- 4 boneless sirloin steaks (thin- about 1/4 inch thick)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes (San Marzano)
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to your preferred level of spiciness)
- 1/4 cup red wine, or beef broth
- 1/4 cup green olives, pitted and whole
- 2 tablespoons capers, drained
- Fresh basil leaves and oregano sprigs, for garnish
- Pat steaks dry with clean paper towels to remove any excess moisture. Season the steaks generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the steaks and sear them for about 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side or until they are nicely browned. This step will give the steaks a nice crust. Once seared, remove the steaks from the skillet and set them aside.
- Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute in the same skillet until fragrant. Scrap the browned bits off the bottom of the pan.
- Pour in the crushed tomatoes, dried oregano, fresh basil, and red pepper flakes. If you're using red wine, add it at this stage. Stir well to combine all the flavors.
- Stir in the green olives and capers.
- Place the seared steaks back into the skillet, nestling them into the tomato sauce along with the olives and capers. Spoon some of the sauce over the steaks.
- Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet with a lid, and let the steaks simmer in the sauce for about 15 minutes, or until the steaks are cooked to your desired level of doneness, and the flavors meld together.
- Once the steaks are cooked, remove them from the skillet and place them on serving plates.
- Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning if needed. If the sauce is too thick, you can add a splash of water to thin it out. If it is too thin, you can add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste.
- Spoon the sauce, green olives, and capers over the steaks and garnish with fresh basil leaves. Serve the Steak Pizzaiola hot. It pairs well with a side of crusty bread.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Savory
- Method: Italian
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: steak, meat, main dish Steak Pizzaiola, Carne Alla Pizzaiola, meat in tomato sauce