Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Easy Tex Mex

These are the perfect dish when you are craving something unhealthy but don't want to actually be too unhealthy. Since I found the recipe through http://www.sparkpeople.com/ I figured it couldn't be too bad. (And they were tasty!) Excuse the nasty picture of the plate but I wanted you to see how it looks on the inside.

Tex Mex Calzones
Source: www.sparkpeople.com 
Makes 4 calzones


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

1 c Mexican blend cheese, shredded
1 egg white, beaten

11 0z. can of pizza dough, refrigerated 


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

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. Brush some additional egg wash over the top of the calzone.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Top with additional salsa verde. 

1 comment:

Janet said...

Sounds delish!!! I'm going to try this one!