Sunday, November 7, 2010

Easy Steak Pizzaiola

Steak Pizziaola is meat smothered in a "pizza style sauce" with peppers, onions, and mushrooms and topped with mozzarella cheese. 
My favorite cuisine is southern food, but if you ask me what else I like to eat, well that's simple........  Asian and Italian Food. Pasta is definitely my weakness weakness so it's no surprise Italian was on my list of favorites. Today I am sharing simple Italian recipe for Steak Pizzaiola! 

I don't know about you but when I hear the words Steak Pizziaola the first thing that comes to mind is Raymond from the "Everybody Loves Raymond". If you've seen the show then you know this is Raymond's favorite dish. What is Steak Pizzaiola exactly? Well it's meat (steak) that is smothered with a zesty tomato - pizza sauce, topped with peppers, onions, mushrooms and mozzarella cheese similar to a pizza.

I found this recipe for Easy Steak Pizzaiola on the Mr. Food website. It was about 8 years ago so I have had this in my recipe file for quite some time now. If you love peppers, onions and mushrooms then you're going to love this meal. The best thing about this recipe is that the whole dish is cooked in one skillet, so it's really simple. 

Throw on a quick pot of pasta and you have dinner in a snap. Any pasta will do I chose Linguini but angle hair, thin spaghetti or Fettuccini will work. I used chuck eye steak
, because that's our favorite cut of steak and it's pretty affordable. Serve this dish with a garden salad and some hot crusty bread to complete the meal.    

I've included a few step by step photos of this simple skillet meal.



Steak Pizzaiola

Ingredients:
6 - tablespoons olive oil, separated 
1 - medium onion, thinly sliced
2 - cloves garlic, minced
1 - large green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 - cup sliced fresh mushrooms, optional
2 - (8-10 oz) boneless beef strip, sirloin, or chuck eye steak, about 1 inch thick  
1/2 - cup flour 
1/4- teaspoon onion powder
1/4 - teaspoon salt
1/4 - teaspoon black pepper
1 - teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 - (14.5 ounces) can Italian diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic (prefer Red Gold)
1/2 - cup shredded or fresh use mozzarella or Parmesan cheese, for topping

Instructions:
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, green pepper, and fresh mushrooms. 

Sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, or until tender. Remove vegetables from pan and set aside. 

Season the steaks with onion powder, salt and pepper on both sides. Coat the steak in flour (shake off any excess flour). 

Using the same skillet heat about 2 ounces of olive oil. When the pan starts to sizzle place the steaks in the skillet. Brown them for 4 minutes on each side. Remove steaks to a plate and cut steak into serving size pieces. 

Add the diced tomatoes and Italian seasoning and mix to combine. Return the sauteed vegetables back to the pan and add the steaks pieces on top of the sauce. 

Cover and cook for 5 minutes, then reduce the heat to low, uncover and simmer for an additional 5-7 minutes.

While the sauce cooks start a pot of salted water to cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente; drain pasta. 

Sprinkle Parmesan or Mozzarella cheese over the steaks just before serving. Serve immediately over cooked pasta.

servings: 4
adapted from:  Mr. Food 



16 comments:

Kirby said... #

Everybody Loves Raymond never gets old, know matter how many times I have seen the episode! My whole fam would love this dish! Thanks for hosting Potluck Sunday!

Unknown said... #

This dish looks AMAZING! And, I agree with Kirby - Everybody Loves Raymond is an awesome show, 2x or 20x. :)

Katie Riddle said... #

Ah, Everybody Loves Raymond reminds me of having my first child. I'd sit there and nurse, trying not to startle her every time I laughed at that show. YOur recipe looks delicious. I'm sure Raymond would adore it. :)

Rebekah said... #

Its like pepper steak and rice but only with noodles and cheese, sounds great!

Tina Butler said... #

Rebekah that is what it kind of reminded me of a pepper or swiss steak recipe. I still wath Everybody Loves Raymond, that's a show that just doesn't get old.

Julie said... #

That pasta dish looks just heavenly!

Melynda@Scratch Made Food! said... #

What a good looking steak, and the seasoning vegetables are just right. Thanks for hosting Potluck Sunday!

Lisa said... #

I loved Everybody Loves Raymond. I can see why he loved this dish so much, it looks fantastic.

Unknown said... #

I remember that episode, LOL! I love steak pizzaiola, but haven't made it in so long. Thanks for the reminder! Linking up for the first time.

Dawn said... #

This is very appealing to the eye.
I've never made anything like this. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Gooseberry Patch said... #

What a great combination of favorite flavors...thanks for sharing another winner, Tina! :)

Rhondi said... #

I watch Everybody Loves Raymond all the time. It's what I thought of when I read the title of your recipe. How funny! This looks so good! Thanks for hosting.

Melissa said... #

This recipe sounds delicious! I will have to try it but I prefer chicken rather than steak - wonder how that would turn out, or has anyone tried it?

My Recent Favorite Books said... #

This recipe looks great! Thanks for posting! =)
I love Italian/pasta dishes..
and I enjoy Everyone Loves Raymond!

Unknown said... #

Tried this recipe and it wad amazing. Thanks for sharing...

Anonymous said... #

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Angela L.