8 net carbs

Burger Meatza

Delicious burger meatza – a low-carb and keto pizza recipe where the crust is made from meat and topped like a cheeseburger. You won’t miss the dough!

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Burger Meatza

Low-carb burger meatza, meatless keto pizza!

Low-Carb Burger Meatza [Keto]

Total Diabetes Wellness
This low-carb burger meatza is topped with melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and a special burger sauce. You will love this delicious, hearty, easy to make variation of a cheeseburger and pizza all in one.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Lunch and Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Net Carbs 8 g
*Net carbs are per serving

Ingredients
 

Burger Crust

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Toppings

  • 3 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 cup lettuce, shredded
  • ¼ yellow onion, thinly sliced

Special Burger Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ½ tablespoon ketchup
  • ½ tablespoon yellow mustard (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons pickle, finely diced

Optional Garnish

  • sesame seeds
  • black olives
  • diced bacon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400F/200C.
    Close-up view of temperature knob on an oven, preheat oven to cook a meal.
  • In a bowl, mix ground beef, egg, salt, and pepper until well combined. Mixing with your hands is the easiest way to ensure everything mixes well.
    Top view of glass bowl with ground beef, egg, and seasoning to make burger meatza.
  • Divide meat into 2 sections. Using your hands, flatten each meat section into a circle about 8-9” in diameter. Each burger crust should be about ¼” tall. *You can also flatten the meat between two pieces of parchment paper, pressing into shape with your hands.
    Top view of woman making a burger meatza crust by shaping meat into a large flat circle by hand.
  • Transfer burger crusts to a baking rack over a baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes.
    Top view of burger meatza crust patties out of the oven, on a metal rack over a baking rack.
  • Remove burger crusts from the oven. Spread tomato sauce over each crust and top with sliced cheese. Bake for 2 minutes or until cheese has melted.
    Top view of burger meatza crust with tomato sauce and cheese on top.
  • Top each burger meatza with tomato, lettuce, onion, and any optional garnishes (black olives, sesame seeds, and diced bacon). Drizzle the burger sauce over each burger meatza. Enjoy!
    Top view of low-carb burger meatza with cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato, sesame seeds and special burger sauce.

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Notes

Recipe Variations

  • Meat substitutions – You can use ground turkey or ground chicken if preferred.
  • Burger toppings & sauce – You can adjust the toppings and sauce to your preference. If you don’t care for something, you can omit it and add something you prefer instead. This recipe is very flexible and can be customized to your liking.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a meatza?

A meatza, or meatzza, is a pizza that uses ground beef for the crust instead of pizza dough. Meatzas are perfect for those on a low-carb or Keto diet, or for anyone following a gluten-free diet.

Why does this recipe use a wire baking rack?

We recommend using a wire baking rack when baking the burger crusts. The meat will release drippings and grease during cooking; the wire rack keeps your crust out of the grease. If you don’t have access to a wire baking rack, you can cook the burger crusts directly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Or, you can cook the burger crusts in a large skillet on the stovetop. The stovetop method will take longer, as you’ll only be able to cook 1-2 crusts at a time.

Is the egg required in the burger crust?

The egg works as a binder to help keep the meat together when baking. You can omit the egg from this recipe if you can’t eat eggs. The burger crusts will be harder to shape without the egg. You can also use a flax egg as a substitute. (1 tablespoon ground flax seed or flax seed meal and 2.5 tablespoon water. Mix in a small bowl and let sit for 5 minutes before use.)

Is this low-carb burger meatza recipe Keto?

Yes! With 8 grams of net carbs per serving, this burger meatza is a good choice if you’re following a Keto diet.

Is burger meatza gluten-free?

Yes, this burger meatza recipe is gluten-free.

Storage and Reheating Guidelines

  • Make-ahead: To make burgers ahead of time, mix the meat ingredients together and shape each burger patty. Separate the burger patties with parchment paper to keep them from sticking. 
  • Storing leftovers: Store leftover burgers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.  Leftovers should be eaten within 3-4 days.
  • Freezing instructions: These burgers freeze well! Assemble up through shaping the burger patties, separate patties with parchment paper, and store in an air-tight, freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat: Reheat burgers on the stovetop, oven, or in the microwave. Burgers should only be reheated once. More than once, the meat will turn rubbery and won’t taste fresh.

Additional Details

When it comes to managing diabetes, finding delicious and satisfying recipes that align with dietary requirements is a game-changer. The burger meatza is a creative solution that caters to both the desire for a hearty, flavorful meal and the need to keep carb intake in check. In this article, we’ll dive into the background of the burger meatza, provide insightful preparation tips, explore potential variations and serving suggestions, and highlight the benefits it brings to those with diabetes.

The burger meatza takes the best of both worlds—juicy burgers and the essence of a pizza—and combines them in a way that caters to your dietary needs. Unlike traditional pizzas with high-carb crusts, this innovative dish swaps the crust for a juicy burger patty. By doing so, it not only reduces carb content but also provides a satisfying and flavorful experience without causing drastic spikes in blood sugar levels.

Ingredients: Crafting Your Burger Meatza

The magic of the burger meatza lies in the harmonious blend of thoughtfully selected ingredients. To create this culinary delight, gather the following components:

  • Ground Meat: Choose lean ground meat as the base of your Burger Meatza. Opt for turkey, chicken, or lean beef to keep it diabetes-friendly.
  • Cheese: Select a low-fat cheese that complements your chosen meat. Mozzarella, cheddar, or feta work well to enhance the taste.
  • Eggs: Eggs serve as a binding agent for the burger patty, ensuring it holds together during cooking.
  • Seasonings: Enhance the taste with your preferred seasonings, such as garlic powder, onion powder, and dried herbs.

Preparation Tips: Crafting the Perfect Burger Meatza

Crafting your burger meatza is a straightforward and enjoyable process. Here are some tips to guide you:

  • Egg Binding: Whisk the eggs and incorporate them into the patty mixture. This will help the patty hold its shape.
  • Patty Formation: Shape the ground meat mixture into a round patty, ensuring it’s even in thickness for consistent cooking.
  • Seasoning Mastery: Sprinkle your chosen seasonings over the patty mixture, evenly distributing flavors throughout.

Variations and Serving Suggestions: Get Creative

While the burger meatza is delicious as-is, don’t hesitate to get creative with variations and serving ideas:

  • Mediterranean Magic: Top your burger meatza with diced tomatoes, olives, and crumbled feta for a Mediterranean twist.
  • Green Delight: Layer on spinach leaves and sliced bell peppers to add color and nutrients.

Benefits for People with Diabetes

The burger meatza offers numerous advantages for individuals managing diabetes:

  • Low in Carbs: By utilizing almond flour instead of traditional pizza crust, the burger meatza significantly reduces carb content, supporting stable blood sugar levels.
  • High Protein: Lean ground meat and eggs provide essential protein, promoting fullness and assisting in blood sugar management.
  • Diabetes-Friendly Ingredients: Each component is carefully chosen to align with diabetes dietary requirements, making the burger meatza a safe and enjoyable option.
  • Customizable: The versatility of this dish allows you to tailor it to your personal tastes and dietary preferences.

The burger meatza is a culinary innovation that bridges the gap between a juicy burger and a satisfying meal tailored for diabetes management. Its creative approach, tantalizing flavors, and low-carb profile make it a fantastic addition to your diabetes-friendly menu. Whether you’re seeking a delightful weeknight dinner or a unique dish to impress guests, the burger meatza promises both delectable taste and health-conscious satisfaction. So, don your apron, embrace your inner chef, and embark on a culinary adventure that celebrates flavor, well-being, and a vibrant life with diabetes.

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