Tex-Mex Calzones

Tex-Mex Calzones

Tex-Mex Calzones
If you like traditional calzones, then try this south-of-the-border twist that includes all the Mexican flavors you love without breaking the diet bank.
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4

Ingredients
1 pound ground turkey breast
1/2 c. onion, chopped finely
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 tsp. ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp. dark chili powder
1/2 c. red bell pepper, chopped finely
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

Methods/steps
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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