Thursday, February 7, 2013

Forget The Crust Paleo Pizza

You'll probably have a heart attack after you eat these pizzas...not because it's going to 
clog your arteries, but because they are that good! I'm hoping all this protein is the
trick to getting a muscle up here soon. If not, I will be a big grumpy pants all day long.
And if that's the case, stay away from me. Muscle ups are draining me...Gah!

"Meatza Pizza"
(Credit to Well Fed)

1lb ground beef and or turkey
2 tsp Italian seasoning

1 tsp olive oil
1garlic clove, minced
1 tsp pizza seasoning (recipe to follow)
3 oz tomato paste
1/4 C water

Pizza seasoning
4 tsp dried parsley
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
2 tsp ground pepper
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp paprika
3 tsp salt
1 tsp red pepper flakes
(Mix all the ingredients together. This will give you more than enough for the above recipe, 
but you can store it in an air tight container and save it for another recipe!)

*Topping Ideas*
Steamed broccoli, steamed red pepper, mushrooms, sliced olives with red sauce
Steamed red pepper, avocado, peppercinis, carmalized onions with salsa for sauce
Steamed kale, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, with BBQ for sauce
Get creative!

Preheat oven 400 degrees. Mix the italian seasoning with the beef or turkey (we did two separate batches, one of each meat, to get the different pizzas we did above...that way we'd have leftovers for lunch tomorrow). Separate your first batch of seasoned meat into two rolled balls, then press evenly on an 8-9in round pan one ball at a time. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until cooked and edges are brown. While that is cooking, make the pizza sauce by combining the oil, garlic, and seasoning in a small saucepan on med-high heat. Cook for 30 seconds, then add the tomato paste and water. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 5 minutes uncovered. Once the pizza 'crust' is complete, cover a baking sheet with parchment paper, then place the pizza 'crust' on the baking sheet. Slather on your pizza sauce and your toppings, then place it back into your 400 degree oven for another 10 minutes. Take it out and scarf it down!
*Double the sauce recipe if you plan on making more than one pizza and repeat the directions for pizza number 2...and 3, or 4. Whatever you want to do. I don't care.

Why this pizza is awwwesooome?
* Super easy to don't even have to think about making it while you're making it.
I love those recipes.

*Incredibly filling. I was not interested in eating anything else when I was done.
Alright fine, that's a lie. I made these paleo almond joy treats so I only wanted to try one
of those afterwards. That then led into another one. But seriously, if I didn't have those
on hand I would've been satisfied.

*If you make more than enough you don't have to think about making a lunch
for the next day. Awesome! We love that.

*If you're feeling a need to splurge, grab a movie and some hard cider (close enough
to paleo right?), and make it a movie night this weekend!

Enjoy your journey with crustless paleo pizzas!

♥ The Stanleys