You might think that a pizza without crust, cheese, or tomato sauce is pointless. I guess I agree–you can hardly call a crustless, cheeseless, sauceless dish a “pizza” no matter what it looks like. Enter “meatza”! Meatza replaces crust with a thin layer of seasoned meat upon which you can add your favorite sauce and toppings. For those of us on the autoimmune protocol, it is a fun and healthy way to enjoy something like everyone’s favorite finger food. I’ve served it at game nights to perplexed but delighted guests with nary a complaint. Feel free to use whatever kind of meat you like. Some of my other favorite toppings include prosciutto with arugula and fig preserves or sliced pears (inspired by a really good local pizza I wish I could still eat)!
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- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 1/2 pounds ground pork
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper (omit for AIP)
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 dash paprika (omit for AIP)
- 3/4 cup no-tomato sauce
- 1 cup spinach (chopped)
- 1/2 small red onion (sliced)
- 3 ounces pepperoni (sliced)
- 4 ounces mushroom (sliced)
- 3 ounces black olive (sliced)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine the ground meat and spices and mix well.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner. Spread the meat over the sheet, flattening it evenly to about 1/4".
- Bake for 10 minutes or until cooked through.
- Transfer to a pizza stone or a wire rack on top of a baking sheet. Add the sauce and toppings, then return to the oven for 10 minutes or until the toppings are cooked.