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CI Grilled Ruben Calzone...Sort Of (W / Pics)

tx smoker

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Recently there has been a big spike in people wanting to do grilled CI meals. I posted one a couple days ago that seemed to raise a bit more interest and at the request of several people I posted another one yesterday. Both of those were done last week but folks have been asking...over and over...that I keep doing these and posting them. I don't know how I got voted to be the grilled CI crash test dummy, but it's flattering, at least to a point :emoji_wink: Maybe it's just because i have a lot of time on my hands to get stupid with food. This one goes out to sawhorseray sawhorseray Sowsage Sowsage Smokin' in AZ Smokin' in AZ and a few others. This was done last night and has been planned for several days. It goes back to a couple of other posts I read not too long ago and is somewhat if a fusion of them. Had some leftover corned beef from St. Patty's day I wanted to use up.....so here goes.

Tracy went shopping (sort of) last weekend. I put croissants on the list but there were none to be had so she grabbed a roll of biscuits. Hmmm...needed to re-shape them to fit my needs. This was NOT an easy thing to do. Work the biscuits as best I could and put them into an 8" CI skillet that was sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Not pretty but it worked in the end.
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Leftover corned beef cut up
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Corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and thousand island dressing in the bowl
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Mix it all up
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Load it into the skillets
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Flip the corners over and brush with egg wash
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Onto the grill. I covered these with the pizza dome
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About done. Just a couple more minutes
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Time to eat!!
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To say these were really good would be an understatement. They were fantastic!! I've made and eaten eaten a lot of Rubens but these were the best thus far. I did a laced Stromboli not long ago that was really good also but I got a lot more of the grilled flavor with this one for some reason. After doing these, I don't think I'll be buying rye bread and sliced Swiss cheese any more. A word to the wise though, if you're doing anything with a bread based crust in CI, I highly recommend pulling the meal out of the skillet immediately upon removing it from the heat. The CI will stay hot for a long time and torch the bottom of your food from the residual heat if not removed pretty quick. Well, this one is a wrap. Probably gonna take a break from grilled CI this evening but I think I might do some prime rib tips in a yummy beef gravy with mushrooms and onions tomorrow. Been thinking about that today and it just sounds like a ton of fun.

See y'all on the next one
Robert
 

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Very nice post. They look delicious! I really enjoy your posts. Keep em coming!

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Nice job Robert!

Looks very nice, good presentation.

Here is a quarter for the ride...hopefully.

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Looks awesome Robert ! Rubens are great and using the leftovers for one like you did was a perfect idea. Looks like that dough was a PIA to deal with but man the look of them at the end is fantastic! Also as good as those look I think I wouldn't worry about buying the rye bread either! And if you wanted a little of that flavor you could just throw some caraway seeds on after the egg wash. Thanks for posting another great CI thread! Great job for sure!
 

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Looks really good Robert! I'm gonna have to try this method next time instead of using the crescent rolls to make a stromboli.

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Boy howdy Robert, I "Like" the idea of that one, looks yummy and not too complicated at all. I've got a couple of CB's in the freezer and will be giving this recipe a shot very soon! RAY
 

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I would not be disappointed getting one of those for supper...JJ
 

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Great thread Robert!
I’ve never seen a calzone quite like that but DANG it sure looks good!
Nice work & congrats on getting another spin on the carousel!!
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Yup---I could Eat That !!
I think Me & Mrs Bear could each get 2 meals out of that Bad Boy!!!
Nice Job again Robert!!
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Damn Robert another one knocked out of the park. Looks outstanding! Liking the grilled cast iron meals. Congrats on the ride. Big points my friend!
 

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Yes sir I could do away with that for you no questions asked. Isn't it amazing how we return to the things like CI that our grandparents used.

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Again another bangin meal made. Points for sure & congrats on the ride.
 

tx smoker

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Very nice post. They look delicious! I really enjoy your posts. Keep em coming!

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Thanks so much johnny. This may be the last CI post for a while though. Folks are probably getting burnt out on them.

Nice job Robert!

Looks very nice, good presentation.

Here is a quarter for the ride...hopefully.

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John
Very much appreciate it my friend. Looks like your quarter was well spent this time so I guess I we ya one

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tx smoker

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Thanks for posting another great CI thread! Great job for sure!
You are more than welcome sir!! Quite a few folks people asked me to post several so I did. People are probably getting tired of seeing them though :emoji_astonished: I may be making one this evening that would just have to get posted. Considering CI grilled bourbon braised prime rib tips in a nice gravy with some mashed taters and a salad.

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Looks really good Robert! I'm gonna have to try this method next time instead of using the crescent rolls to make a stromboli.

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Thank you Joe. Truth be told, the crescents are just as good and a whole lot easier to use. I've done similar dishes using them and I'd take them over the biscuits any day. But as they say....any port in a storm. The biscuits were all Tracy could find.

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OK another one I'm going to have to bookmark for future reference!
Looks not only very tasty but simple, and I'm all about simple :-)
 

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Those look great. I make calazones/stromboli all the time. Why didn't I think of that? :emoji_anguished:
 

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