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Sloppy Joe Calzones

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Proofing Time 3 hrs
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 5


  • Ingredients:
  • 15 Texas Sized Rhodes Dinner Roll dough portions
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 (16 ounce) can sloppy joe seasoning sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups prepared cheddar cheese sauce or dip warmed


  • Method:
  • Place the frozen dough pieces on a parchment lined sheet and place in a warm place (85F) out of drafts to thaw and rise, about three hours.
  • While dough is getting ready, brown the beef in a skillet and drain excess fat.
  • Stir in the 2 cups of sauce mix and simmer until thickened, or when you can drag a spoon across the skillet and it doesn't try to fill up with runny sauce; refrigerate until rolls are ready.
  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Take three dough portions and pat or roll into a circle.
  • Top the dough with a half cup of cold sloppy joe meat.
  • Fold dough over and press dough then roll the edge towards the center a bit and press again, essentially getting a double pinched seal.
  • Place the turnover onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and cut two vent slits into the top with a small knife.
  • Repeat with remaining calzone dough and filling.
  • Bake calzones for 25 minutes at 400F or until golden.
  • Serve with a warm cheese sauce dip (instead of marinara).


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword Calzones, Sandwches, Sloppy Joes
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