Yep, I am cooking indoors again for a while. Cold and snow aren’t my thing, I am not dedicated enough to my livelihood to go outside and freeze my ass off when I am a freaking awesome at inside cooking too. I know it is a lame excuse.
So, this recipe was created from a craving for pizza and a love for chili…all of the home-made pizza taste, with only a fraction of the effort
- 1 TB fat for browning your meat
- 1 pound of ground pork
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 1 TB dried basil
- 1TB dried oregano
- 1 t ground thyme
- 1 can of tomato paste
- 2 cans or 1 tetra-pak of diced tomatoes
- 2 TB chili powder
- 1 package of white mushrooms
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 onion
- 4-5 cloves of garlic
- 2 t paprika
- 2 t parsley
- 2 t whole fennel
- 2 TB balsamic vinegar
- a few bunches of fresh basil
- whatever pizza toppings you like, pepperoni, olives, go crazy!
Ok, I know that sounds like a lot, but most of this stuff you probably already have if you keep a well-stocked paleo kitchen. Start by heating up a pot, or dutch oven to brown your meat in. After it looks cooked through add your balsamic vinegar and deglaze, that means scrape all of the tasty bits off the bottom. Add in the tomatoes and tomato paste, then all your veggies, and spices, reserving half of fresh basil for adding at the end, and the other half garnish. If you are feeling naughty throw some cheese on the b*tch…whats pizza without cheese?
There is a little trick to getting beautiful basil confetti, stack the leaves up and roll them like a cigar, .then cut across to get perfect little strips, and voila! Perfect basil garnish
February 5, 2013 at 3:27 pm
This pizza fail picture is amazing and I’m heading over now to read!!!
February 6, 2013 at 8:18 am
This recipe is fantastic! I’ll be trying it soon!