Beef Stuffed Calzone Beef Stuffed Calzone

Beef Stuffed Calzone

Makes 2 as a main meal, 4 as a light snack

prep time
25 mins

cook time
25 minutes

2 people


  • 375g lean beef mince
  • 1 x 290g pack pizza dough mix
  • 1-2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 50g sun-dried tomatoes
  • 50g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 150g half-fat crème fraîche
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed
  • Small bunch fresh basil leaves, roughly torn


  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 7, 220°C,425°F.
  2. Prepare the pizza dough according to the packet instructions, adding the poppy seeds to the flour before the water. Leave in a cool place to rise.
  3. Heat a large, shallow, non-stick frying pan and cook the mince and onion for 5-7 minutes until brown. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Season.
  4. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead gently for 1 minute. Divide into 2 (or 4) pieces. Roll each out to 30cm/12inch (or 15cm/6inch) diameter circles. Divide the meat filling over half of each base, leaving a 2cm/¾inch boarder around the edge. Brush the edges with a little water. Fold over to make a half moon shape.
  5. Seal the edges, by crimping with your fingers, place on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Serve with crisp salad leaves.