Two Dinners – One Prep

Meatza and Spaghetti

Some nights you have more time then others.  Here is a simple way to prepare 2 meals within 1 hour.  Serves 3-6

1. Preheat oven to 350F.  In one bowl – mix together thoroughly

  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1lb ground pork
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste

2. Split meat in half, put half aside.  Press half the meat mixture into the bottom of a 9×13″ casserole dish, place in the oven and bake until cooked through. In the meantime, with the second half of the meat mixture roll into meatballs and place on a cookie rack over a baking sheet (cookie rack means you don’t have to turn them!!)  Remove from oven and spread on pizza sauce and top with an assortment of the following items (get creative!)

  • Mushrooms
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Artichokes & sundried tomatoes
  • Black olives
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers, various colors

Place back in oven and brown toppings.  While browning, cut any of the following for your spaghetti sauce tomorrow and place in a large container (onions, garlic and carrots separate) – refrigerate:

  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Eggplant
  • Mushrooms

As you take out your browned meatza – put your meatballs in the oven, and leave until cooked through and brown, meantime serve out your meatza – goes great with a side salad.

Next day:

As soon as you walk in the door – turn on your oven to 350F and cut spaghetti squash in half and place on back sheet (bellies up) seeds removed.

Fry up cut onions, garlic and carrots until soft.  Add remaining ingredients and the following:

  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • To taste: Oregano, Poultry Seasoning, Thyme and dash of sugar

Let sauce cook until bubbly and wonderful!  Remove squash from oven and remove flesh with fork – makes beautiful noodles!  And now for the best part – smother your squash with sauce and enjoy!

References: Original Meatza recipe from paleOMG (http://paleomg.com/leftovers-meatza/)

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