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This mexican stromboli is a fusion of some of my favorite Mexican flavors and my favorite pizza dough. It is made with seasoned beef, black beans, onions, mushrooms, olives, peppers, two types of cheese, then wrapped in batter and baked. It’s seriously delicious and a fantastic way to get your Mexican fix with a bit of Italian.
To say I have an affinity for Mexican cuisine is an understatement. It’s one of the most popular cuisines for grabbing a bite to eat, dining out and cooking in.
Because Mexican cuisine usually involves corn and/or some type of tortilla, whether soft or crispy, in chip or taco form, it’s easy to customize and personalize.
Sometimes even peppers are used as vehicles for food (think Chiles Rellenos). They’re like blank canvases ready to be adorned with delicious food, and I think that’s why I love Mexican food so much.
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This Mexican Stromboli was born out of “cleaning the fridge” one night because there were so many little half-full containers of this and that, and being able to store new groceries was getting difficult.
This is not a new problem, mind you. It’s a recipe I’m definitely used to, and I’ve found that sometimes the best (unexpected) new recipes come from it.
Have you tried this? Otherwise, let things pile up in your fridge until you can’t put anything else in it, then get out all the containers and play Chopped.
You’ll love it.
My pizza dough recipe is the easiest and most foolproof you will ever make. Flour, yeast, salt, oil and water. It can be used right away or you can let it rise a bit. Or a lot.
I have found it to be very good the next day after being in the fridge as it rises, and the suppleness is fantastic. You can use the dough either way, and the stromboli will turn out amazing.
If you don’t have time to make pizza dough or don’t feel like it, you can buy pizza dough at your grocery store or even canned pizza dough.
Is a Mexican Stromboli the same as a Calzone?
A calzone is a pastry filled with sauce, cheeses, and other fillings, but the main feature of a calzone is ricotta cheese.
A stromboli is a type of turnover or even a pinwheel. It’s more like an Italian sandwich – a bit like a pizza sandwich – or a turnover.
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How to Make Mexican Stromboli
1. Place half the dough on a clean, floured work surface.
2. Roll out the dough into a disk or rectangle, as if you were going to make a typical pizza.
3. Start layering in the middle, starting with the cheese slices, then the beef, beans, peppers, etc. And so on.
4. Layer it to your liking and add more of whatever you like, remove what you don’t.
5. Next, mark the dough on each side to make strips, fold the strips over starting at one side to make a braid, sealing the ends.
6. Before baking, brush the top with beaten egg white or egg wash.
7. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and cheese has melted.