Thursday, November 1, 2007

Dinner Tonight--Meatza (meat crust pizza)



I've heard many other WLS postops mention making a "pizza" of sorts with a meat crust. There have been numerous recipes circulated and they all have a somewhat common theme--a meatloaf sort of meat sheet below sauce and cheese and other toppings. SO, rather than follow what others had suggested, I went with my gut and made my own creation.

Ingredients:
1 pound ground beef (any type of ground beef)
1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese (the shaker jar stuff)
2 fresh eggs
shredded mozzarella cheese (or Italian cheese blend)
shredded cheddar cheese
additional Parmesan cheese
pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce
pizza toppings of your choice

Directions:
In a bowl, mix ground beef, bread crumbs, 1/8 cup Parmesan and eggs till very well blended into a meatloaf sort of mixture. On a baking sheet with at least a 1/4 inch side (can be a cookie sheet, pizza pan, etc), press this mixture down to about 1/2 inch thickness and not touching the side edges of the pan. This allows a bit of room for any "grease" to gather. Bake at about 350 degrees till cooked completely. Remove from oven and pour off any grease/fat from the pan. Spread pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce over the top of it leaving just a very slight edge of uncovered meat. Layer on whatever toppings you like on your pizza--Canadian Bacon, ham, pepperoni, sausage, onions, mushrooms, peppers, olives, etc. Finally, layer on a good layer of shredded mozzarella cheese. Then, sprinkle Parmesan cheese evenly across the top (helps bind the cheeses together). And, finally, sprinkle a bit of shredded cheddar cheese across the top. Bake this at 350 till the cheese is all melted and hot and you're ready to eat!

2 comments:

Bariatric Brat said...

OMG, this was delicious!! Congratulations on your new blog. I look forward to more yummy recipes!

sparklingsue said...

Hi Lea!
I just had to tell you, I made this Meatza last night....OMG it is so delicious!!! I think you should open up a meatzaria, you would do great business!!! I will be making this often! Thanks so much!
Sue

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