Thursday, May 15, 2008

Meatball Calzones

A friend asked me for this recipe...

Meatball Calzones

3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 tsp Italian seasoning
2 lbs ground beef
3 loaves (1 lb each) frozen bread dough, thawed
3 cups (12 oz) shredded mozarella cheese
1 jar (14 oz) spaghetti sauce, warmed

In a large bowl, combine the eggs, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.  Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.  Shape into 1 inch balls.  Place meatballs on a rack in a shallow baking pan.  Bake uncovered, at 400 degrees for 10-15 min or until no longer pink.  Drain on paper towels.  Reduce heat to 350.

On a floured surface, roll each portion of dough into an 18x12 inch rectangle.  Spoon a third of the meatballs and mozzarella cheese down the center of each rectangle.  Fold dough over filling; press edges firmly to seal.

Place seam side down on greased baking sheet.  Brush tops with butter, egg whites, or cooking spray; sprinkle with Italian seasoning.  Let stand for 15-30 min.  Bake for 25-30 min or until golden brown.  Serve with spaghetti sauce.

*Lynn's note*  If you don't want to make three calzones, you can also freeze unbaked meatballs on wax paper on a cookie sheet and then package them when frozen for later use.  Obviously, for each calzone, you use one cup of cheese and one package of bread dough.


Momma Roar said...

I've never made calzones before, they sound great!

No pictures??? ;)

Janelle said...

Meatballs are a staple around here. I love to make a super huge batch and freeze for meals like this.

Great minds think alike!!

Dave and Jenni said...

Oh sweet mercy those sound good. I'm definitely going to be trying those very soon!

Earen said...

Wow, those sounds fabulous!

Mari said...

This sounds really good - I bet my family will like it!

Jen said...

Sounds yummy! I made a huge batch of meatballs to put in the freezer before Max was born, so this would be a perfect recipe to use them in!

Kristen said...

these sound soo yummy! we will be trying them soon!

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Alana said...

Those sounds SO yummy!!!!