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Chef John's Steak Pizzaiola

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"There are hundreds of ways to make pizzaiola, from versions featuring slowly braised tough cuts of beef to quickly seared tenderloin medallions, like I used here. The one thing most people agree on is that you should, if at all possible, use really fresh, very sweet, vine-ripened tomatoes. Serve on top of toasted bread with mozzarella cheese."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 319 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Season steak medallions with salt and black pepper on both sides.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add steaks and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Reserve oil in skillet.
  3. Place mushrooms and butter into the skillet and season with salt; cook and stir until mushrooms are softened and beginning to brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; add peppers and cook and stir until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute. Pour in wine and sprinkle in dried oregano. Increase heat to medium-high and cook until the wine is nearly evaporated, about 3 minutes.
  4. Stir tomato concasse into the mushroom mixture and simmer until tomato is softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add fresh oregano, balsamic vinegar, and red pepper flakes; stir to combine. Adjust salt and black pepper to taste.
  5. Place steaks back into the skillet with the mushroom mixture and cook until warmed through and cooked to desired doneness, 4 to 10 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 319 calories; 19.3 g fat; 12.2 g carbohydrates; 19.3 g protein; 63 mg cholesterol; 424 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was positively delicious! The meat melted in our mouths! I used a mixture of marinated roasted yellow and red peppers and canned diced tomatoes for the Tomato Concasse since I made this i...

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my hubby said it was alright!

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This was positively delicious! The meat melted in our mouths! I used a mixture of marinated roasted yellow and red peppers and canned diced tomatoes for the Tomato Concasse since I made this i...

Wonderful recipe. Very easy to make. Hubby loved it.

I made this tonight and even though there were no summer tomatoes, it was delicious. Followed the directions and it was perfect.Our fillets were medium rare just like we want them to be. Definit...

Wow! This was delicious! I used your tomato concasse and it turned out beautifully! I find that San Marzano canned tomatoes are about as close as you can get to fresh tomatoes if the fresh one...

Wow! One of our new favorites. The entire family loved it!

loved it! Followed recipe with heirloom tomatoes and served with caprese and Giada's arugula, butter and black pepper linguine. foget about it! exquisite meal! (if this shows up twice, I am ...

Delicious!

Was very good. I didn't have fresh oregano so used dry. I did have fresh basil and threw some in. Will make again

Another five star rating. This steak was amazing. I made it for my husband and followed the recipe exactly and voila perfect dinner. Very rich in just the right flavor. Defiantly gonna make this...