If you’ve previously enjoyed delicious, thin crust pizzas, laden with bubbling melted cheese, herbs, peppers and tomatoes but now abstain from wheat, you should try a Meatza.
Meatzas basically replace the floury pizza base with a delicious ground meat base that can be jazzed up with onions, herbs and spices. Top them off with your favourite pizza topping and you have a very tasty, and nutritious, pizza alternative.
Here’s our basic recipe that you can adapt to suit your own preferences.
Basic Meatza Recipe
For the base:
1 large onion
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon fennel
sprinkle of freshly ground pepper
sprinkle of sea salt
For the Topping:
1 pepper deseeded & sliced
50g sundried tomatoes (optional – rich)
sweetcorn etc as desired
1. Start by gently frying the onions and garlic in a generous amount of olive oil. Do this very slowly-they should be lightly caramelised when done.
2. In a mixing bowl, add the minced meat, fried onions, herbs and egg and mix thoroughly. Then, pat into the base of a baking dish so that the whole base is covered. Cook in a medium hot oven for 20-30 mins until the mixture is a dark brown.
3. Pour off some of the excess fat from the baked base and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Then, cover with the cheese, peppers, tomatoes and any other ingredients that you fancy and place back in the oven. Cook for a further 15 minutes until the cheese is bubbling.
4. Serve hot with some salad (garnish) and a glass of full-bodied red wine.
You’ll never miss a pizza again!
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There are many more great recipes like this in The Harcombe Diet Recipe Book
Can you eat things like dates and mixed fruit on this diet?
Not while you’re trying to lose weight. They are basically sugar and best avoided.
Aarrgh! I’ve made a variation of this and eaten it for two days on Phase 1 – and only now have I realised that I shouldn’t have used any cheese! Really confusing having this tagged as a Phase 1 recipe – not everyone reads the comments – they expect the recipe to be suitable for the phase it is tagged for!! Going to have to rewind and start Phase 1 all over again now 🙁
Reading the rules for each phase ….and truthfully reading Zoe’s books on the purpose of eating this way and the wrong way is the cause of many issues. She really educates us in what the world has given us as false information on healthy eating and our HEALTH
For which phase of the diet could I make this?
Phase1 if no dairy on the topping, else Phase2, as a fat meal.