Meatzza

My family LOVE meatzza!  As a grain-free family and with all of us being big pizza fans, this recipe has been the perfect solution to satisfy the cravings.  It is a versatile recipe – use all beef mince, half pork/half beef, or as we recently discovered…chicken.  We blitz semi-frozen, cubed chicken breast in the Thermomix using the ‘Turbo’ function until it resembles mince.  We also get our butcher to mince 100g chicken liver into 1kg of beef mince and most of the time, use this option – a fantastic way to get liver into your kids, without them realising.  This recipe makes three large pizzas which is enough for our family of six – reduce according to your family size or make the full recipe for leftovers, lunch boxes, etc.  You can also make mini-meatzzas…just reduce the cooking time.  Enjoy!  🙂

GO GET:

1 small onion
3 cloves garlic
Small handful parsley
Small handful basil and a few oregano leaves OR 1 tsp dried basil and 1tsp dried oregano
1 heaped teaspoon sea salt
Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
2 eggs or 3 yolks
1.2kg beef mince (or mince of choice as above)
Optional: 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes

Cheat’s Pizza Sauce:
Mix the following in a bowl;
1/2 cup tomato paste (approx.)
1/2 tsp each dried oregano, dried basil and garlic powder
Filtered water to thin down to desired consistency

Topping Suggestions:
Thinly sliced pumpkin
Thinly sliced or grated zucchini
Sliced mushrooms
Diced onion or spring onion
Sliced capsicum
Diced fresh pineapple
Halved cherry tomatoes
Olives
Baby spinach leaves (put these at the bottom so they don’t burn)
Diced bacon
Grated cheese
Fresh herbs (these are best reserved for the top of the cooked pizza or added in the last minute of baking)

GET GOING:

  1. Preheat the oven to the hottest temp or 250ºC.
  2. Line three pizza trays with baking paper (or use rectangular trays if that is what you have/prefer).
  3. Finely chop onion, garlic and herbs.  If using a Thermomix, chop 2 sec/speed 7.  Place into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and mix well with your hands.
  5. Divide into thirds and press out onto the baking trays.  It will seem like the mix is not going to cover, but it will.  Dampen your hands with water if you find the mince mixture is sticking.
  6. Bake for 8-10 mins until the bases are cooked through.  They will shrink a little.  Carefully drain any excess liquid from the baking trays.
  7. Top the bases with pizza sauce followed by your choice of toppings.
  8. Bake a further 10-15 mins depending on how well done and browned you prefer your meatzzas.
  9. Transfer the pizzas carefully to a chopping board using the baking paper to slide them across. Cut in wedges and serve topped with fresh herbs if desired.

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