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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 413.7
  • Total Fat: 14.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 75.0 mg
  • Sodium: 974.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 47.7 g

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Tex Mex Calzones

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Tex Mex Calzones

Introduction

An Italian favorite gets a below the border twist. Chef Meg made just a few tweaks before giving this one her seal of approval! She adds the spices early in cooking to help boost flavor and added a full pound of turkey for a more filling meal. An Italian favorite gets a below the border twist. Chef Meg made just a few tweaks before giving this one her seal of approval! She adds the spices early in cooking to help boost flavor and added a full pound of turkey for a more filling meal.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 pound ground turkey, extra lean
    1/2 c onion, chopped fine
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    3/4 t ground cumin
    1 1/2 t dark chili powder
    1/2 c red bell pepper, chopped fine
    3/4 c salsa verde, fire roasted
    1 (11 oz) can pizza dough, refrigerated, thin crust (use whole wheat if you can find it)
    1 c Mexican blend cheese, shredded
    1 egg white, beaten

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Adjust oven rack to upper third of the oven.
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground turkey and cook 5 minutes, stirring to crumble. Add onion and garlic; continue to cook for an additional 4-5 minutes or until onions are translucent.
Add spices and cook for 1 minute to bring out the flavors in the spices. Add chopped pepper; continue to cook 1 minute.
Remove mixture from heat and stir in salsa.
Unroll dough and divide into 4 equal portions. Working with one rectangle at a time place, 1/2 cup of turkey mixture on half of the dough then top with 2 tablespoons of cheese.
Using a pastry brush or fingers, brush the egg mixture on the border of the dough. Fold dough over turkey mixture and press with a fork to seal. If you prefer a crisp crust, brush some additional egg wash over the top of the calzone.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Lower Carb Suggestion: Individual Serving
Place 1/2 cup of turkey mixture into an oven safe ramekin dish. Top with cheese and a quarter size portion of the dough. Bake 10 minutes.







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  • 54 of 67 people found this review helpful
    Just Fyi since I am Latin American... A Calzone in spanish and to a Tex-Mexer means "underware". We already have a name in spanish for this kind of dish it is called an Empanada and can be filled with fruit but in South America and Cuba they are usually filled with meats and cheese. :) - 9/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    39 of 40 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make, great taste! (So good even the kids ate it!) Will most likely become a family favorite.

    Thank you Chef Meg :) - 8/5/09

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  • Very Good
    29 of 30 people found this review helpful
    I switched it up a bit, used tofu, increased spice slightly, used Trader Joe's Whole Wheat Pizza Dough, and 2% cheese and skim Mozzarella [1/2 & 1/2]. It was Yummy, and a hit in the house! - 9/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    29 of 31 people found this review helpful
    We had this for dinner tonight and it was a keeper! Everybody loved it...didn't even get any complaints about the low sodium content. I made the crust using a whole wheat thin crust dough recipe on this site and it turned out great. Will definitely be making this again! - 8/3/09

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  • 25 of 26 people found this review helpful
    KRZYKAT3: You can eliminate much of the sodium by using a homemade salsa instead of the jarred variety. - 8/5/09

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  • 23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    OMG - I Loved it! I didn't have Chili Powder, so I used Mrs. Dash Southwestern seasoning instead...it was still great! - 9/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    Thank you for this recipe! I can't believe how much food this was. I baked as pizza because I had trouble getting dough rolled out. Added shredded lettuce after baking. - 9/5/09

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  • 18 of 37 people found this review helpful
    A person won't die from eating a higher sodium recipe now and then folks!! - 9/13/09

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  • 16 of 18 people found this review helpful
    The sodium comes from the cheese, find low sodium;works well with shredded pork,beef,chicken and make own salsa to reduce sodium too. - 9/29/09

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  • Very Good
    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I used veggie crumbles instead of the ground meat, and used egg beater instead of egg. Got whole wheat dough from Trader Joe's. Turned out great except had to cook a little longer to get the dough cooked through. - 9/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty! I had to count up the calories of the ingredients for myself because I couldn't believe something this good and filling could be low calorie. I agree with leaving out the cheese, though... it melted so much it kind of disappeared. But I didn't miss it. It was great! - 8/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I made my own dough, added corn and sprinkled the top with garlic pepper and parsley flakes. Turned out perfectly! - 9/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I don't give this rating very easily---thanks Chef Meg!! - 8/21/09

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  • 12 of 16 people found this review helpful
    You could also cut some of the fat & calories by using low-fat cheese. I'd add more veggies to increase the fiber, maybe replace some of the turkey with black beans to cut more calorie. - 8/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I made this for my husband and a few friends, none of whom are watching what they eat. They absolutely loved it and my friend's husband was surprised when he asked where I'd found the recipe. The guys insisted that I leave a comment and rating. This is a definite do-again meal. Sweet! - 3/24/10

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  • Very Good
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    One of the better recipes I've tried - 8/8/09

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  • 10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Very yummy I served it on a bed of lettuce and served it with refried beans. Very Very Yummy!!! - 9/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 18 people found this review helpful
    thanks so much.. can't there be more recipes with lower sodium? - 8/29/09

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  • 9 of 17 people found this review helpful
    What ingredient is all of the sodium in. This is A LOT of sodium! - 9/13/09

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  • Very Good
    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Nobody complained about eating ground turkey instead of ground beef. It was a little too high in sodium for our tastes. - 8/31/09

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  • Very Good
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    great flavor - tastes like "real food" ;-)
    next time I need to make sure I get the lean turkey and some lower sodium salsa - 8/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I'll head to Trader Joe's to get the whole wheat pizza dough for next time. This time I improvised by using bisquick dough. this makes it less healthy and higher calories. The result was like a Cornish pasty. YUM. I also used 2% cheese. I couldn't taste the cheese so I will omit next time. - 9/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I made this last week and my DH and I both loved it. I used the leftovers as wraps in flour tortillas. Great. - 9/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I've made these a few times now ~ different variations and they're great!! No need to buy take-out anymore!! They are more like panzarotti (if that's how you spell it!). - 9/22/09

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  • 7 of 10 people found this review helpful
    oh boy this is good - 9/13/09

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