Yea you read it correctly, meatza. Its exactly what you think it is, a pizza made of meat. Instead of a dough crust, we have a meat crust. This idea was given to my by my Paleo loving GF. I said, “YES! I’m definitely making that!” So here you go.
This is very easy to make and extremely delicious. Though I’ve only used ground beef, I know you can use ground turkey and sausage. And the beauty of this is, just like normal pizza, you can top it with whatever your little heart desires. For this one I used cauliflower mash and fresh peppers. I also made a breakfast meatza with egg, green beans, a little cheese and Tapatio (pics below).
Make a greek one with feta, olives and red onion. Make a Mexican one with salsa, avocado and red onion. Or make one more like a traditional pizza, red sauce, cheese with mushrooms and green pepper.
I made this using my 15 inch iron skillet (made the bfast one with my 10 inch iron skillet). Get one, they’re cheap and they’ll change your life. Or you can use a pie pan. Any pan will work, just make sure it has edges. When you cook the meat the fat will collect in the pan. If your pan doesn’t have edges you will have a big mess on your hands. It will look a little unusual when it comes, but it tastes like a thin hamburger. I assure it is amazing.
And I used steak seasoning to season the meat. It has garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper and paprika. You can add whatever seasoning sounds good to you. Get creative.
*This recipe was for my 15in iron skillet, cut it in half if you’re going to make it in something smaller. Or once it’s prepared cut it in half and make two meatzas.
2 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons sausage or steak seasoning
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 head of cauliflower, leaves removed, stem and florets chopped into similar sized pieces
½ orange pepper, sliced
½ yellow pepper, sliced
Ketchup and hot sauce (optional)
½ Red Onion
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup of milk
Salt and Pepper
Iron Skillet or pie pan or baking sheet (if using a baking sheet, make sure it has edges)
Boil the cauliflower in salted water until soft and tender. Drain and then return to the pot. Sauté the onions until they’re translucent and fragrant, then add the chopped garlic. Once the garlic has softened, add the mixture to the pot of cauliflower along with the milk, butter and salt and pepper to taste. Use a masher, food processer or hand blender and mix until smooth. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 400 degree. In a large bowl, mix the ground beef with the crushed garlic and seasonings until combined.
Then take the meat and press it evenly into the iron skillet or pan. Cover only the bottom of the pan and smooth the meat with damp hands until it’s an even thickness.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the meat is cooked through and the edges are brown. Then turn the oven to broil and cook for 2-3 minutes. This will give the top of the meat a nice little crust. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes.
Remove the meat from the pan and onto a plate to prepare it for the toppings.
Add a little ketchup and hot sauce the spread the cauliflower evenly over the meat. Then place the sliced peppers on top. Slice like a pizza and enjoy!
*The key is to try and time the cauliflower mash to be ready when the meat comes out so everything remains hot.
Aaaaand the breakfast meatza. Topped with scrambled egg, green beans, cheese and hot sauce.