Tex Mex Calzones

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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  • 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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  • Incredible!
    33 of 35 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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  • Very Good
    32 of 33 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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  • 28 of 29 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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  • Incredible!
    25 of 25 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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