I had recently purchased 3 round steaks that were thinly cut to 1/4 inch thick; I'd had a recipe in mind for them, but then suddenly I was in the mood for pizzaiola. I made it several times during my first marriage, but my ex-husband always hated it. Funny thing about him was, his ancestry was Italian and he disliked Italian foods. Should have known right then there was something not quite right about him, but he died four years after our divorce, so that's water under the bridge. Anyway, back to the pizzaiola which I typically made with chuck steak which was cheaper, but also fattier in texture. Here I was about to embark on a new adventure into pizzaiola making and I was going to make it a luxurious cruise.
Inside my freezer were one quart containers of both homemade pasta sauce and vegetarian pasta sauce. The homemade pasta sauce would work since it contained mostly tomatoes and Italian herbs; however I was looking to ump this dish up to the maximum. After deciding to choose the vegetarian pasta sauce, I then hit the vegetable bin: tomatoes, onions, green zucchini, mushrooms and green bell pepper. The colors would be amazing in the skillet, simmering in my rich sauce with slices of steak.
Now lets put this masterpiece together, shall we?
Remove the steaks, give the skillet a wipe down with a paper towel; now spread 2 cups of sauce in the pan and lay the steaks on top of the sauce.
Spread the vegetables over the steak.
Spread remaining sauce over all and work it between the vegetables with a spoon. Remember, I used a one quart container of sauce.
I only got eight servings of steak as my current husband stole another piece of meat while I wasn't looking. I just love that man, and he so loves my cooking. Wish you could see the big grin on my face as I thought about that time and wrote about it for you.
Anyway, if you want to impress your family and/or guests, consider making this Italian dish. Enjoy!