Simple Supper Friday: Meatza!

Nope, this ain’t no pizza yo … it’s MEATza! The entire crust consists of ground meat, then it’s topped with pizza sauce and veggies, just like a standard pizza, but minus the cheese. It’s delicious, easy and yields great leftovers. The combinations are endless too. Jesse and I like to eat our meatza with either steamed broccoli or sauteed greens. Tonight, it was chard and kale sauteed in coconut oil with garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.

Meat crust:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 lb bulk mild Italian chicken sausage
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste

Pizza sauce:

  • 1.5 – 2 tubes tomato paste (I like Whole Foods brand)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 – 3 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 -2 tsp dried thyme
  • Dash of red pepper flakes or cayenne

Toppings:

  • 7 – 10 crimini mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 cup or more olives, chopped (I pick whatever strikes me off the Whole Foods olive bar)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • parsley for garnish after cooking

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the meat and eggs in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Add spices to the meat/egg mixture and mix thoroughly.
  4. Put meat mixture into a 9 x 11 or 9 x 13 pan at pat down evenly.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. While the meat crust is baking, mix all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and chop the veggies. Feel free to add other spices you like to the sauce and use whatever veggie toppings you like.
  7. When meat is done baking, pull pan out of the oven and top with sauce and veggies.
  8. Put back in the oven for 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
  9. Then turn your broiler on at 450 degrees and cook for another 7 – 10 minutes.
  10. Garnish with fresh parsley, if using.
  11. Serve and eat!

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About paleoinpdx

Born and raised in Alpena, Michigan, I moved to Portland (PDX) in 2008 after graduating from Michigan State University. I reside with my husband, Jesse and our cat, Dutch in inner NE Portland. I am a health, yoga, fitness, wellness and nutrition enthusiast, and enjoy cooking and experimenting in the kitchen.

9 responses to “Simple Supper Friday: Meatza!”

  1. KarlJKarl says :

    This looks really good! My fiance has been craving pizza for some time (we’re both paleo) and she just read about your “meatza.” We’re going to try it!

  2. paleoinportland says :

    It IS really good, Karl! I’m glad to hear you and your fiance are going to try making it. Let me know how you like it!

  3. Krystle says :

    I LOVE meatza! I often make it as a quick and easy meal on a Friday if we’re having a dvd night. Even my husband who isn’t eating paleo loves it and prefers it over regular pizza (although he has cheese on his meatza).

  4. Shonnie says :

    Yum … I can tell I am gonna like being friends with YOU! hahahha!

  5. paleoinpdx says :

    Yeah!! I love it ;)

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