Nothing Hidden in This Calzone

14 Oct

Quick steak and cheese calzone. This massive and tasty meal was delicious and very easy. A few ingredients, some time, and viola!

What I used:

  • 1 lb shaved steak
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups cheese, shredded, diced or sliced (your preference of cheese)
  • pre-maid dough (too lazy to make my own)
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced
  • package of baby bella mushroom caps, about 6 caps, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, rinsed
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic, minced (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp adobe

If you bought the dough frozen, let it sit out and thaw. After it’s thawed, flatten it out a bit and let it sit for about 30 minutes to let it rise and expand.

*I have a major issue when it comes to cutting onions. No matter what I do, I seem to come out of the battle like I had just witnessed a puppy being run over by a truck; the tears do not stop flowing! A tip from me to my followers…CHEWING GUM! Seriously, I thought it was an ‘urban, kitchen legend’ but I tossed a piece in my mouth and didn’t shed 1 tear.

Heat a  sauté pan on medium-high heat and add the oil. When the oil is hot, toss in the mushrooms, onions and garlic. Add the garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste. Cook these until the onions are translucent and the mushrooms shrink to about 3/4 their original size.

While that’s going on, heat another pan on medium and add the shaved steak. Toss in the adobe and salt and pepper to taste. Cook the steak until there is no more pink.

Take a cookie sheet and spread some oil over it evenly so the dough doesn’t stick. Spread the dough out across the entire sheet and cover as much of the pan as you can.

When you notice the steak is just about done (barely any pink left), add the spinach to the onions and mushrooms and cook for about 4 minutes.

Take 1 cup of the cheese and spread it across half of the dough. Next place the steak across the top of the cheese. Now you can toss the vegetables over the steak. Lastly, add the remaining cheese on top of the vegetables and meat.

Take the other half of the dough and fold it over the half with all the ingredients, forming a calzone. Pinch the sides of the dough so that none of the ingredients fall out.

Place the calzone in the over for about 30-45 minutes until the dough is golden brown.


I enjoyed my calzone with a Caesar salad and it was tasty!


One Response to “Nothing Hidden in This Calzone”

  1. Dianna November 4, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    This looks so good, I think I may have to try it!

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