Sunday, November 8, 2009

Steak Pizzaiola - Soon To Be Everyone's Favorite!

This dish is definitely for beef lovers! It delivers big-time flavor with its caramelized tomatoey-beefy aroma when it cooks. Though it does take some time to cook, the end result will not disappoint!

All you need are a few simple ingredients. Chuck steak is used as it's a very affordable and flavorful cut of meat.

In a large skillet, heat some olive oil. Season both sides of the meat with salt & pepper and brown the meat on both sides. Remove the meat from the skillet and take the pan off the heat.

Now you stir into the pan the rest of the ingredients which are minced garlic, oregano, thyme, red pepper flakes, tomato paste and a can of whole tomatoes. Mash up the tomatoes with the back of a spoon and combine the ingredients thoroughly. Return the meat to the pan and spoon the sauce over it. Cover tightly and place the pan in a 325 degree pre-heated oven where it will braise for 2 hours.
Uncover the pan and cook for an additional 30 minutes so all the sauce will thicken.

I served this dish with some simple mini-buttery biscuits and a side of peas and brown rice.

This great recipe, again, comes from "Mad Hungry-Feeding Men & Boys" by Lucinda Scala-Quinn

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