Pizza Style Steak

A classic Neapolitan dish, which consists of bottom round steak which is pounded to tenderize and then cooked in a spicy tomato sauce. As the sauce resembles sauce used to make pizza, it was named pizzaiola, or “pizza style”.

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Deborah Mele 

Steak Pizzaiola

Steak Pizzaiola

Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes

A Neapolitan classic dish combining steak in a zesty tomato sauce.


  • 2 Pounds Bottom Round Steak Sliced 1/4 Inch Thick or More Tender Cut Left Thicker
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Cup Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cup Red Wine
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley


  1. Pound the steak with a mallet until thin if using bottom round.
  2. Season the meat well with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet, and brown the meat well on both sides.
  4. Remove it and keep warm, and add the onion and garlic to the pan and saute until tender.
  5. Add the tomatoes and the wine and season with salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes as needed.
  6. Lower the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the sauce has thicken.
  7. Return the meat to the pan and cook an additional 10 minutes.
  8. Serve sprinkled with the fresh parsley.

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