Thursday, February 21, 2013

meatzza

MEATZZA 

INGREDIENTS (FOR TWO)

  • 500g ground beef (hamburger meat)
  • 1/2 cup Italian herbs
  • 1tbsp. garlic powder
  • salt
  • optional: hot peppers, chopped
  • optional: one medium tomato, thinly sliced
  • 300 grams of low-carb/high-fat cheeses (Parmesan, Romano, Montery Jack, Asiago,...), sliced, grated, or flaked





























PREPARATION:

  • Cover a baking sheet (approximately 13 x 10 inches, or 32 x 25 cm) with non-stick silicone parchment paper
  • Put the ground meat in the middle and evenly spread it out to cover the sheet with a thin even layer of meat.
  • Then sprinkle salt on top of the meat and also the Italian herbs and the garlic powder
  • Bake in oven for 20 to 30 minutes (until meat is well done) at 350 degrees/medium setting
  • After the baking is finished, remove the thin meat patty from the oven, but leave on the baking sheet
  • OPTIONAL: sprinkle on a small amount of chopped hot peppers
  • Sprinkle on the sliced/grated or flaked cheeses
  • Return to oven and set it to broil
  • Broil for about 5 minutes, until all cheese has melted
  • Then remove from oven
  • OPTIONAL: apply a thin layer of fresh, thinly sliced tomato
  • Take a knife or pizza cutter and cut into 6 -8 pieces
ENJOY!

ALTERNATE RECIPE:
Same as above, but put some low-carb/high-fat cream cheese on the baked meat first, then one sliced tomato  then cover with the hard cheeses and broil until melted. This makes the meatzza less dry and more juicy. (NOTE: Store bought cream cheese may have additives and unacceptable fillers, like corn starch and carrageenan, flavour enhancers, etc. , which is not acceptable. An alternative to store bought cream cheese, is to make your own. You could also use a replacement: soured double cream with your own blend of herbs and spices. There are a lot of cream cheese recipes on the Internet. I use fresh cream for the recipes.
http://shesimmers.com/2010/12/how-to-make-cream-cheese-at-home.html
http://chickensintheroad.com/cooking/homemade-cream-cheese-so-easy-a-child-could-make-it/
http://schmidling.com/ccheese.htm
....and many more)


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