Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Margherita Meatza

 Sunday Cooking with Sis 1/15

I really found a winner this week!  Lots of Paleo folks know all about MEATZA, it's Paleo pizza with ground beef as the crust.  I had looked at the recipes before and always wanted to try one.  I didn't just want normal pizza toppings though, so when my brain popped up with a margherita pizza idea, it all came together!

It really turns out like especially awesome burger patty, moist and very tasty!  Two slices is a bit too much for me at about 600 calories, so I am having mine with a salad or coleslaw this week for lunch.  


¼ cup Olive Oil
½ tsp Coarse Kosher Salt
1 clove garlic, minced
8 medium Roma Tomato, sliced
8 oz Mozzarella, shredded
10 Fresh Basil Leaves , shredded
¼ cup Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated
¼ cup Feta Cheese, crumbled

2 lb Ground Beef  
½ cup Parmesan Cheese, Freshly Grated
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Fennel seed
1 tsp Oregano, Ground
1 tsp Garlic Salt
1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
      1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes


·         Preheat oven to 450°

·         Stir together olive oil, garlic, and salt; toss with tomatoes, and allow to stand for 15 minutes.

·         Measure and mix your crust seasonings together in a small bowl.

·         Place beef in large mixing bowl and add eggs. Once you have thoroughly mixed in the egg add the seasoning mix and Parmesan cheese.  Flatten beef into a 12 x 17 jelly roll pan and place into oven for 10 minutes.

·         Spread the crust evenly with Mozzarella.

·         Arrange tomatoes on the top, then sprinkle with basil, Parmesan, and feta cheese.

·         Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, about 10 minutes.

Allow to cool. Slice, then freeze. 

My crust shrunk a lot, I'm not sure why or if that is normal.  I have never seen mention of it in any other Meatza recipe.  Sarah and I delicately moved it to a new cookie sheet, blotted it and then added the toppings.  I actually think it worked out well, but I'm not sure that's what should have happened!

I can't wait to eat this today for lunch.



  1. Perfectly normal for the beef to shrink. Heating beef causes the fat and juice to run out.

    Cooking at lower temperatures reduces shrinkage, but is absolutely normal.

    I am definately going to try a Meatza out soon thanks to your website!

  2. Hello, i am curious how this is paleo ..with all the cheese?

  3. this is not paleo, it's just gluten free.

  4. There are some things in Paleo lifestyle that are up to the individual - one is if you wish to incorporate dairy or not.