I wanted to do something different for dinner the other night and came up with these grilled calzones which were surprisingly delicious. We really enjoyed them. There was only one left and my husband ate it for breakfast the next morning. I used my pizza dough recipe kneading in a little extra flour to make it easier to handle.
I let the dough rest a little, but that was just because I was busy. I usually don't. This is a sticky dough, so I kneaded in a little extra flour to make it easier to handle (no picture of the kneaded dough).
1 Tbsp. active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees F.)
2 Tbsp. sucanat or 1 T. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. olive or vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups flour
Dissolve the yeast in the water. Add the rest of the ingredients in and mix.
Dump onto a floured surface.
Knead in a little more flour to make it easier to handle (five minutes or so).
Roll out half of the dough onto a lightly floured cutting board and cut into 3 pieces. Repeat with the remaining dough.
Sprinkle some corn meal on a large pizza pan or cookie sheet. Place the dough pieces on the pizza pan. Spread some pizza sauce on each piece of dough.
I cooked a pound of Italian sausage with a sweet onion for the filling. We didn't use it all, probably 3/4 of it so you could probably use 1/2 to 3/4 pound sausage.
I picked this pepper from the garden and sliced it and added it to each calzone. It is supposed to be a Yolo pepper, but I think it is a banana pepper that was mis-labled at the garden center. It is not spicy yet, but I wanted some added dimension.
I layered the sausage, pepper, and mozzarella on 1/2 of each piece of dough.
Fold over each piece of dough to seal it around the fillings. Press edges together and crimp them with a fork.
Place calzones on a hot pizza stone or grilling rack on the grill. I kept my grill on low (which is still pretty hot) to prevent burning. Foil would probably work too. I found it easier to lift them (when uncooked) onto the grill with my hands than with a turner.
Grill for 10 to 15 minutes turning over halfway through.
We loved the combination of flavors in these grilled calzones, but of course you can fill them with whatever you like.
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