Meat Pie

By Gabby

Another member shared a pizza recipe that I also found a variation of on line the same day. Funny how that works. Well, this is a blend of the two recipes that makes it a little less pizza-ish and a little more like a pie. It is very rich and yummy. The whole family gave it a thumbs up. I served it with keto egg bread and salad.

Meat Pie
photographer: Gabby
Ingredients
  • 1 pound bacon

  • 12 oz Italian Sausage (hot or mild is up to you) casings removed

  • 12 oz fresh mozzarella cheese coarsely grated

  • 8 slices hard salami or large pepperoni

  • 4-6 large basil leaves

  • 6 oil packed sun dried tomatoes

  • 1/4 cup very thinly sliced onion

  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic

Directions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and move the rack to the top 1/3 of the oven

  2. Prepare a cast iron or oven safe skillet with some coconut oil on the bottom and sides

  3. Place the sliced bacon in the skillet from the center to the edge, allowing about half of the bacon slice to drape over the side of the skillet. Repeat until you have a bottom "crust" of bacon

  4. Press the Italian sausage into the skillet over the bacon on the bottom. Press it out all the way to the edges of the skillet and try to make it one even layer

  5. Add the sun dried tomatoes. You can use them whole or chopped

  6. Then layer the cheese on top evenly all the way to the edges of the skillet

  7. Then add the basil leaves, onion, salami and sprinkle the garlic over the top of everything

  8. Now take the sliced bacon that is draped over the side and fold it over your toppings toward the center. It kind of becomes a "package" of bacon

  9. Lightly pat everything down to make it tight

  10. Place the skillet in your hot oven and bake for about 45 minutes

  11. Increase the heat to 400 degrees and bake for 10 more minutes

  12. The last two minutes, turn on your broiler to crisp up the top layer.

  13. Remove from oven and pour off excess grease if you choose, careful to not let your pie fall out of the skillet (this may be a two person job)

  14. Allow the pie to rest in the skillet for at least 5 minutes to let the cheese set

  15. Sprinkle with a little Parmesan cheese and set a side of marinara or Alfredo for dipping if you like (but you will have to add the nutrition of that to your totals)

  16. Optional add ins:

  17. Sliced mushrooms, Green peppers or hot peppers, Leaf spinach or pretty much anything you would have on a pizza


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
One Slice
Calories
350
Carbohydrates
1.6g
Fat
34.6g
Protein
33.3g

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6 replies

Mary1130
Mary1130 2016-11-13 07:31:11 -0600 Report

My son said to make it a 5, this is his type of food, Bacon. Several of the ladies in my apartment building get together each Sunday for a potluck buffet. I made this and it was well liked. What leftovers there were my son ate when he stopped by. Planning on making it again.

Low Carb Liz
Low Carb Liz 2016-02-22 11:17:55 -0600 Report

I would like to try it. When should the add ins like mushrooms and onions be added? I'm thinking for the last 10 minutes. This sounds perfect because my hubby doesn't care for tomato sauce

Gabby
GabbyPA 2016-02-18 09:43:26 -0600 Report

I used a large cast iron skillet. I want to say its about 12". I like the cast iron because it's deeper and has straight edges on it

Kalisiin
Kalisiin 2016-02-16 21:42:28 -0600 Report

Sounds yummy, I shall have to try something with this! Thanks for sharing, will have to let you know how it works out. How big a pan should one use?