Bistecca alla Pizziola-Steak with Tomato Sauce

Bistecca alla Pizziola is steak with tomato sauce.  The main ingredient in this recipe is steak, of course.  I love steak, but sometimes steak can get a little boring and this Italian recipe is a great way to change things up a bit.  I have seen some recipes for this dish that use onion and also red pepper flakes if you want to spice things up a bit.  I prefer this simple basic recipe for Bistecca alla Pizziola.

Serves 6


1/4-cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic chopped
6 thin tender steaks
1 can (28 oz.) whole peeled tomatoes
1-tablespoon oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1/4-cup fresh Italian parsley chopped
Parmesan or Romano cheese

Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
When the skillet is hot add the olive oil and garlic.  Cook the garlic for 2 minutes.
Add the steaks to the skillet and brown on both sides (you can brown the steaks in batches and remove to a platter to keep warm).
After the steaks are all browned and transferred to a platter, add the tomatoes, oregano and salt and pepper.

Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
Reduce the heat to low, add the steaks back into the skillet-cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.

Spoon the tomato mixture over each steak and garnish with the parsley and cheese.

Add a salad and Italian or garlic bread and you have a fabulous meal.
You could also make extra sauce and serve it over your favorite pasta as a side dish.

Con Tanto Amore



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