Steak Pizzaiola Recipe

Authentic Italian Steak Pizzaiola Recipe

This steak pizzaiola recipe is delicious and easy to make, with the best tomato sauce recipe!
4.42 from 31 votes
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Course: Secondi
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: carne, pizzaiola, steak
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Nonna Box


  • 1/1/4 pounds boneless sirloin steak
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 2 bell peppers sliced
  • 4 peperoncini, from a jar drained and sliced
  • 15 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped


  • Season the steak by rubbing each side with the salt.
  • Add the olive oil to a sauté pan and sear the steak over high heat for 2 minutes on each side. Remove the steak from the pan and set aside.
  •  Add the onions to the pan and cook over medium heat until translucent. 
  • Add the bell pepper slices and cook for another 4 minutes.
  •  Add the garlic and stir, cooking for one more minute. 
  • Add the peperocini, crushed tomatoes, oregano, basil, 1 cup water and pepper flakes and stir together. 
  • Add the steak back to the pan along with the sauce. Cover and cook for 20 minutes over low heat.
  • Flip the steak in the pan and cook for another 15 minutes.
  •  Serve over pasta, as a sandwich or alone garnished with parsley.



Extra tip: use a crock pot like the one below for extra soft meat.
or read our slow cooker reviews to find what is the most suitable.


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 565mg | Potassium: 916mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2320IU | Vitamin C: 99.7mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 3.9mg
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