For people that are gluten-intolerant, low-carb, paleo, or whatever, it can be hard to go without pizza. This dish makes it a lot easier. It is made pretty much exactly the same as pizza, but with ground beef as the crust. Sounds weird at first, but it is absolutely delicious and very filling. This is something great to make ahead of time and then eat as leftovers later on. It's great hot or cold, just like pizza! I find that if you make 6 square slices, each slice is usually more than enough to fill you up. Feel free to add whatever toppings you normally eat on pizza. It will taste just as good!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 -12x17-inch pizza
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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  • Mix together salt, caraway seeds, oregano, garlic salt, ground black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes in a small bowl.

  • Mix ground beef and eggs in a mixing bowl until thoroughly incorporated. Add Parmesan cheese and seasoning mixture to beef; combine. Press ground beef mixture into a 12x17-inch pan, spread out evenly.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until meat is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain grease.

  • Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and turn on the oven's broiler.

  • Sprinkle 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese over baked meat, followed by tomato sauce in an even layer. Sprinkle another 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese over the sauce and top with slices of pepperoni. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese over pizza.

  • Broil until cheese is melted, bubbling, and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

506 calories; protein 56.5g 113% DV; carbohydrates 5.1g 2% DV; fat 27.8g 43% DV; cholesterol 220.3mg 73% DV; sodium 2520.9mg 101% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2013
To be honest, I didn't like this the day I made it. It tasted nothing like pizza and the flavors didn't seem to mesh. But the next day and the day after that, it was AWESOME. I wanted to eat it for every meal! I used frozen chicken burgers as the base to make "personal meatza" and topped with store-bought pizza sauce and our favorite pizza toppings. Add a dash of oregano to really bring out the flavors. I will be making this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2018
I cut all of the seasonings in half, added 1/2 tblsp ground flax seed. I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt. I also didn't add the salt. it turned out pretty good. I wish I would of made the hamburger bottom really thin because while cooking it shrank and got twice as thick as it started. I used premium grass fed ground beef, there wasn't much grease it just grew. I have to say 2 days later it did taste alot better than when I made it. Read More
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91 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 59
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2013
To be honest, I didn't like this the day I made it. It tasted nothing like pizza and the flavors didn't seem to mesh. But the next day and the day after that, it was AWESOME. I wanted to eat it for every meal! I used frozen chicken burgers as the base to make "personal meatza" and topped with store-bought pizza sauce and our favorite pizza toppings. Add a dash of oregano to really bring out the flavors. I will be making this again! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2013
This is an excellent alternative to pizza while on South Beach phase one. I add tons of veggies and use sugar free pizza sauce. We all enjoy this -- it kills the pizza craving until we are able to have some whole wheat dough!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2016
I always try to follow the recipe pretty closely when I first make something and then tweak to perfection as I go. I really like the way that this came out EXCEPT for one exception. It was really salty. The recipe calls for 1 T of salt plus garlic salt and I will never make it that way again. I think I will just use garlic powder and not add salt at all. The pepperoni and tomato sauce have enough salt to go around. Other than that I thought it was very tasty. As someone that is new to the Low Carb/High Fat lifestyle this is definitely an enjoyable substitute to regular pizza! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2014
Really good.... Added fresh veggies instead of pepperoni baked it 5 more minutes then finished under the broiler. I even topped with some fresh greens when serving! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2014
I used ground beef and Italian sausage then followed the recipe as written Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2018
I cut all of the seasonings in half, added 1/2 tblsp ground flax seed. I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt. I also didn't add the salt. it turned out pretty good. I wish I would of made the hamburger bottom really thin because while cooking it shrank and got twice as thick as it started. I used premium grass fed ground beef, there wasn't much grease it just grew. I have to say 2 days later it did taste alot better than when I made it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2014
I loved this! I'm doing a gluten free low carb diet and this was perfect. I did make variations. I used organic tomato sauce and added Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder and Parmesan cheese to make my own low-carb sauce. I had some pork sausage so I added that to the beef. I added Italian seasoning and didn't use caraway seeds. I added green and black olives, fresh mushrooms, pepperoni, and a Mexican blend cheese. YUM will make this a lot as I love pizza and this is better than a flour crust to me! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2014
This was sooo good!! It tasted just like a cheeseburger pizza. Next time I will add green peppers. Very good! Try it!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2015
Really liked this recipe- will make it again! A few tips though. I'd use less salt than the recipe calls for (you can always salt to taste when served). I used 90/10 beef and turkey pepperoni which worked great! I used vodka cream sauce and low fat mozzarella which both tasted awesome as well. Also add diced onions peppers and olives when broiling for a great crunch. Read More
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