I can take it or leave it when it comes to pizza, but I love this idea! I haven't had a slice of pizza since I don't know when. Having a gluten and dairy sensitivity pretty much crosses pizza off the list of acceptable foods. I obviously left off the cheese, but if you can handle cheese, have at it!
When I saw this idea, I had to try it. There are so many variations to pizza toppings and now there is a variation to the crust. Ground meat makes up this crust and can be done with any combo you would like. I think this would be a fun thing to do as personal pizzas with kids. You could make individual meat crusts and let them top it. That way they have some ownership in their meal and may be more apt to eat it!
Recipe: Meatza Pizza
- 2 lbs ground meat*
- 2 eggs
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1-2 tsp salt (if using any italian sausage I would use 1)
- 2 tbsp fresh herbs (thyme, oregano, parsley, etc)
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- Any cheese and toppings
- Place everything in a bowl and combine well with hands
- Place the meat on a greased pizza pan or a 11x17 cake pan. Make sure you have sides to your pan for excess liquid to run off.
- Press the meat to fill the pan and create sides to look like a crust
- Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes
- Remove and spread sauce, cheese and toppings and return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes
- Turn the oven to broil and cook for another 1-2 minutes
*I used ground turkey breast (it's what I had) and ground italian pork sausage. The sausage gives it such good flavor. If you don't use any sausage, you could always add some red pepper flakes or additional seasonings to spice it up.
There are so many different ways to top this! If you are an olive person, try a Greek meatza with some olives and feta.