Paleo Recipes - Pizza

Friday Night Often Means Movie and Pizza Night- What To Do?

In our neck of the woods, Friday night usually equates to movie night. Across the street, it also equates to pizza night. What to do when your kiddo wants pizza and you’re just not willing to give into the grains? We make a pie with meat crust, or as I recently saw it cleverly called, “Meatza Pie”. It sounds crazy I know, but even my pickiest eater asks for seconds or thirds when we do this.

Paleo Recipes - Meatza Pizza Pie

Sometimes if I’m really feeling celebratory I’ll also make pizza cups which are super easy and even a bigger hit than the meatza version.

Here is what I do:

Paleo Meatza Pizza Pie
Recipe type: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
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A delicious pizza recipe that contains no flour and one that everyone will love and want more of.
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for the Crust:
  • 1 lb (454 g) Lean Ground Beef
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 g) Mixed Dried Herbs (You can choose whatever you like)
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 g) Fresh Basil - Chopped or 1 Teaspoon (5 g) Dried Basil
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • ½ Teaspoon (2.5 g) Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon (2.5 g) Black Pepper
  • Ingredients for Toppings:
  • ¼ Cup (118 g) Tomato Sauce
  • ¼ Cup (118 g) Red Bell Pepper - Sliced
  • ¼ Cup (118 g) Sundried Tomatoes - Sliced
  • ¼ Cup (118 g) Black or Green Olives - Sliced
  • ¼ Cup (118 g) Arugula Leaves
  • ¼ Cup (118 g) Fresh Basil
  • ¼ Cup (118 g) Artichoke Hearts - Chopped (You may use canned or packed in oil)
Instructions
  1. Get your oven ready by preheating it to 400°F (204°C). You will also need 8” (20.32 cm) pizza pans or baking dish if you don't have pizza pans.
  2. Place your ground beef, dried herbs mix, garlic, pepper, salt and basil in a bowl. Mix all ingredients well.
  3. Divide your meat mixture to two and put in pizza pans. Make sure you press the meat mix down well.
  4. Bake the crusts for 10-15 minutes or until the meat is cooked through. Remove the pans (the pans will be hot - don't forget your mittens) then drain off any liquid. Now you can work on the toppings.
  5. Spread the tomato sauce on the meat crust and place the red bell pepper. Bake again for 5 minutes to soften the bell pepper.
  6. You can then add the rest of the toppings onto the crust.
  7. Cut your pizza into your desired number of slices. This is better done on a cutting board.
  8. Serve and enjoy your every slice!
Making pizza is always so much fun. Jazz these little guys up, however, you see fit. Sauce it up or keep it dry. Our kids eat dairy still and always want a plain cheese version. We skip the cheese and load up on a ton of veggies- tonight we had broccoli, olives and red peppers in the fridge. You can even make smaller circles and give one to each person to make their own pizza. The fun is limitless.

You may change the toppings and the herb mix if you want to and experiment with the taste of the pizza. If you have kids and they’re still into dairy, having a separate meat pizza loaded with cheese can do the trick. You’ll definitely enjoy this pizza if you also do the sauce. Sure you can buy a pizza sauce, but making your own Paleo diet sauce can complete that homemade feel to your meatza pizza. Not only does, it complete the pizza, there are also other benefits you get from making your own pizza sauce, and here are a few:

It’s Economical

If you want to have a pizza sauce that is worth its taste, making your own can do the trick. When you are making your own sauce you can use what you have in your fridge or cupboard or in your garden. And you don’t have to worry about having leftover sauce since you can make as much or as little sauce as you want.

Paleo Diet Recipes - It's Economical

It’s Safe

Although there are standard practices in many pizza sauce companies, you still can’t tell what the ingredients were handled. When you make your own pizza sauce, you know what ingredients you picked and how you prepared them. You also get to choose how you will store your pizza sauce and for how long. Most homemade sauces don’t last too long, but this is because most contain no preservatives that may affect your health.

It’s Convenient

Who wants to drive or run to the supermarket just for a sauce? If you have all the ingredients at home, why buy something you can do? Putting a little time in making your own pizza sauce is even less than spending time driving to the nearest supermarket. Besides, pizza making is supposed to be fun. Making your own pizza sauce gives you more time to make the pizza and you can even spend the activity with your kids or your partner.

Paleo Food - It's Convenient

It’s Tastier

Want a spicy sweet sauce? You can make your own and have the right sweet and spicy taste. Want your sauce to be aromatic? You can add all the herbs that you want. You have control over the taste and you don’t need to stick to what commercial pizza sauces flavors have. You can change the taste and experiment with different ingredients until you find the right mix.

Last But Not Least, It’s Healthy

You have control over the ingredients, thus you also get control of what goes inside your body. You have control over the freshness of the ingredients you will use. Fresh ingredients are still best when it comes to health. Homemade pizza sauces can offer more vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to you, depending on the ingredients you use.

Paleo Diet - Last But Not Least, It's Healthy

Pizza sauce will never be the same when you make your own and you’ll surely start to taste the difference from store bought sauces. It is also fun to make and you can find recipes that are easy to use if you are in a hurry. Here is one Paleo diet recipe that is easy to make and still creates the best pizza sauce you’ll ever have.

Paleo No-Cook Pizza Sauce

Ingredients:

½ Cup (118 g) Strained or Crushed Tomatoes

6 oz (177 g) Tomato Paste

1 Teaspoon (5 g) Salt

½ Teaspoon (2.5 g) Dried Basil

½ Teaspoon (2.5 g) Garlic Powder

½ Teaspoon (2.5 g) Dried Oregano

Procedure:

  • Mix all ingredients well in a bowl.
  • Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  • Use it on your freshly baked pizza crust and store any leftover in an air-tight container and freeze.

It’s easy, fun and definitely cheaper than store bought sauces. Plus you can experiment with the taste of the sauce to complement you meatza pizza Paleo recipes. Now you can enjoy your Friday movie nights better!

 

 

 

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