Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Tex-Mex Calzones

Tex-Mex Calzones (Adapted from Cooking Light)

2 teaspoons canola oil
8 ounces ground turkey
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder
1/4 teaspoon teaspoon chili powder
3 garlic cloves, minced
salt and fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup salsa verde
12 ounces prepared whole-wheat pizza dough (I used our favorite recipe)
3 ounces (about 3/4 cup) shredded Mexican blend cheese
olive oil
sour cream, for serving

Preheat oven to 425 degrees with a pizza stone placed on the lowest rack.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add turkey and cook, stirring to crumble, until lightly browned, about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in bell pepper, onion, cumin, chili powder and garlic - season with salt and pepper. Cook until the vegetables are just crisp-tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add salsa verde, remove from the heat and stir to combine.

Sprinkle enough cornmeal to lightly cover a pizza peel. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. On a lightly floured surface, stretch each piece of dough into a rough 6" x 4" rectangle. Evenly divide the turkey mixture between one side of each dough rectangle. Divide the cheese between the tops of each - fold dough over turkey mixture and press edges together to seal. Drizzle a little olive oil over each calzone and rub in.

Carefully transfer calzones to the pizza peel and slide onto the stone - bake until golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly. Serve each calzone with a dollop or two of sour cream.

Makes 4 calzones.

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  1. We had this tonight and it was delicious! In lieu of sour cream, we had guacamole!

  2. Misskitty - Good call on using guac!