Meatza

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Meatza

Meatza is a great Paleo recipe if you want to make something quick using up leftovers or just make it fresh and it is also a one baking dish meal. This meal resembles pizza! I love pizza.. The difference is that the crust is made out of meat. I like topping with fresh parmesan cheese then broiling to brown it up a bit but you can omit if not using dairy.

I have also made this using 2 pounds of ground turkey and layers of sauté eggplant which was simply amazing. When I make it again that way I will be sure to take a lot of pictures. I also have used fire roasted tomatoes for this dish and it came out great! Use your creativity!

I like using a glass lasagna pan for this recipe.

After I am on my feet all day during my cooking videos I am starving! This is a typical meal for me to put together after a shoot. I normally have all of the ingredients on hand and who ever is left after the video crew leaves! We eat….

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3-4 large cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 8-oz container mushrooms (your favorite) thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped (or eggplant)
  • 3/4 cup pre-made marinara sauce
  • 3/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl add in beef, pork, eggs, salt and pepper. Combine all ingredients using a fork.

  3. Add in next 5 ingredients and combine into the meat. You may want to use your hand to make sure everything is combined or continue using the fork.

  4. Add mixture to your baking dish and press until there is a single even layer of meat. Bake for 15 minutes.

  5. Using a sauté pan over medium heat add in oil. Once hot add in onion, mushrooms, pepper and zucchini to cook for about 7-9 minutes. Drain any liquid and add to a bowl.

  6. When the meat is done let cool for a minute so you can drain any excess fat from the cooked meat. Then add the vegetables and spread to layer over the meat mixture.

  7. Pour marinara sauce and top with parmesan cheese.

  8. Bake in oven for 10 minutes.

  9. Then turn your oven to broil and keep in the oven for about 3-4 minutes. Keeping an eye on it the entire time.

    Note: You can also add mozzarella cheese combined with the parmesan. You can also use an all natural marinara sauce if you don't have a batch made in advance.

     

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