Nigella Lawson in her BBC programme Nigellissima inspired by Italian cuisine presented an alternative version of pizza.
As a pizza lover, I really liked the idea of a wheat-free recipe for Meatzza, a pizza with a mince meat base aka a “paleo-pizza”!
Please note that the original recipe by Nigella includes breadcrumbs and parmesan.
100 gr minced beef
2 tablespoons chopped tomatoes
half a mozzarella ball
1.5 tablespoons olive oil
1 pinch oregano
1 pinch of salt and pepper
4-5 basil leaves (if available)
Make the pizza base by mixing the minced beef with the egg, salt and pepper.
To prevent the mizza from sticking I added 1 tablespoon olive oil to an oven-proof pan, added the beef mince mixture in one thin layer then added 2 tablespoons of chopped tomato and the mozzarella chopped into cubes, sprinkling with oregano and a drizzle of olive oil (about half a tablespoon).
Then I cooked it in the oven at 200 degrees for 15 minutes. Decorate with basil leaves. I didn’t have them when I cooked the mizza but they make a great flavour addition.
Serving suggestions: create different toppings with vegetables like artichokes in oil or for a meat feast add cooked ham.
Before you go, may I tempt you with this amazing traditional Italian pizza recipe that tastes delicious? Go on, you know you want to!