Italian Beef and Cheese Calzone - Certified Hereford Beef

Italian Beef and Cheese Calzone

What could be better than pizza inside a sandwich? This Italian calzone takes two classics and creates one beefy masterpiece. Don’t forget to use Certified Hereford Beef!

Cook Time 60M
Protein 37G
Servings 4
Italian Beef and Cheese Calzone

Helpful Hereford Tips

Baking beef provides rich flavor and tender meat, while broiling beef provides a slightly charred taste with a crispy exterior and tender interior.

Nutritional Information




18% DV


40% DV


7% DV


29% DV


1 pound Certified Hereford Beef ground beef 

1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper

1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with onions, drained

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend

1 tablespoon cornmeal

1 package (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust dough


  • Heat oven to 400°F. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef and bell pepper; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings.

  • Stir in tomatoes and oregano; continue cooking 5 to 7 minutes or until liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat; stir in cheese. Set aside.

  • Sprinkle cornmeal evenly over rimmed baking sheet. Unroll pizza dough lengthwise on baking sheet, straightening edges of dough if necessary. Spoon beef filling over long half of dough, leaving 1-inch border on 3 sides. Gently lift and pull top half of dough over filling to enclose; pinch dough edges to seal.

  • Bake in 400°F oven 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Cut crosswise into 8 slices.

About Ground Chuck

Economical, versatile and flavorful. Holds its shape well for cooking and is ideal for burgers, meatloaf and meatballs.

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