Recipe Carne Alla Pizzaiola


2 chuck steaks, center-cut or 2 boneless sirloin steaks butt cut, remove all fat
4 oz. burgundy wine
1 (16 oz.) can tomato sauce or 4 LG. fresh tomatoes, chopped
4 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. garlic
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
Salt to taste

How to make the Carne alla pizzaiola:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Heat olive oil on a heavy skillet. Turn the heat to high and when the oil is very hot, quickly brown garlic then add the meat and sear it quickly on each side. They should be just lightly caramelized. Add the wine over all. Then pour the tomato sauce (or fresh tomatoes) over. Then garlic, oregano, pepper, and salt. Pour meat and skillet content in a oven pan and bake for 50-55 minutes, uncovered. Remove from oven and serve.

NOTE: If skinned tomato is desired, heat a pot to boil. Drop tomato in for 30 seconds. Remove from water and peel after a few moments.

Serves 6

Regional recipe from Campania and Latium.