The past two days have been all about packing and figuring out where to put things for our move. Of course last night I needed some of the things that I had packed but to go through the effort of unpacking was crazy! During a well deserved break, I saw this recipe for Meatzza, which is a meat pizza, on Nigelissma and though that it looked yummy. With a few adaptations, I managed to make it pocket friendly as well as dairy-free! Yay! It is very filling and so used the leftovers the following night to make burgers!
500g mince (I used lean to make it healthier)
1 teaspoon of garlic/ 1 grated clove of fresh garlic
3 tablespoons of Oats (not instant kind)/breadcrumbs
Cheddar Cheese (3 handfuls)
10ml of mixed herbs
1 400g can of chopped tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
Margarine (dairy-free) or Butter to grease pan
Set the oven to 220°C
Take a metal dish and grease it with the margarine/butter and put it to one side.
Open the can of tomatoes and using a strainer with a container underneath it, pour the tomatoes into the strainer so that the juice can run out. This is to stop the Meatzza from being soggy. Leave this to drain and continue with the next part.
Put the mince, oats/breadcrumbs, 5ml of the mixed herbs, salt and pepper to taste into a bowl and add the eggs. Using your hands, mix the ingredients together lightly until they are mixed and don’t over mix. Taking your metal dish, lightly push the mince mix into it like you would a pizza base. Don’t push hard as it will affect the base.
Once your tomatoes are drained, add the other 5ml of herbs, salt and pepper to taste and the garlic and spread this over the mince base as you would with a pizza. Lightly sprinkle the cheese on top of the tomatoes sauce. If you are making a dairy-free one, skip this step! Put into the oven for 20 minutes and then take it out and serve!