Meatza cover

Here's somewhat of an oddity: the meatza. This is pretty much what it sounds like, a pizza made primarily out of meat. Yes, even the crust. Particularly the crust. I'm sure this brings forth a few questions, but first, here is the recipe:

  • 1.5 lbs ground meat (we used Italian sausage from venison)
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup marinara sauce, or any other tomato sauce or paste
  • 2.5 oz almond cheese (or any other type of cheese, regular or substitute)
  • 7.5 oz tomato (about 1/2 large tomato)
  • Italian seasoning
  • Any topping you want to add; you can, of course, remove any of our suggestions

Preheat oven to 450° while mixing the ground meat and egg. Add in spices if needed. Flatten meat mixture in a pan -- we use a Silpat mat in the bottom for ease of removal -- and put in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven, and set it to "Broil". Pour out any fat, and put toppings of your choice onto crust. Put back into oven when it's ready. Cooking time now varies; for us, it took about 8 minutes. You probably want to check on it before that, though.

Remove, let cool for about 5 minutes, put onto a tray, and cut into desired amount of slices. We made it into 8.


Does this taste like pizza?

Not really. But it tastes like all the glorious toppings of a pizza made into a meat pie.

So I'll like this?

Not if you're a vegetarian. Otherwise, possibly? We liked it.

Do I need a knife and fork to eat it?

It might help, as it's a bit greasy, but the crust holds together surprisingly well.

How much meatza can you eat before the heart attack comes rushing?

One regular sized slice is probably enough for most. This stuff is filling.

Who came up with this insane concept?

There are a lot of recipes out there, most similar to the one above. Most come from paleo books or blogs. Feel free to make it un-paleo, though.

Make tonight a meatza night!