What on earth is a Meatzza… well it’s a pizza made on a meat base instead of a bread base. This is great for anyone who is following a Low Carb or Keto meal plan. It is very filling, so you don‘t need as much as you would a regular pizza, and it’s super easy to make too!
With a delicious meaty base and all of that Cheesey goodness, you won’t even miss the dough!
- 500g beef mince
- ½ teaspoon rock salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder* (leave out if Low FODMAP)
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ½ cup pizza sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- Whatever other pizza toppings you’d like
Preheat your oven to 220 degrees C. Line a rimmed, non-perforated pizza pan with a circle of parchment paper. You can also use a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment and make the pizza a bit smaller in diameter.
On the prepared baking sheet, flatten the mince into a very thin, large circle – make it as thin as you can. I use a rolling pin to roll it as thin as I can, then use my fingers to spread it evenly so that it covers the entire pan.
Sprinkle the mince with salt, black pepper, garlic powder*, oregano, and red pepper flakes.
Bake the meat crust in the preheated oven until fully cooked. If rolled thin, this should take about 10 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and switch the oven to grill. By now, the meat crust has shrunk and is sitting in a pool of cooking liquids. Carefully transfer it, using two wide spatulas, to a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet.
Spread the meat base with pizza sauce, then sprinkle the cheese evenly on top. Add your toppings. Return to the oven and grill just until the cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes. You can also bake in the 200C oven for 5 more minutes instead of grilling, but I do like the way grilling crisps up the meaty edges.
Allow the meatzza to rest for 5 minutes before cutting it into 8 triangles and serving.
Make the meat into muffin size for single serve meatzza, perfect for the lunchbox
- Swap the beef mince for any kind of mince eg pork, turkey, chicken
- Swap the meat base for a zucchini or eggplant base if you have someone who doesn’t love meat as much as you. 😉