Tex Mex Calzones

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Tex Mex Calzones

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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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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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  • 70 of 88 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
    31 of 32 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!
    30 of 32 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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  • 26 of 27 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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