Monday, August 15, 2011

Sloppy Jo Calzones

These are a fun twist on the normal Sloppy Jo.  Plus, what isn't good wrapped in a warm flaky crust? These are yummy with fresh vegetables, steams vegetables or even a little side of chips.  I have always cooked them in the over, but I got the idea of trying them on the grill next time.  How yummy!

Sloppy Jo Calzones 
1 pound ground beef
1 cup chopped onion 
1 chopped green pepper
1 can black beans ~ rinsed and drained
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 can diced petite tomatoes
2-3 tubes refrigerated crescent rolls
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 can tomato paste
1 envelope sloppy jo mix

In large skillet, cook beef, onion, and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.  Drain drippings.  Stir in sloppy jo powder mix, tomato paste and black beans, oregano and dice petite tomatoes. Heat through and then remove from heat. 

Separate crescent dough into rectangles {keeping 2 together}.  Be sure to seal perforations. Spoon about a fourth of the meat mixture onto half of every rectangle.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Fold the dough over filling and pinch edges to seal.  Cut little slits in tops of dough. 

Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 13-15 minutes, until golden brown.

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