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Brisket "Calzone"

I had some leftover brisket from last weekend and I've been dying to try a new dough recipe I found, so I decided to put the two together and make a "calzone".  I'm not sure this qualifies as a calzone, but it was darn good!

I found a dough recipe that supposedly replicates Mellow Mushroom's dough.  If you're not familiar, Mellow Mushroom is a chain pizzeria mainly in the South East.  We've got one in Athens and the food is good.  I HIGHLY doubt I'll be going back, though, because this recipe I found tastes exactly like their dough!  It is delicious!  The recipe can be found here.

My wife had a standard cheese, garlic, and oregano calzone and she loved it as well.  My brisket calzone had brisket, ricotta and mozzerlla cheeses, caramelized onions, and banana peppers.  I painted both with some EVOO and dusted with Parmesan cheese on the top about half way through the cook.  The outside had a nice crunch and the inside was nice and doughy.  I can't say it enough: both of these were delicious!  Calzones will definitely be on my short list.

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This is the cheese calzone.  Didn't get an action shot of the brisket calzone, though.

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As high in the dome as I can get it without having a smaller grate.  I've got another set of fire bricks that I could use, but I don't have a smaller grate...yet...

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Please forgive the wine colored counter tops.  That's also on the short list to change.  They are U-G-L-Y.

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LBGE with a massive wish list
Athens, Ga.

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