Meat

Steak with Pizzaiolo Sauce

This classic sauce from Naples is named after the typical pizza ingredients - olive oil, garlic, oregano and tomatoes and is every bit as delicious! Allow the steak to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.
Serves: 4
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

  • 4 x 350g sirloin or ribeye steak

For the sauce:

  • 4 tbsp Filippo Berio Olive Oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely diced.
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • Pinch of dried oregano
  • ¾ bottle Cirio Rustic Passata
  • 6 large basil leaves, torn

Method:

Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a deep-sided frying pan. Add the onions and cook for 10 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and oregano and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Pour in the tomatoes and cook for a further 15 minutes. Stir in the basil leaves.

When ready to serve, heat a griddle or large frying pan until hot. Rub each steak with the remaining olive oil and season with black pepper.

Cook approximately 3 minutes on each side for rare, 5 minutes each side for medium and 7 on each side for well done. When the steak is cooked to your liking, remove and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Cut into thick slices and pour over the sauce and serve with a green salad.