I’m still alive…I promise! We’ve had snow and ice here in central Oklahoma, so training for Sunday’s race has been hampered a bit. I’m not afraid, though…I may have my worst time ever, but I will cross that finish line and have this awesome medal placed around my neck…
…that is, if they’re delivered in time from the port that has been under a strike.
Bacon Cheeseburger Calzone
Anyway…I’m here to present another recipe from Pillsbury…and before I go any further, I must admit…I totally botched this one!

4 slices bacon, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/4 cup dried minced onion
1/4 cup chopped hamburger pickle slices
1/4 cup ranch dressing
4 slices cheese, each cut in half
2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Dinner rolls
1 egg, beaten

1. Heat oven to 375°
2. In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat for 2 minutes
3. Add ground beef and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain if necessary
4. Stir in pickles and ranch dressing
5. Unroll dough and separate each can into 4 rectangles; place on ungreased cookie sheet
6. Press each into a 7×4 inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal
7. Spoon about 1/3 cup beef mixture onto one end of each rectangle
8. Top with 1 piece of cheese
9. Fold dough over filling, pressing edges with a fork to seal (sandwiches will be full)
10. Brush tops with egg
11. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until deep golden brown
12. Immediately remove from cookie sheet
13. Serve warm

First off, I got confused on how to separate the raw dough. That’s why there are a couple different sizes and I had quite a bit of meat mixture left over. Second, I failed to put the cheese on them, which is a HUGE deal because I love cheese! And third, I burned them. The bottoms were black and crispy! I set the timer for 20 minutes and watched them. I turned my back for just a second with 9 minutes left and started smelling the lovely aroma of burning food. I immediately yanked the pan from the oven, but the damage was already done. I would recommend only 8-9 minutes in the oven and be sure to watch them like a hawk!

We ended up scraping the tops off, salvaging what we could and they were delicious! I will make these again and hopefully not burn the house down in the process!