Thursday, April 9, 2015

Steak Pizzaiola

Picture this:  You have three steaks thawed out for dinner.  Your husband calls and says, "I'm bringing home Mr. Bo-de-bo for dinner."  (Is that grammatically correct? We don't want to eat Mr. Bo-de-bo for dinner.  Let's eat Grandma. Let's eat, Grandma.  Punctuation saves lives people!) Panic ensues.  Because you don't have an extra steak for Mr. Bo-de-bo.  And pretend you live a zillion miles away from the grocery store and can't get an extra steak for Mr. Bo-de-bo.  So now you have 4 people and three steaks.  (This is like the makings of a crazy math word problem.  If you have 3 steaks and Mr. Bo-de-bo eats 2, solve for X) Anyway...Steak Pizzaiola is a great way to stretch a small amount of beef for several people.  It's steak, sauteed with a lot of garlic (Don't plan on kissing Mr. Bo-de-bo) and marinara sauce.  Serve it over crusty bread and you've got a lovely dinner without the expense or time it takes to prepare a separate steak for each person. 
Steak Pizzaiola,
Or as I like to call it:
How to feed my family of three with one steak.

Steak Pizzaiola

1-1 1/2 pound Sirloin or other steak cut into thin strips
1 cup marinara sauce (use my easy homemade sauce recipe HERE.)
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2-3 tablespoons olive oil

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Toss in the garlic.  Stir constantly until just golden, be careful not to burn.  Toss in steak slices and saute for 3-5 minutes.  Add oregano and parsley.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cook for 1 minute and then add marinara sauce.  Simmer about 5 minutes more.  Serve over pasta or crusty bread.

NOTE:  A 1-1 1/2 pound steak  feeds my family of 3 approximately 2 servings each.  Use this as a guide to figure out how many steaks you need to solve the math problem and feed Mr. Bo-de-bo

Prep Time:  Approximately 10 minutes     Cook Time:  Approximately 15 minutes

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