Mini Calzones

Pizza folded in half and filled with delicious ingredients: a thick sauce rich in vegetables accompanied by ground beef meat or cheese.

Ingredients for 6 Mini Calzones « beef-vegetables » + 6 Mini Calzones « cheese-vegetables » (4 people)

  • 500 g of homemade pizza dough / or ready-to-use pizza dough
  • 400 g of chopped tomatoes and their juice (= 1 can)
  • 250 g of carrots (gross weight)
  • 150 g of onions (gross weight)
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Herbes de Provence (or Italian Seasoning)
  • 100 g of ground beef
  • 80 g of grated cheese (mozzarella and / or emmental)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 egg yolk

Directions

Preheat the oven to 225 ° C / 450 ° F

Step 1:

Cut the onions and carrots into small cubes.

Step 2:

In a frying pan, put 1 teaspoon of olive oil, the pieces of onions, the pieces of carrots and the herbs of Provence. Mix.

Put a lid on the pan, then cook on maximum power for 3-5 minutes, until the pieces of vegetables are lightly colored.

Step 3:

When the onions and carrots are grilled, lower the power of the fire, then add the chopped tomatoes and their juice. Salt and pepper. Mix.

Put a lid on the pan and cook over medium heat (5/10) for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes of cooking, you get a compote of vegetables, there is no more juice in the pan.

Blend these vegetables with the robot to obtain a thick sauce. Set aside.

Step 4:

In a second pan, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil and grill the ground beef. Set aside.

Step 5: stuffing preparation

Beef – vegetables: Mix half of the vegetable sauce with the ground beef.

Cheese – vegetables: Mix the other half of the vegetable sauce with the grated cheese.

Step 6: 

Roll out the pizza dough. Make sure that the dough does not stick on the work surface: use enough flour to spread it or use baking paper.

Form 12 circles of dough (about 15 cm in diameter); for example, you can use a bowl to have a uniform size.

Place all circles of dough on baking sheets lined with baking paper.

Step 7:

In the center of each circle of dough, put a piece of stuffing (about 2 teaspoons).

Make:

  • 6 calzones with the stuffing « beef-vegetables »
  • 6 calzones with stuffing « cheese-vegetables »

To form each calzone: fold the dough on itself to form a half moon, fold the edges and crush them with a fork to solidify the joint.

Poke holes with a fork the top of each calzone; this will prevent the dough from swelling too much during cooking and breaking.

Brush each calzone with a little egg yolk.

Step 8:

Put the calzones in a hot oven (225 ° C / 450 ° F) and cook for 20 minutes.

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