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Meatza cut into slices for serving

Meatza

What's a meatza?  A meatza is a pizza with ground beef instead of bread for the crust.  Top this meatza recipe with any of your favorite pizza toppings!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword beef, cheesy, ground beef, italian, mozzarella, party food, pizza, tomato sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 308 kcal
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce divided
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese divided
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 pound lean ground beef Laura's Lean recommended
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded low moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Place one oven rack in the middle of the oven, and the other oven rack 6 inches from the broiler element (it’s easier than moving an oven rack later, when they’re hot). Preheat the oven to bake at 375°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together 1/4 cup pizza sauce, 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning. Add the ground beef and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Place the mixture in the center of a deep dish pizza pan (do not use the type of pizza pan that has holes) or a rimmed baking sheet. Pat down the ground beef mixture until it forms a flat circle about 11 inches in diameter.

  4. Place the baking sheet in the oven on the middle rack. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Turn off the bake function and turn the broiler to high. If there is a great deal of liquid around the cooked beef (this will vary by brand and composition of the beef), gently dab it away with a few paper towels so there are no puddles.

  6. Evenly coat the top of the meat with the remaining 1/2 cup pizza sauce all the way to the very edge of the “crust.” Sprinkle on the shredded mozzarella evenly all the way to the edge, then sprinkle the remaining tablespoon of parmesan cheese on top.
  7. Place the baking sheet in the oven on the top rack (the rack 6 inches from the broiler element). Broil time will vary depending on how quickly your broiler element gets hot, and how hot it gets. Start with 2 minutes under the broiler, then increase in 1 minute increments until the cheese is fully melted and dotted with brown spots, which can take up to 5 minutes total. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Meatza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 630mg27%
Potassium 600mg17%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 498IU10%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 374mg37%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.