Bacon Mooseburger (Cheeseburger) Calzones
  • pizza dough
  • 1 small onion
  • 6 slices bacon
  • ¾ lb ground beef (or moose, venison, etc.)
  • 2½ - 3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ c classic mustard
  • ¼ c ketchup
  1. To begin, preheat your over to 400 degrees.
  2. Finely dice your onion, and cut the bacon into half inch pieces. Sauté them together in a skillet over medium heat until the bacon is crispy and the onions are golden. Scoop them out onto a paper towel-line plate to absorb any excess grease.
  3. Brown the beef (or whatever ground meat you have chosen) until cooked through. Again, drain off any excess grease.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the mustard and ketchup
  5. Take your prepared pizza dough, and divide it into 5 or 6 equally sized balls. Roll one of those balls into a nice big circle, about 8 inches or so across.
  6. With a spoon, or a pastry brush, spread some of the condiment spread over the middle of the circle of dough, leaving an inch space from the edges.
  7. Place some of the ground meat (about ¼ cup) on one half of the circle, away from the edges. Sprinkle on some of the bacon & onion mixture, and then add in about ¼ c of cheese.
  8. *Note: If you have other things you like in a burger (diced pickles?) feel free to add some in!
  9. Gently grasp the side of the dough that doesn't have the filling, and pull it over the top, covering filling, pressing down the dough edges together, but leave some of the lower half of the dough hanging out. Fold that lower edge over the top edge and press firmly together to seal them together.
  10. Place the calzone on a baking sheet, and carefully pile on another ¼ or so of shredded cheese.
  11. Repeat with the remaining portions.
  12. Bake for 20 minutes until slightly golden. The cheese on top will get crispy and delicious!
  13. Enjoy!
For the Roll-up version:
  1. Follow all of the steps above. When it comes time to assemble, roll the dough into a single large rectangle. Spread the ketchup/mustard mixture all over it. Sprinkle the ingredients all over the dough as well (again leave an inch or so of exposed dough at the edges.)
  2. Roll the whole thing up from one end, like you are about to make cinnamon rolls. Pinch the dough closed, and place it on a baking sheet, seam side down. Top with shredded cheese.
  3. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden.
  4. Cool just a couple minutes, and then slice it with a serrated knife into portions.
  5. Enjoy!
Recipe by Cosmopolitan Cornbread at