Southwestern Recipes

Mexican Calzones

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  • 1 (15 ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts, room temperature
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, divided


  • Salsa
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sour cream
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sliced green onions


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Brown beef in large skillet; drain. Add chiles, water and seasoning mix; mix well.
  3. Place unwrapped pie crusts on cutting board; unfold. Cut each crust in half, making 4 half circles. Place 1/2 cup beef filling on half of each half circle. Place 1/4 cup cheese on top of each. Dampen edge of crust with water. Fold sides over filling; crimp edges with tines of fork. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.
  6. Garnish as desired.

Yield: 4 servings

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