Have you ever heard of Meatza? If you haven’t been following the Paleo diet for long, I don’t think you would have.
What’s Meatza? you ask. Well it’s meat + pizza. Get rid of the glutenous crust and replace it with meat, add your favorite toppings and you’ve got yourself a Paleo pizza…now just call it Meatza and you’re set! :)
A long time ago Jeff came across the idea, while we were both still working our day jobs. He was intrigued by the concept so he emailed me right away. Although we’re both big fans of my Primal Pizza, a Paleo Meatza Recipe sounded so unique, I just had to give it a try.
I whipped up this Paleo Meatza recipe, and at the time we were still including cheese in our diet regularly so I added two different varieties, but that’s definitely not required. You can create so many different varieties once you have your meatza crust done, definitely change up the toppings and create your own!
Although I’ve made meatza many many times, the first night I made this recipe I also made a gluten-free vegetarian pizza to serve just in case my meatza didn’t turn out. ;)
Where to find Pre-Made Meatza in Chicago!
Turns out you can now order Meatza at Lou Malnati’s! We gave it a try with the Paleo Chicago Meetup group but it’s quite the secret since it’s not reaaallly listed on the menu. So you have to be in the know, and now you’ve joined the club of knowledgable meatza members so just ask for the crustless pizza and you’ll get a delicious meat-crust Paleo pizza at any Lou Malnati’s location.
I’m personally not a fan of Lou’s, I’m more of a Giordano’s deep-dish fan (if we’re gonna splurge on some non-paleo pizza) but I have to say Lou’s meatza was pretty damn good… and filling too!
More About This Meatza Recipe
My Paleo Meatza recipe includes 2 pounds of ground beef and almost a half pound of chorizo, so this makes for quite the hearty meal! More of a thick crust, rather than thin, but delicious regardless.
Let me know what you think and if you’re not a beef crust fan, try your meatza with a pork crust. That’s actually my preferred Paleo meatza recipe. :)