Bacon Cheeseburger Calzones


Bacon Cheeseburger Calzones because Ken loves bacon cheeseburgers and Patti wanted one of his awesome calzones. It was extra easy because we made some ingredients the night before and put it all together for our special date night.

We tried these 2 different ways.  1 with a large oblong patty and then one with ground hamburger meat. Both seasoned the same way. We found the 1 with just the ground hamburger was better. It was easier to eat, and the cheese melted all through the meat. We used our “South Carolina-Style Mustard Barbecue Sauce” on a pile of seasoned hamburger sautéed with onions and Black Forest Thick Cut Bacon to top it off.

Then, into the GMG Pizza Oven for about 6 minutes.

Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme.  Wood Pellet Patio Heater, little lights, candles, lanterns and surround sound. We enjoy a little wine, or strawberry margaritas using frozen strawberries for ice, good food, music and sometimes a dance or two…

Bacon Cheeseburger Calzones
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 Minutes, turning every 1 ½ minutes
Grill: Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill
Pellets: Green Mountain BBQ Pellets Gourmet Blend

Ingredients: Bacon Cheeseburger Calzones

Bacon Cheeseburger Calzones
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe 

Cooking Directions: Bacon Cheeseburger Calzones

Let the dough rise, I give this a few hours. Then, roll it out, let it rise again.

Season and cook the hamburger with the chopped onions, drain and set aside until ready for filling your calzone.

When your dough has risen sauce half of it and load it up with cheese. Add a nice layer of meat top with a little of the mustard sauce (to taste), and then the bacon.

Brush the egg wash around the edge to help seal the dough and fold it over. Use your finger or a fork to seal the edges. We think a fork works better for sealing the edges. Brush the top with the egg wash for a nice golden-brown calzone.

Sprinkle corn meal on your pizza peel, put your calzone into the GMG pizza oven. I set the grill temp. to 300* (150c) and that gave me a temp of 451* (233c) on my pizza stone. I like the lower temps on the stone as it gives things time to melt and blend with out burning the crust.

I did a turn every 1 ½ minutes for 6 minutes until it was a beautiful golden brown.

NOTE: Your calzone will SLIDE EASILY on the pizza peel with the corn meal on it. Be careful you don’t lose it.

I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant Read Thermometer for checking meat temps.

Note: I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need to follow closely like when you are making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream, our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like. Also, you are only smoking at temps less than 250 degrees (122c), anything higher is cooking and there will not be much if any smoke, so it does not matter what kind of pellet you are using.

Bacon Cheeseburger Calzones
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

 

Let the Dough Rise

 

Sauce Half
Pile on the Cheese

Bacon Cheeseburger Calzones
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Nice Layer of Meat with a little Mustard Sauce
Pile of Bacon

 

Brush on the Egg Wash

 

NOTE: See our brush? These cost $4.99 at the grocery store. The very same brush is .39 at most hardware stores.

Bacon Cheeseburger Calzones
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe 

Fold Over the Top and Seal the Edges

 

Brush with Egg Wash and It’s Ready for The Pizza Oven

 

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Bacon Cheeseburger Calzones
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Into the Pizza Oven

 

Time to Bring It In

 

Let’s Eat!!!

About our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Green Mountain, Sawtooth, Louisiana, Royall, Memphis, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Outdoor Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it….

Live your Passion and Do What you Love,
Ken & Patti

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