Pizza is one of Brent’s favorite foods. His top three favorite foods are Pizza, Ribs and Chicken Wings. Pizza is by FAR his absolute favorite. On nights when take-out is in order, I have to actually protest pizza before the idea is even brought up… Its a good thing we live in NY – the pizza here is good enough to eat at on a weekly basis. But when we were on Paleo, I could tell Brent was going to have a hard time giving up his pizza. It was a good 2 months in to our Paleo regiment when Brent saw the pizza delivery guy in the hallway of our apartment building and the guy said “HEY! We Thought You Moved!!!! Long time no see!”
And that’s when he started to request pizza again. Because I really wanted us to stick to the 90 day plan, I started to do some research on pizza and found a paleo pizza crust (review coming soon) but with a 2 week wait for shipment, I got sought instagram for inspiration. Stupid Easy Paleo had a gorgeous photo of a mediterranean meatza….oh, what is meatza, you ask? Meatza is a pizza made with a meat “crust”. It is in no way a crust but more like a meat party with some sauce and veggies. Basically, Brent’s dream meal.
Meatza supreme (feeds 2-4 people)
1 lb hot italian sausage, casings removed
1/2 cup marinara sauce
3 leaves of fresh basil
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
handful of pitted sliced black olives
Preheat oven to 400*. In a large skillet (i used a 9 inch), prep pan with a spray of olive oil and add sausages to pan. Create one giant meat patty in the pan and heat over medium heat. The idea here is to get the meat on the bottom caramelized.
drain any excess liquid in the pan.
Assemble the Meatza with sauce, mushrooms, olives, peppers, onions and basil leaves.
Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until veggies are wilted.
Cut into 4 pieces and dig in. Served with a side salad.
Knife and fork are a must.
This was really good. And filling. But I’m a NYer, i need my crust.