Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

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Steak Pizzaiola

6 servings


10 minutes

active time

2 hours 30 minutes

total time


4 boneless chuck steaks (flattened to 1/2" thick, about 3 pounds total)

5 tablespoons olive oil

1 large red bell pepper (sliced)

8 ounces cremini mushrooms (sliced)

15 cloves garlic (chopped)

1 28 ounce can plum tomatoes

1/2 cup dry white wine

1/2 cup low sodium beef stock

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon crushed hot red pepper flakes

salt and pepper (to taste)

5 large basil leaves (chopped)


Pound the chuck steaks to approximately 1/2" thick.

Heat a large heavy pan to a touch higher than medium heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Pat the steaks very dry and liberally season with salt and pepper on both sides. Sear the steaks in the hot pan until well browned on both sides then remove the steaks to a plate.

Add the remaining olive oil to the pan along with the mushrooms and peppers. Saute until soft and brown (about 7-10 minutes) then add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes or until lightly golden.

Add the hot red pepper flakes and cook for another 30 seconds.

Add the beef stock and wine and turn the heat to high for 2 minutes to cook off the alcohol. After 2 minutes reduce heat to medium-low and add the tomatoes to the pan and stir together. Bring the sauce to a lively simmer. Taste test and add salt and pepper to taste along with the dried oregano.

Add the steaks to the pan and cover with the lid. Cook over a low simmer until very tender (90-120 minutes). Flip the steaks every 30 minutes to ensure even cooking. If the sauce starts to dry out during the braising process, just add a few ounces of water to the pan.

Once the steaks are very tender, turn off the heat and taste test one more time, adjusting salt and pepper if required. There will be a good amount of fat in the sauce that has risen to the top. If you like, you can spoon it out, or use paper towels. Simply lay the paper towels on top of the sauce and lift. The fat will adhere to the paper towels. Repeat until the sauce looks

Top with fresh basil and serve with grated Pecorino Romano and crusty bread to mop up the amazing sauce. Enjoy!


Serving Size



741 kcal

Total Fat

41.8 g

Saturated Fat

13.2 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



240 mg


211 mg

Total Carbohydrate

11.9 g

Dietary Fiber

2.2 g

Total Sugars

7.2 g


74.2 g

6 servings


10 minutes

active time

2 hours 30 minutes

total time
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