Pizza is a beloved food by many, and for good reason. It's delicious, versatile, and easy to make. But what if you're following a paleo diet? Traditional pizza crusts are made with wheat flour, which is not allowed on the paleo diet. But don't despair, there's a solution - the Meatza.
A Meatza is a special version of pizza that has been developed by paleo dieters. Instead of using wheat flour, the crust is made with ground meat. This can be made with a variety of meats such as ground beef, ground pork, or bacon. The meat crust is pre-baked before the toppings are added. This ensures that the crust is fully cooked and crispy, while still maintaining a moist center.
Paleo Meat Pizza
One of the best things about the Meatza is that you can use whatever toppings you usually like on your pizza. Some popular options include bacon, olives, sausage, bell peppers, mushrooms, anchovies, and more. The key is to use no-sugar-added tomato sauce, and herbs to enhance the flavor.
Making a Meatza is easy, it takes only 30 minutes to prep and just 15 minutes to bake. The result is a delicious and satisfying pizza that is paleo-friendly. The meat crust is crispy and flavorful, while the toppings are fresh and tasty. This is a great option for those following a paleo diet, but it's also great for anyone who loves pizza and wants to try something new.
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Serves: 8 slices Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 13 minutes
For making the meat crust
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 pound ground pork
- ¼ cup onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 egg
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
For topping the pizza
- 6 slices bacon
- ¾ pound button mushrooms
- 1 cup bell peppers
- 1 cup no-sugar-added tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
How to Make a Paleo Meat Pizza
Begin by preheating your oven to 450°F.
In a mixing bowl, combine the ground meat, egg, onion, and garlic. Mix until well combined.
Take a 16-inch pizza pan and spread the mixture evenly on it. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
While the crust is cooking, heat a frying pan over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook for 5 minutes until it is still slightly soft.
Add the mushrooms and continue cooking for a couple of minutes until they are almost done.
Toss in the bell peppers and continue cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Remove the crust from the oven, pour out any excess juice, and reserve it for other recipes. The crust will have shrunk slightly.
Turn on the oven broiler.
Spread a layer of tomato sauce evenly over the crust and top with the bacon, mushrooms, and bell peppers. Sprinkle oregano over the toppings.
Place the pizza under the broiler and cook until the top starts to brown.
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Overall, the Meatza is a delicious and easy-to-make paleo-friendly and keto-friendly pizza option. It's a great way to enjoy a classic dish while still following your dietary restrictions. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
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Paleo Pizza: The Meatza
For pizza crust
- Preheat your oven to 450F
- In a bowl, mix the ground meat with the egg, onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to your preference.1 lb lean ground beef, 1 lb ground pork, ¼ cup onion, 1 clove garlic, 1 egg, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Spread the mixture on a 16-inch pizza pan and bake for 10 minutes.
- While the crust cooks, heat a frying pan over a medium heat and cook the bacon for about 5 minutes so it’s still a bit soft.6 slices bacon
- Add the mushrooms and continue cooking until they are almost cooked.¾ lb button mushrooms
- Add the bell peppers and cook for another 2-3 minutes.1 cup bell peppers
- Remove the crust from the oven and pour out the juices which can be reserved for other recipes. At this point the crust will have shrunk a bit.
- Preheat your oven broiler.
- Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the crust and spread the bacon, mushrooms and bell peppers on top of the sauce.1 cup no sugar added tomato sauce
- Sprinkle with the oregano.1 teaspoon dried oregano, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Put the pizza back under the broiler and broil until to top starts to brown (2 to 3 minutes).
- Use any combination of ground meats for the pizza crust, just make sure to include at least one with a higher fat content to keep moist.
- Add any paleo toppings you prefer on top to replace the bacon, mushrooms, and bell peppers, if desired.
- If following a keto diet instead of Paleo, you can add cheese as a topping.