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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.


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


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...


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


LBGE with a massive wish list
Athens, Ga.


  • jccbone62jccbone62 Posts: 199
    That looks good. Nice job!
    XL owner in Wichita, KS
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,690
    That looks fantastic! Great job!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • Calzone or not they look real good. Nice cook.
  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Looks great, nice work!
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,386
    I love studding a calzone.

    That looks killer!!


  • BrotherEggBrotherEgg Posts: 95
    I'm on my way over!

    Large BGE, PSWoo3, 13"CI grid, Grid Extender, Weber Genesis B Gasser/BGE Storage Cabinet
  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    Looks very nice, making me hungry.    I use bbq sauce, onions and cheese on the inside. Either Brisket, Pulled Pork, --- or --- my new favorite deboned rib meat.



    Cookin in Texas
  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 968
    Great looking 'zone!

    And thanks for the crust recipe - the shroom does make an excellent crust!
    Centennial, CO
    Unless I'm hunting, then Lord knows where.
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    You got a winner there for sure!!  Very nice job..
  • dpittarddpittard Posts: 126
    Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the encouragement!

    LBGE with a massive wish list
    Athens, Ga.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,070
    You ain't got no alibi!

    Great cook!
  • Man, that looks great.

    [Northern] Virginia is for [meat] lovers.
  • SamFerriseSamFerrise Posts: 544
    That is a quality looking calzone DP.  My compliments.  You have a great setup. I have been using the same basic concept for my pizza cooks for years.  Fire brick is cheap and takes way more heat than any stone.

    Simple ingredients, amazing results!
  • Looks great. Good job.  Thanks for sharing the recipe.  We like Mellow, but haven't been there since making egg pizza.  Will definately be trying the dough soon.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

  • bccomstockbccomstock Posts: 337


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  • bccomstockbccomstock Posts: 337
    So this was a raised direct cook?  What temps were they done at and for how long?

    Mellow Mushroom is awesome, but if I can do it in my backyard..  >:)
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  • dpittarddpittard Posts: 126
    This was raised indirect. PS legs up, grid, fire bricks, grid, pizza stone. Temp was 450 to 475* or so. About 10 to 15 minutes. Don't forget the EVOO and pram about halfway through.

    LBGE with a massive wish list
    Athens, Ga.
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