Friday, March 12, 2010

Reuben Calzone

 This is just a simple recipe I quickly put together in honor of St. Patrick's Day.  After dinner, my husband said he ate too much, so I guess they were a hit!  I used the homemade pizza dough I always use; you could use frozen dough, dough from a can or puff pastry.
Recipe Instructions:

Roll out pizza dough into small rounds.  For each calzone, place four slices of thinly sliced corn beef and 1-2 slices of swiss cheese on one half of the dough round.  Add saurkraut and some Thousand Island Dressing "dressed up" or whatever sauce or dressing you like to put on a Reuben.   For "dressed up" Thousand Island Dressing:  mix 1/2 cup of Thousand Island dressing, two tablespoons mayonnaise, and 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar.  Fold the dough over the calzone ingredients and seal the edges.  You may wish to brush the dough, using a pastry brush with olive oil.   Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or bake at 500 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.  Serve with additional "dressed-up" Thousand Island dressing and, of course, a pickle.  Enjoy!

Jackie's Pizza Dough Recipe:
4 cups bread flour
1-3/4 cup warm water
2 teaspoons yeast
1 teaspoon salt

Combine all ingredients in Bosh or Kitchen Aid and mix for five minutes or knead by hand for five minutes.  Let rise until doubled.  Punch down and let rise again. 


Allie and Pattie said...

Calzones are a staple here too, Joni- they're a great grab-and-go. My hubby's fave is a version of chicken parmesan. - my second oldest boy loves the Reubens!
xoxo Pattie

Sue said...

I haven't made calzones in quite a while and I never thought about a reuben flavor, I love that idea! I'll try it!

susan said...

Joni-So nice to "meet" you! My husband loves reubens and calzones, so I am sure this would be a hit with him! I usually buy pizza dough--thanks for the recipe!

Cathy said...

Brilliant! I'll make sure I have some leftover corned beef on St. Paddy's Day. These calones look so delicious. I know my family will love them.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Joni,
I just read your bio, anyone that takes in stray cats is ok with me. My house has been a cat motel for years!I'll have to post about that. Ive had some naughty ones lately and they have been banished from the castle!

Marigene said...

Those will surely be a possibility if there are any leftovers.

Beth said...

Those look really good, Joni! You're a great cook and I believe you've passed it on to your daughter too!

Kathleen said...

Wow, Reuben Calzones! What a great idea...They look delicious!
Thanks so much for joining the glad I have found you and your blog!
Happy SPD!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! These look delicious! I've never made them but I will. Thanks for sharing. Happy Saint Pat's Day

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, I have to try this, Joni!! We love reubens here!! I have a great recipe for a reuben casserole if you are interested!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Happy St. Paddy's Day! :-)