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{Insta}recipes ~ Cheeseburger Calzone

Last week one of my Instagram friends, Melissa, posted a cheeseburger calzone picture and was gracious enough to type out the recipe on her iPhone WITH a cast on one hand! Thanks, girl!

So, this was what was for dinner last night. I could hardly wait to make it since I had never made a calzone before.

Elliott suggested, “How about Sundays are ladies cook nights!”. I couldn’t say no to that so we donned our aprons and got to work.

Here is the ingredient line-up:

1 tube Pillsbury French Bread loaf

1 pound ground beef or turkey

1/2 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup Ketchup

1/4 cup Mustard

6 slices cheese {I used pre-shredded cheddar}


Brown your ground beef with the onion and garlic. Add the ketchup and mustard and mix together. Roll out your bread {this is where it gets sketchy…I don’t know if you’re supposed to unroll the dough by hand as it comes out of the tube and THEN roll it with a rolling pin or just roll it out directly as it comes out of the tube which is what I did. I had trouble getting it into a big flat piece which is what I envisioned} At any rate, I ended up cutting it in half and having two long pieces of dough. Lay the bottom piece of dough on a greased {with Pam} pan, put cheese, pickles and then the meat down the middle, leaving a little room on the top and sides. Add the top layer of dough and press the edges together {I also got a fork and pressed down to seal and give it those little lines}. Put a few slits in the top to vent and bake according to package directions {26-30 minutes at 350*}. Let cool for about 5 minutes, slice and serve!

{not the prettiest calzone I’ve ever seen, but still delish}

I served ours with blue cheese coleslaw.

Three quarters of the family thoroughly enjoyed it…Holden opted for a ham sandwich. Surprise.


Happy Monday!