Simple Supper Friday: Mexican Meatza

Mexican meatza for your Friday night.

It’s been a while since I made a good meatza, so I decided it was about time to bring it out again. I love how simple it is to make and seriously, meat crust? Yes, please. This time around though, I decided to switch it up. By the way, have you ever seen my original meatza post? It’s from the very early days of my blog (not that my blog is that old though) when I was still using way too small of pictures. I guess it’s kinda neat to reflect where I was then to where I am now. Funny too.

I highly suggest the runny poached egg on top. It makes this meatza extra special. Plus, an egg on top of anything makes it that much better. I also believe that about avocado and bacon. Those three foods take any meal to the next level of awesomeness.

Feel free to double this recipe and make it in a 9×11 or 9×13 pan as well. I sometimes make a double batch of meatza, but I only had one pound of ground meat this time around. Work with what you’ve got!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb dark meat ground turkey (or other ground meat)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning (I like the kind in bulk at Whole Foods — no sugars or junk in it)
  • Pinch of sea salt, optional
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup fresh salsa
  • 1 – 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • Red onion slices, to taste
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup olives, sliced
  • Mixed greens or sliced lettuce leaves for serving
  • Fresh guacamole for topping (I used Whole Foods house-made)
  • Poached egg for topping, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix together the ground turkey, egg, taco seasoning and sea salt (if using) with your hands. Pat mixture into an 8×8 or 9×9 pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prep your veggies. Slice your tomatoes, onion and olives.
  3. Once meat crust is done baking, top with salsa (that’s your sauce) and vegetable toppings. Put back in the oven for 5 more minutes at 350 degrees.
  4. After the 5 minutes, turn on the broiler at 450 and let the meatza cook for 5 – 7 more minutes.
  5. Slice and serve atop of lettuce (I used red leaf) or mixed greens. Top with a poached egg, if desired, and guacamole.
Fresh Mexican meatza, out of the oven.

Fresh Mexican meatza, out of the oven.

It’s a beauty, isn’t it?

Feel free to garnish with cilantro as well. I didn’t have any on hand, but the guacamole and salsa were both full of fresh cilantro.

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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 two cats, Mila and Dutch, in inner NE Portland. I am a yoga, fitness, health and nutrition enthusiast, and enjoy cooking and experimenting in the kitchen.

19 responses to “Simple Supper Friday: Mexican Meatza”

  1. Shonnie says :

    Yes, actually, it is beautiful. I know this one is gonna be a keeper for me! Love! I just don’t go for poached runny eggs–but I might give it a whirl. One should always try to keep an open mind about such thing … even purple mashed cauli. ;)

  2. Shonnie says :

    Reblogged this on Diary of an Angry Fat Woman and commented:
    I am beinginning to have a love affair with Paleo PDX’s blog! :D

  3. Cinnamoneats says :

    This looks good but I can’t do tomatoes… I wonder how it would taste without?

    • paleoinpdx says :

      It’d still be good. You could make a cilantro pesto for the sauce instead of the salsa (to make use fresh cilantro, walnuts, garlic, olive oil, and salt and pepper). Replace the tomatoes with another veggie of your choice. Is it just tomatoes or other nightshades as well? If it’s all nightshades, then garlic and onion and the taco seasoning would be out too (because of chili peppers in it).

  4. Cinnamoneats says :

    No it’s not a nightshades thing I just can’t stand tomatoes! I haven’t touched them in over 15 years I’d say! I can do tomato paste or canned tomatoes if I blend them first to use as a sauce. But whole tomatoes I can’t do, even in cooking and especially raw in salads etc.

  5. cavemanmodernwoman says :

    This looks lovely, what a fab idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Megan says :

    What a bizzare thing! I love it! I have been Paleo hunting (work is slow don’t judge!) all day and stumbled across this blog, you have some great recipes! Nice work!

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