by doubling this recipe. Place unbaked calzones onto prepared baking sheet. Freeze until set (30 minutes). Remove calzones from freezer. Wrap each calzone in plastic food wrap; then wrap in aluminum foil. Store in freezer container or resealable plastic freezer bag. Freeze 8 hours or up to 3 months.To thaw; place desired number of calzones in refrigerator for 24 hours or until thawed. Bake at 375°F. for 20 to 22 minutes.
- For easy lunches for one, bake calzones as directed. When cool, wrap each calzone in plastic food wrap. Store in freezer container or plastic freezer bag. Freeze 8 hours or up to 3 months. Thaw calzone in refrigerator for 4 hours. Remove plastic wrap; place calzone on microwave-safe plate. Microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH (70% power) until heat through (2 to 3 minutes).
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