This dish is very popular with meat lovers, those who can’t tolerate gluten, and people on the paleo diet, to name a few. Think of it as pizza, only instead of dough, the crust is made with meat. It’s a grain-free version that satisfies hearty appetites and offers a wide variety of toppings – all of which make it perfect for our dogs!
NOTE: Tomatoes may contain a solinum alkaloid that can be toxic to dogs.This toxin is known as tomatine. Tomatine is present in green tomatoes and minimally in ripe tomatoes. Feeding ripe tomatoes usually is safe but green (unripened) tomatoes can be dangerous for dogs.The vines of the plant may also be toxic if ingested. As with any new foods/recipes, you should consult with your own vet/nutritionist before feeding to your dog.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Begin with our dog-friendly Pizza Sauce. Mix together 1 cup of tomato paste, which is about 2 cans. Add some extra virgin olive oil, 1/3 of a cup of water, a teaspoon of thyme, a teaspoon of oregano, and a teaspoon of kosher salt.Whisk together and set aside.
For the “crust”, we’re using a 2:1 ratio of lean ground beef to pork. You may want to use club packs of meat if you’re feeding your whole family (and trust us – you’ll want leftovers). Combine beef & pork, then add kosher salt, oregano and thyme. Mix well, then form your crust in a lightly oiled cast iron pan, pizza pan or baking pan. Make the edges thicker for your “crust”. Bake for 15 – 25 minutes until meat is cooked and is no longer pink, depending on how thick your crust is. Once meat is browned, remove from oven and drain the fat.
Add toppings to the drained “crust”, then bake at 425 for another five minutes to melt the cheese. Then, set the oven to broil for a minute or two to crisp the bacon and bubble the cheese.
Note: This recipe is not meant to replace a balanced diet for your dog. It is advisable to consult with a canine nutritionist or vet before feeding any new foods to your dog.