This #MB2W is a challenge. It’s a discipline challenge, but it’s also a cooking challenge. I like carbs. There I said it. I’ve also been having random thoughts:
- I want Pizza.
*Did you know Michigan is home to Little Caesars (Pizza, Pizza!) and Domino’s? I know…you don’t have to say it. They aren’t my first choice, either.
*Did I mention that I want pizza? I love it. Yes, 3rd grade me, I’d marry it.
Discipline takes over. I will still eat Protein+Fats+Vegetables, but I will enjoy that shizz. It’s my right as a American…no as a human friggin being. Pizza is life!
The idea of a meatza, is that the crust is meat. As I’ve not yet braved the cauliflower crust trend, this was my only other choice.
I bought ground pork. I wanted ground hot Italian sausage, but it wasn’t on the shelf, at that time. Arg. I bought a little less than a pound because when I attemted this recipe years ago, I made the crust too thick and it was less than awesome.
Preheat that oven to 450.
Oil up the baking sheet. I put a bit of the olive oil and spread it with a paper towel to give a light sheen to the pan. Use a baking sheet with lifted edges to catch any grease
You can add spices to the ground meat. I used garlic powder, cayenne, salt and pepper, and mixed it all together.
Put it out in the pan and beat your meat. Phrasing! <— (TV Show reference challenge). Spread it thin and get to the edge. I didn’t make it. A full pound would have, though.
Throw this into to the oven for 10-15 minutes. If yours is super thin, it will be closer to 10.
Pull it out. Phrasing. Set the oven to broil and Jerry’s get to the toppings.
I found a pizza sauce with no sugar in the ingredients. Yay. I spread that across the crust and put some garlic salt on top. Next came a layer of mozzarella, then the basil leaves and then more mozzarella. I thought that with the “meat me at the pan” situation, that pepperoni might be overkill. Thoughts?? For some odd reason, I didn’t put jalapeño on there. Yes, this is still me. I blame the brain fart on a lack of carbs.
Throw this meat pie back in the oven with the broil setting for like 4-5 minutes.
Now meat me in the living room to Netflix and Be Shook. I watched the last episode (of 3) of that Aaron Hernandez docu-series. I mean…whoa. That dude. Crazy.
I liked this ok. I still prefer good ole-fashioned, gluten abundant, wheat crust. GMO is just better, people. The lab got that one right! This thinner version is definitely the better way to go. The crust edges actually get a little crisp to them. I definitely want to use ground sausage next time, or go crazier with the spice step. The meat crust was a bit bland.
If you are gluten free, Paleo, keto, #MB2W, or otherwise carnivorously inclined, this is worth a try.
I don’t know if pizza joints have a secret menu, but I dream of take out meatza!
Also, beautiful “Sunset over Joe’s” and “Bag Leaves The Mothership” photos, in the…photos.
Posted on January 20, 2020, in Fitness, Food, Just Life, Trader Joe's Mom Group and tagged 2020, Cooking, Diet, Fitness, keto, meat, meatza, Paleo, whole 30. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Meatza Meatza.