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Barbecue Chicken Calzone

This is a very simple recipe with lots of room for adaptation. You can experiment with different ingredients and easily adjust for serving sizes. I always make plenty so we have leftovers the next day!


3 cans pre-made pizza dough (or you can make your own)
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 small to medium onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 bottle barbecue sauce
Shredded mozzarella cheese

Boil chicken until cooked through. Let chicken cool until it can be easily handled, then shred using fork (or hands). Mix shredded chicken, onion, bell pepper, and barbecue sauce (enough sauce to cover chicken well) together in bowl. Set aside.

bbq chicken calzoneSpread pizza dough out on cookie sheet. Spoon 1/3 of chicken mixture onto one half of each pizza crust. Sprinkle cheese on top of chicken (as much as you want depending on your liking). Fold crust over to cover chicken and fold edges together to seal all sides.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until crust begins to brown. Cool for a few minutes, slice, and enjoy!

Barbarcued Beefies

This is another recipe of Ruth Adams, who was my mother-in-law, and Tanya and Deanna’s grandma. She used to make this often to take to church pot-luck dinners.

1 & 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 & 1/2 C. milk
1 C. oats
2 T. grated onion
1 & 1/2 t. salt
1/3 t. pepper
1/2 t. chili powder

Mix and shape into small patties or balls. Put in baking pan. Pour Barbecue sauce (see recipe below) over and bake uncovered 1 hour at 350 degrees.


2 medium onions finely chopped
3/4 C. catsup
3/4 C. water
2 T. vinegar
2 T. Worchestershire sauce
1 t. chili powder
1 t. paprika

Mix all ingredients and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.