Sceptically Fit

05/09/2011

Meatza

Filed under: Personal, Recipes — Tags: , , — Sceptically Me @ 22:10

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In an effort to broaden my options, take advantage of cheap meat sources (eg mince) and come up with something that makes easy breakfasting leftover options to eat at work; I decided to try a meatza.

The idea is to use beef mince as the pizza base. Gets your protein count up, leaves your carb (with no need for wheat!) low and still tastes like pizza. Well that’s the theory…

I use the paleo pizza recipe from spark people but modified it based on my cupboard contents. So not having any caraway seeds may have been the problem.

Make up a bowl of herbs with a generous (ie more than the teaspoon specified) of oregano, black pepper, garlic salt and red pepper. Mix with 500g of beef mince. Mix in with a raw egg. Didn’t have any Parmesan so that didn’t get mixed into the pan

Spread on a tray and bake for about 15mins on 200c.

Once it was done I poured off the fat and made my pizza. Tomato paste, cheese, onions, olives and mushrooms. I’d precooked the onions and mushrooms so the pizza only needed another five mins.

Let it sit for about five mins.

Verdict – I got three meals out of it. Half for dinner, and two breakfasts. The main problem was how dry the meat was – draining off the fat is the only option to get the pizza effect but it’s left so dry. Maybe the Parmesan cheese would have made all the difference but even with the extra allocation of herbs the base was very bland. It also didn’t hold together well at all, so no pizza effect in terms of ‘slice of pizza’. Though i think i may have made it slightly too thick. Need a bigger pan to try again. The topping was delicious so clearly I need to incorporate more tomato sauce type dishes into my diet.

Overall, seemed too much effort for something that doesn’t really form a decent substitute. But it did seem like a decent option for breakfast though could I be bothered with this just for breakfast? Maybe I’ll try again with the changes I’ve mentioned and see if that makes it worth it.

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