May 27, 2011

Meatza!

Posted in Recipes tagged , , , at 7:26 pm by primalissa

We’re having pizza for dinner tonight!  Hooray! 

The girls are clearly excited at the prospect of pizza after months of going without it.  As they hurry down the stairs to grab a slice, they stop in their tracks.  “I thought you said “pizza”?  This isn’t pizza!” … Four pieces, and two full tummies later, the critics are satisfied.

 As promised, here is one of our favorite family meals, “Meatza”.  It’s our version of pizza with a meat crust!  There are many variations of this online, just Google search and you’ll see what I mean.    

Preheat oven to 450° 

“Crust”:

2 lbs. ground beef (chuck/round/whatever) grass-fed is best 🙂

1 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 egg

1 T garlic powder – optional

1 T onion powder – optional

 

Mix all ingredients thoroughly and spread into a thin even layer on a cookie sheet. 

Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

While the “crust” is baking, prepare your toppings.  The options are only limited by your imagination.  If you include veggies, be sure to sauté them a bit first in olive oil or butter, unless you want them very crunchy.

After removing your meat from the oven, be sure to drain the juices from the pan, or carefully transfer to a new cookie sheet.

Toppings: Pick your poison…

  • Pizza sauce with no added sugar/corn syrup (or tomato sauce mixed with ½ tsp each of basil & oregano)
  • Cheese – we use a “pizza blend” of Mozzarella, Cheddar, and Jack
  • Green Peppers
  • Olives
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Ham
  • Sausage (crumbled, pre-cooked)
  • Bacon (crumbled, pre-cooked)
  • Pepperoni

Once your pizza is loaded up with everything, pop it under the broiler for about 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese starts to brown.

Remove, slice, and enjoy!

YUMMM!

Let me know if you try it out!

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