Meatball/Meatloaf Calzone


Eat me!

I was trying to make a meatball Calzone but it ended up looking more like a meatloaf Calzone. It still tasted great and was a big hit for dinner and even leftovers. I would go so far to say it tasted even better as a leftover!

You will need pizza dough to make the Clazone which you can just use any pizza dough recipe. I went with the recipe from my bread machine book.

Ingredients for Calzone:

  • Pizza dough – homemade or store bought
  • 1 cup of Provolone cheese – shredded
  • Classico spaghetti sauce  – I love this stuff!

Ingredients for Meatball:

  • 1 pound of 93% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Yellow onion – diced
  • 1 garlic cloves – diced
  • 1 cup of plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried Basal
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried Oregano
  • 1 pinch of Kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 table spoons of tomato paste blend with a 1/4 cup of water

Build it, cook it, top it, eat it

  1. Make or purchase the pizza dough. I created mine with my bread machine
  2. Put all the Meatball ingredients into a large bowl and blend well
  3. Form the meatballs into even sizes – I made 5
  4. Put the meatballs in the Frig for about 15 minutes to cool back down so they will stay together during cooking
  5. Preheat a large skillet to medium high heat and place meatballs in skillet but make sure they are not touching. You will need to rotate the meatballs often so they cook evenly. I rotated them with a fork and spatula but be careful you don’t want these to fall apart. Cook for about 10 minutes or until brown with a crunchy outside.
  6. Remove from the skillet when done with a large spoon and place into simmering spaghetti sauce. Let the meatballs simmer for about 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 F
  8. Roll out dough into 6 inch discs just like you would do if  you where making a small pizza crust
  9. Place pinch of grated Provolone cheese in the center of the disc then place the sauced meatball in the center and wrap it up.
  10. Place seem side down on a baking sheet
  11. Brush each calzone with olive oil and top with the Provolone cheese
  12. Cook in oven for about 40 minutes
  13. Heat the spaghetti sauce
  14. When the calzones are done remove from oven and slice down the middle topping with spaghetti sauce and sprinkle with Parmusaun cheese
  15. Serve and enjoy!

Cooked and ready for slicing and saucing.


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