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Say you were going to make a brisket calzone.....

MrsJonesey Jul 10, 2012 12:24 PM

What kind of cheese and sauce would you use? I'm going to make a swiss chard and ricotta calzone for myself. DH would be happier with meat and I would be happier not to have to go to the trouble of preparing said meat, so brisket it is. Hit me with your suggestions, please!

  1. pdxgastro Jul 10, 2012 08:18 PM

    Brisket has the same fall apart tender texture of braciole meat. So I would make it a braciole calzone: brisket, tomato sauce, parmesan, pine nuts, and parsley OR whatever you normally put into your version of braciole.

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    1. re: pdxgastro
      MrsJonesey Jul 11, 2012 06:19 PM

      That sounds really good.

      1. re: MrsJonesey
        Soop Jul 12, 2012 08:41 AM

        Wow, these all sound good.

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      MrsJonesey Jul 10, 2012 07:17 PM

      Thank you all for your replies. I chose brisket because I had some already prepared in the freezer. Ended up running suggestions by DH and he chose no sauce, provolone, roasted red peppers, onions and jalapenos. He said it was good. My swiss chard and ricotta was quite good.

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      1. re: MrsJonesey
        1POINT21GW Jul 10, 2012 07:58 PM

        Spicy Philly cheese calzone . . . I like it.

        What about Cheez Whiz?

        1. re: 1POINT21GW
          MrsJonesey Jul 11, 2012 06:27 PM

          Cheez Who? Any kin to Chuckie Cheese?

          1. re: 1POINT21GW
            1POINT21GW Jul 12, 2012 10:10 AM

            You know, Cheez Whiz!

        2. meatn3 Jul 10, 2012 07:04 PM

          Red Dragon Cheese! For the sauce I'd just go au jus (or use Better Than Bouillon).

          1. 1POINT21GW Jul 10, 2012 06:38 PM

            White American
            Smoked Gouda

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              BananasFoster Jul 10, 2012 12:43 PM

              Since you're going with a barbecued meat already, why not your favorite barbecue sauce (I like Gates' mild sauce) and some nice melting cheese, like Monterey or pepper Jack? I like the chard idea, though!

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              1. re: BananasFoster
                travelerjjm Jul 10, 2012 12:53 PM

                I love the pepper jack idea, but would go with a horseradish sauce, personally.

                1. re: travelerjjm
                  MrsJonesey Jul 10, 2012 01:01 PM

                  Thanks to you both. I was thinking barbecue sauce or horseradish sauce. The pepper jack sounds good. Now if only I have some. If not, I do have jalapenos and a selection of other cheeses.

                2. re: BananasFoster
                  1POINT21GW Jul 10, 2012 06:41 PM

                  I'm not sure the brisket is going to be smoked (barbecued). She didn't say. My guess is she's probably going to roast or braise it, not smoke it.

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