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Steak Pizzaiola

July 27, 2010

This is the perfect recipe if you enjoy “Steak Pizzaiola”.   Seems that most of the times I have ordered it in a restaurant I was less than enthusiastic with the result.  Most of the time it was too much like a marinara and the steak was lost in the sauce.  This sauce is an accompaniment to the steak and just the pizza sauce flavor you might be craving.  Steak and a pizza, it works for me.  The tomatoes in my garden are gone for about three weeks now and I am getting ready to order some seeds for planting in September here in Florida.  But in the meantime I found this great can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes which I used for this sauce and they worked out beautifully.

Steak Pizzaiola


  • 2 Strip Steaks (about 1-1 1/2 in. thick)
  • 4 T. Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Can (14.5 oz.) Hunt’s Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes (3 Tomatoes, peeled and chopped if you have fresh)
  • Fresh Oregano (sprigs and chopped)
  • Fresh Parsley (chopped)
  • Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 C. Parmesan Cheese (grated)


  1. In a large sauce pan heat the 2 T. of the oil over moderate heat
  2. Add the garlic and cook while stirring about 1 minute. 
  3. Add the tomatoes, oregano sprigs, parsley and salt and pepper
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer partially covered until the sauce thickens (approximately 15 minutes)
  5. In a large frying pan or grill pan heat 2 T. olive oil over moderate heat
  6. Season the steak with salt and pepper
  7. Sear the steak on both sides and cook until desired taste (about 5 minutes for medium rare)
  8. Remove from heat and let rest 5-10 minutes
  9. Cut the steak diagonally into slices and top with the warm tomato sauce
  10. Top with Parmesan cheese, chopped oregano and parsley

(Serves 2)

Adapted from “Food and Wine” Magazine

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 31, 2010 22:00

    Thanks for the visit and hope you enjoy the steak.


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