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Cheddar and Beef Calzone

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 3
Calories: 679kcal
Author: Honest and Tasty


  • 2/3 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 large onion or 1 small onion, grated with food processor or box grater
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste
  • 11 oz. thin crust pizza dough
  • 1 small can of tomato paste 6 oz.
  • 2 oz. sliced black olives or a handful
  • 7 thai chili peppers (optional) sliced
  • 1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese shredded


  • Preheat oven to 400ºF (204ºC).
  • Combine beef with onion, paprika, garlic powder, turmeric powder, salt and pepper.
  • In a pan, cook beef mixture on high heat and break up the beef to small pieces. Mix around to sauté for about 8 min or cooked through. Liquid will have evaporated and at that point beef should sauté in its own fat for a couple minutes to give a nice sauté. Next, remove from heat and prepare rest of calzone.
  • Grease a large cookie sheet with some ghee or use parchment paper on top of a cookie sheet.
  • Place pizza dough onto sheet and top one whole half of dough with tomato paste. The other half will be folded over to close the calzone.
  • Add the beef on top of the tomato paste.
  • Add the olives.
  • Add the chili peppers.
  • Top with the cheese.
  • Fold other half of dough over to to meet the ends and use your fingers to bind the ends and fold over.
  • Make a few slices in the dough (or poke holes) to let air out while cooking.
  • Pop into the oven for 20 min. Cut and enjoy!


Calories: 679kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 2220mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 542IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 294mg | Iron: 5mg