Meat lovers: THIS is your pizza!
Gluten free, dairy free, and low carb dieters: THIS is your pizza!
My husband has made Meatza before (Meat + Pizza = Meatza), but this one went above and beyond. It is so meaty, so juicy, with vegetables so gorgeously caramelized that I had to share.
Deep Dish Meatza Ingredients
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 lb Italian sausage
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 can artichokes, halved
- 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 TB Mirin (Japanese sweet cooking wine)
- 1 TB garlic powder
- 1 TB onion powder
- 1 TB Italian seasoning (may sub dried oregano and basil)
Deep Dish Meatza Recipe
STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, Italian sausage, and seasonings.
STEP TWO: Press into a 12″ non-stick springform pan like you would use for baking a cheesecake. Press the center down, leaving a thin, raised ridge on the outside like a “crust.” This will help contain the sauce and toppings after baking.
STEP THREE: Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes. When cooking, place the springform pan on top of a foil-lined baking pan to catch any drippings.
STEP FOUR: While meatza is cooking, caramelize your onions and artichokes. Place artichokes face down in a medium frying pan with 1TB Mirin; cook for 5 minutes on medium heat. Remove from pan. Saute sliced onions over medium heat in 1 TB cooking oil on of your choice until caramelized. Remove from pan. We didn’t pre-cook the peppers, but you can if you prefer.
STEP FIVE: Remove meatza from oven. Spread with pasta sauce and cover with your toppings.
STEP SIX: Return meatza to oven and bake an additional 10 minutes at 400°F. Remove from pan (careful, it’s hot!), slice, and enjoy!
With this Deep Dish Meatza, we now have two gluten-free and dairy free pizzas in our dinner rotation! My husband’s Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Sweet Potato Crust is practically famous — if you haven’t already, you need to try this pizza too!