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Pepperoni Meatza

By Jason Fung, MD

Pepperoni Meatza

For people that are gluten-intolerant, low-carb, paleo, or whatever, it can be hard to go without pizza. This dish makes it a lot easier. It is made pretty much exactly the same as pizza, but with ground beef as the crust. Sounds weird at first, but it is absolutely delicious and very filling. This is...
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinners + Mains
Cuisine American, Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 6
Calories 526 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes or to taste (optional)
  • 2 lb ground beef extra lean
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 12 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 3.5 oz pepperoni sliced, or to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  • Mix together salt, caraway seeds, oregano, garlic salt, ground black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
  • Mix ground beef and eggs in a mixing bowl until thoroughly incorporated. Add Parmesan cheese and seasoning mixture to beef; combine. Press ground beef mixture into a 12x17-inch pan, spread out evenly.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until meat is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain grease.
  • Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and turn on the oven's broiler.
  • Sprinkle 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese over baked meat, followed by tomato sauce in an even layer. Sprinkle another 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese over the sauce and top with slices of pepperoni. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese over pizza.
  • Broil until cheese is melted, bubbling, and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pepperoni Meatza
Amount per Serving
Calories
526
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
31
g
48
%
Saturated Fat
 
15
g
94
%
Cholesterol
 
216
mg
72
%
Sodium
 
2671
mg
116
%
Potassium
 
782
mg
22
%
Carbohydrates
 
4
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
54
g
108
%
Vitamin A
 
803
IU
16
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
421
mg
42
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Dinners + Mains, Italian, Mediterranean
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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