Steak with Pizzaiolo Sauce

Steak with Pizzaiolo Sauce

This classic sauce from Naples is named after a typical pizza sauce- 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. We suggest serving with a green salad and patate al forno!

Categories: Meat

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 30 mins



  • 4 x 350g sirloin or ribeye steak

For the sauce

  • 4 tbsp Filippo Berio Classico 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


  1. Heat 2 tbsp Filippo Berio Classico 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.
  2. When ready to serve, heat a griddle or large frying pan until hot. Rub each steak with the remaining Filippo Berio Classico Olive Oil and season with black pepper.
  3. 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.

Cook with:

Classico Olive Oil

This versatile all-purpose Olive Oil is excellent for sautéing, grilling and roasting or as a base for sauces. It's ideal with everything from meat and poultry to your favourite vegetables.

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