Chef Vikki and Chef Richard battle it out in the kitchen to see who can makeover the Finken family’s fatty loaded meat pizza into a healthier version, while still keeping that meaty flavor that the family loves!
HOMEMADE GLUTEN FREE MEATY PIZZA
Prep time: 15
Cook time: 45
For the crust
Olive oil spray
2 2/3 cups quinoa flour, plus a little more for dusting
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
4 tablespoons olive oil
For the sauce:
1 teaspoon olive oil
½ a medium yellow onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 teaspoons dried oregano
1 lb. lean ground beef (95% lean/5% fat)
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 14-oz. can fire roasted diced tomatoes no salt added (strained)
1 teaspoon honey
pinch of salt
2 cups fresh spinach leaves, roughly chopped
For the topping:
1 cup grated low fat mozzarella
Prepare your equipment:
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Lightly spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray.
Make the dough:
In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 2/3 cups quinoa flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt.
Slowly stir in 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, and add 4 tablespoons olive oil. Mix together with a fork until a dough forms.
Kneed your dough:
Sprinkle a little quinoa flour on a flat surface, and knead the dough 10 times. Shape the dough into a ball, and cover the dough with a bowl for 10 minutes.
Prep the ingredients for your sauce:
Dice ½ an onion. Mince 3 cloves of garlic. Chop 2 cups of spinach. Strain 1 14-oz. can of tomatoes.
Form and bake the pizza crust dough:
Spread the dough directly onto your lightly sprayed baking sheets. Press the dough out with your hands to the edges of the baking sheet; make sure the dough is an even thickness all around.
Bake the dough for 9-10 minutes on the middle rack in the oven.
While the dough is baking, make your beef tomato sauce topping.
Make the beef tomato sauce:
In a large Dutch oven or heavy bottomed skillet, on medium heat, add 1 teaspoon olive oil, the diced onion, minced garlic, 3 teaspoons of oregano, 1 teaspoon black pepper, and the ground beef. Mix well, breaking up the beef with a spoon as you mix. Sauté the beef mixture until the meat is no longer pink, about 5-6 minutes.
To the beef, add the strained canned tomatoes, 1 teaspoon of honey, and a pinch of kosher salt. Cook for another 5-6 minutes until all the ingredients are fully cooked, and the flavors have come together. Turn off the heat and reserve.
Assemble the pizza:
Using a slotted spoon (to let any extra liquid fall back into the pan), scoop the beef sauce evenly onto the pizza.
Top the pizza with the 2 cups of fresh chopped spinach, and 1 cup of grated low-fat mozzarella cheese.
Bake the pizza:
Bake the pizza for 10-15 minutes until it is bubbly, hot and ready to eat!
Nutritional information (per serving)
Per Serving (1/6 of recipe)
Total Sugars: 3.083 g
Total Fat: 21.1 g
Saturated Fat: 5.464 g
Cholesterol: 57 mg
Protein: 29.7 g
Carbohydrate: 39.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 5.361 g
Calcium: 358.3 mg
Iron: 5.002 mg
Magnesium: 34.2 mg
Potassium: 400.4 mg
Sodium: 571.1 mg