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Low Carb Pizza

Hubby is on a low carb diet right now, and since that always works out for me (being a type 1 diabetic and all) we decided to do low carb pizza this weekend. This is a recipe I had originally found a few years ago when I was first trying to figure out the ins and outs of type 1 diabetes and get my blood sugars in check. Before I had a really hard time eating pizza, the problems always lie in the crust and my sugars will usually spike about 2-3 hours eating pizza with a thick crust. When I’m not pregnant I usually just order a thin crust and it works out well, pregnancy is a bit different because I’ve noticed lately pizza of any kind still spikes me about three hours later. It’s annoying, but you just learn ways to work around it, one option being this delicious creation! This pizza “crust” is a ground beef crust so there’s no bread at all, it works perfectly for me and I still get my pizza fix 🙂 Hubby also loves this meal and man does it fill you up! So good!

Ingredients:
– 1 pound lean ground beef
– 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
– 1/2 cup pizza sauce
– pepperoni, mushrooms, olives, green peppers, any pizza toppings you like
– garlic powder, oregano, and any other pizza spices you like

Directions:
Begin by preheating your oven to 350F.
Meanwhile, brown the ground beef and drain off the excess fat. Sprinkle in some garlic powder and oregano for extra flavor. Place the meat in a mixing bowl and add 1 cup of the mozzarella, stir to combine.

Spread the mixture into a circle on a round baking stone, you can also use a pizza pan or a cookie sheet. I just prefer the baking stone with this recipe.

Top with the pizza sauce, a layer of the mozzarella, pepperoni, your other pizza toppings, and any spices you like. Top with a bit more mozzarella and bake for 25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and slightly brown.

Remove from the oven and let sit for a few minutes to firm up, cut into slices and serve warm. We always dip our pizza in ranch dressing and we do it with this too, must be a west coast thing!
Enjoy!

Note: I used a bit too much sauce this last time, so don’t be alarmed, the pictures show so e liquid oozing out the bottom, it’s just extras sauce. The recipe is greasy but that’s because of the cheese, pepperoni, and the ground beef crust. As long as you drain the fat from the meat it won’t be too greasy at all. Enjoy 🙂

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