Mini Burger Calzones

  • Prep: 7 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Total: 32 min
  • Servings: 2
Rated 4.72/5 based on 75 customer reviews
Recipe courtesy of The Chew

Ingredients (16)


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lb ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic (peeled, minced)
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

Onion Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup yellow onion (peeled, small diced)
  • ½ cup dill pickle chips (minced)
  • ½ cup yellow mustard

To Build:

  • all-purpose flour (for dusting)
  • 1 lb store-bought pizza dough (room temperature)
  • olive oil
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • Flaky sea salt

Steps (7)

  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Step 2
    Grease two baking sheets with oil and set aside.
  • Step 3
    For the Filling:
    Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat and add olive oil. Add ground beef and cook until browned, breaking up meat with back of a wooden spoon, about 7–9 minutes. Add garlic, thyme, and paprika, and cook an additional minute. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside to cool.
  • Step 4
    For the Onion Sauce:
    Heat a small sauté pan over medium heat and add olive oil. Add onion and cook until softened. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside to cool. Once cooled, add the dill pickles and mustard, and mix to combine.
  • Step 5
    To Build:
    On a lightly floured surface roll out dough to 1/4-inch thick. Using a 3-inch round biscuit cutter, cut dough into rounds, about 20 total.
  • Step 6
    On each 3-inch round add 1 tablespoon of beef mixture, then 1/2 tablespoon of cheese and 2 teaspoons of sauce. Take one end of dough and fold over the mixture to the other end of dough. Pinch the edges together and fold over to seal. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Cut slits on top of calzone to let steam escape. Transfer to the prepared baking sheets and bake until golden brown, 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Step 7
    Serve on platter and serve with Hidden Valley® Jalapeño Bacon Ranch for dipping.
  • For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.


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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of good stuff This is a great unique recipe combining two of my favorites. It is really yummy and amazing. Easy to do and great winner at home.
Date published: 2019-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great recipe burger to now calzone how amazing !!! My husband loved this he’s big burger guy he loves burger but calzone now that whole other level he was so excited try something new and different he enjoyed and loved it now he’s favorite new meal .
Date published: 2019-11-11
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