Original Recipe at Sandy's Kitchen
The Mince Beef Base
360 gm beef mince
75 gm grated cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon Tuscan seasoning (I use Masterfoods)
1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
The Marinara Sauce
1 diced onion
1 large clove garlic
2 tablespoons cocnut oil andor butter
2 x 400 cans chopped tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon Tuscan spice
1 cup chopped parsley
pepper and salt
1/2 teaspoon Matserfoods chilli
I used half of the sauce and put the remainder in the freezer.
75 -100 gms grated cheddar cheese
100 gm courgettes
100 gm mixed red and yellow peppers
50 gm salami or peperoni.
Slice the courgettes, peppers and salami or peperoni
To Prepare the Base
Mix the mince, cheese and herbs with hands until even.
Press into pan and spread out in thin layer
To Make the Marinara Sauce
Melt butter and coconut oil in pan. Add diced onion and cook until transparent.
Add finely chopped garlic and cook another minute.
Empty 2 cans of chopped tomato into pan
Add parsley, herbs and spices
Cook for 10 or 15 minutes on slow simmer.
Check seasoning and add pepper, salt, chilli, and if needed a pinch of sugar.
Continue cooking gently for another 20 minutes.
Cool a little and whizz with stick or in liquidiser until smoother. It can be left a little chunky.
Turn on oven and heat to 250' C/480' F
To make the Pizza base
In a clean bowl mix the beef mince, 75 gm grated cheese, herbs and seasoning with hands until evenly combined.
Press into a baking dish spreading out about 0.75 cm thick. (less than an inch thick)
Using half the Marinara Sauce spread it evenly over the meat and cheese base.
Sprinkle with half the remaining cheese.
Dot with slices of courgette, red and yellow peppers and thin slices of salami or peperoni.
Finish with a sprinkle of the remaining cheese.
Bake in hot oven 25 minutes. I turned my oven down to 200' C/390' F after 10 minutes.
I used a deep dish which collected a lot of juice. This can be drizzled over your serving. I'm glad I put it in a dish with sides. A flat tray would have left a terrible mess.
To serve divide into quarters.
Serve with green salad or whatever side dishes you fancy.
I'm not very good at nutritional details but I'll give this a go.
Total four servings
Approximate breakdown per serving.
1 serving = 320 gm
4 gm carbohydrate
11 gm protein
9 gm fat