Philly Cheesesteak Calzone
I never thought I could make one of these but it was so easy I had to share. I love philly cheesesteaks. I'm from a Philly suburb so I have considerable knowledge of the subject and years of eating all different varieties. I even went to the Philly Cheesesteak Festival this year and I ate from all the venders I had never tried before.
Pats, Geno's, Tony Luke's, Steve's Prince of Steaks, Larry's, Dalessandro's and the $100.00 cheesesteak from Barclay's Prime are just a few I've had the pleasure of devouring over the years.
But I digress...basically understand that I have small kids and going out to grab a bite to eat is a huge endeavor and most nights I cannot muster up the strength to accomplish that small goal. Solution? Making a philly cheesesteak calzone at home. And it actually tastes good! If you like a certain cheese - Wiz wit, mozzarella, cheddar or any cheese combinations than add that to your steak. This recipe is just how I made it this time around!
- 1 lb pizza dough (I used Pilsbury)
- 1 Tbsp cornmeal
- ½ lb lean steak, thinly sliced
- 1 small red pepper, chopped or sliced
- ½ small yellow onion, chopped or sliced
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- salt and ground pepper
- 2 oz shredded Cheese Provolone, Cheddar or whichever cheese you like in your cheesesteak!
1. Preheat the oven to 400. I use a pizza stone for this recipe but you can bake the calzone on a baking sheet just as well.
2. Preheat oil over medium high heat in a frying pan. Once oil is warm, saute steak, peppers and onions with some salt and pepper until steak is no longer pink. Strain juice and set it aside.
3. Divide pizza dough in two halves. Roll out the dough on a cutting board or wax paper.
4. Spread some cheese in the center of calzones and divide Philly Steak mixture among them.
5. Add remaining cheese on top and bring the edges of pizza dough together. Press the edges together, sealing them well.
6. Sprinkle the hot pizza stone with cornmeal and place calzones on top. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.