Chef John’s Steak Pizzaiola Recipe

Chef John’s Steak Pizzaiola Recipe

How To Make Chef John’s Steak Pizzaiola Recipe

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Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 4 boneless strip steaks (about 1 inch thick)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped


  1. Season the steaks with salt and pepper on both sides.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat.

  3. Add the steaks to the skillet and cook for 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.

  4. Remove the steaks from the skillet and set aside.

  5. In the same skillet, add onion and garlic. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

  6. Stir in crushed tomatoes, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Simmer for 10 minutes.

  7. Return the steaks to the skillet and cook for 2 more minutes.

  8. Remove from heat and sprinkle with fresh basil.

  9. Let the steaks rest for a few minutes before serving.


  • Calories : 380kcal
  • Total Fat : 16g
  • Saturated Fat : 4g
  • Cholesterol : 56mg
  • Sodium : 602mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 11g
  • Dietary Fiber : 3g
  • Sugar : 6g
  • Protein : 46g
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