December 23, 2015

Cheesesteak Calzone

Recipe challenge, recipe #51.

I've had this window open on my browser for days. I hate typing up recipes, almost as much as I hate writing them down.  It's so tedious. However, in the spirit of's the next to last recipe for this year.

This is perfect New Year's food.

Or football food.

Or a late lunch on a Sunday and, hey, then you don't have to make dinner kind of food. I've discovered if I make lunch at 2pm, I don't have to make dinner.

I wanted to make it months ago and just got around to it recently.

Cheesesteak Calzone
serves 4-6, depending on how big your pizza crust is...the Pillsbury one isn't very big

1 pizza crust (either in the form of a ball of dough or from a Pillsbury can)
1 bell pepper, thinly sliced (or several mini sweet peppers, thinly sliced)
1/2 an onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup sliced portobello mushrooms
1/2 pound of thinly sliced steak
Slices of Swiss cheese
Mozzarella cheese (sliced, shredded, etc)

In a large pan, with a bit of oil, cook the steak until it's browned (about 10 minutes). Take it out and then put in the onions, peppers, and mushrooms and cook them about 15 minutes, until softened or golden-brown.
Lay out your pizza dough on a pizza stone or cookie sheet and roll it to the size you'd prefer.  If you get the Pillsbury one (and it's delicious), the work is already done for you.
Onto one side of the dough only, layer on the steak, vegetables, and top with slices of Swiss cheese.  I used about 6 and then I sprinkled shredded mozzarella and a bit of a cheddar blend over the top.
Fold over the other side and press with a fork to seal.  Poke a few holes in the top.
Bake at 375 degrees until the whole calzone is golden-brown, about 15-20 minutes.
Serve slices with warmed marinara sauce.

*This picture is not my best effort.  The sun was going down and I just took the picture on the cookie sheet.  I photograph food for blog purposes, yes. But I don't think I could ever really get excited about food photography. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for not calling this a Philly cheesesteak calzone. I hate when people do that.

    This looks good! I love calzones or stromboli on a Sunday or in a snowstorm. It would be great for New Year's too.


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