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Beefy, Cheesy Taco Calzones

beefy, cheesy taco calzones Entree
Beefy, Cheesy Taco Calzones
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 8

We’ll take any excuse to eat tacos for dinner. This time, we’ve wrapped all that good taco flavor in crescent dough for an adorable beefy, cheesy bundle you won’t be able to resist. These calzones are a no-brainer solution to weeknight dinner. MORE+ LESS-

Updated October 4, 2019
Old El Paso
Make with
Old El Paso

Ingredients

Calzones

1/2
lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
1/2
cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/3
cup water
1/4
cup fresh or frozen whole kernel corn
1
tablespoon Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/2
cup Old El Paso™ traditional refried beans (from 16-oz can)
1/2
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
2
cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dough sheet

Dipping Sauce

3/4
cup sour cream
1/3
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky medium salsa
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 2
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef and bell pepper over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Reduce heat to medium. Add water, corn, taco seasoning mix and ground red pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thickened. Remove from heat.
  • 3
    If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. Press each to form 6x5-inch rectangle. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut into 4 rectangles. Press each to form a 6x5-inch rectangle.
  • 4
    Spread 1 tablespoon refried beans on half of each rectangle to within 1 inch of edge. Top with 2 tablespoons beef mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese. Fold dough from the top over filling; crimp edges, or press with fork firmly to seal. With fork, prick top of each to allow steam to escape. Transfer to ungreased large cookie sheet.
  • 5
    Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until deep golden brown.
  • 6
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix all Sauce ingredients.
  • 7
    Serve calzones warm with dipping sauce on the side.

  • If you garnish your dipping sauce with chopped cilantro, it won’t only look pretty, but it will signal to people what’s in the sauce.

Expert Tips

  • A touch of cayenne in the filling enhances the taco flavor without delivering too much heat. If you don’t mind a little more kick, you can increase the amount of cayenne to 1/4 teaspoon.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Calzone and 2 Tablespoons Dipping Sauce
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
660mg
28%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
8g
Protein
12g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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