When I was a child there was this irritating radio jingle for the local grocery store’s bake-it-yourself pizza. I still sing it in my head when I am thinking of pizza. I love pizza more than I love a lot of things. I love it around the same amount that I love Well Fed. The best cookbook on the planet. You see, I bought the PDF last year, but it was so damned nice that I needed to buy the hard copy when I finally had a chance to get it in the USA. Of course, right after I ordered it Amazon marked it down. Bleh. STILL worth it. A phenomenal cookbook.
Speaking of which, this recipe is from Well Fed. Meatza is a versatile recipe that can hit the spot when all I really want is some damned pizza. The Mexican version pictured if you click the link is next on my hit list. One of my favourite things about Well Fed is its flexibility and inspiration in “You know how you could do that?” – suggestions to doctor the recipe to your tastes. Because a recipe is just that: a guideline. Follow your tastes and preferences to make the perfect meal.
And that’s what I did tonight. I used the recipe as inspiration and made my own Meatza. I only wondered why it has taken me so long to try this. Awesome idea.
I made the “crust” by mixing italian sausage seasoning with ground beef and spreading it on a stoneware pan. I popped this in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes.
It came out looking like a meat pancake. Not too appetizing….
I spread some tomato sauce (homemade from the freezer) on…
Gathered up some toppings. I chose red pepper, olives, onion and basil
Layered them on with some cheese. Yes, cheese. Blasphemy. I love cheese. Cheese hates me, but I love cheese. We’re in this torrid relationship that I just can’t escape. Delicious.
Back into the oven for another 15 minutes and out comes a delicious MEAT PIZZA!
Magnifique! This actually had enough structure to it that I could pick up a slice and eat it with my hands. I was quite impressed and happy with it. Why, oh why did I take so long to make it? Definite make again. Maybe even this week…