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Steak Pizzaiola & Pasta

Steak Pizzaiola & Pasta

by 16 people

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 25 mins

  • 8 ounces linguine
  • 3 tablespoons EVOO
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 4 boneless sirloin or rib-eye steaks (about 8 oz. each)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 can  (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 bunch arugula (3 oz.)
  1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the linguine according to package instructions. Drain; return to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp. EVOO over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook until golden, 5 minutes; transfer to a cutting board and finely chop.
  3. Season the steaks with salt. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the steaks and cook, turning once, for 5 minutes for medium-rare; transfer to a broiler-safe pan and reserve the skillet.
  4. Preheat the broiler. Return the skillet to medium-high heat. Add the tomatoes, their juices and the garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Pour the sauce over the steaks and top with the mozzarella. Broil until the cheese is melted and browned in spots, about 3 minutes.
  5. Place the pasta pot over the medium heat and add the remaining 2 tbsp. EVOO, the parmesan and arugula. Cook until the arugula is wilted; season with salt and pepper. Serve the steaks with the pasta.
Tip Trim the Fat
  • Sirloin is one of the leanest cuts of beef, but if you want to slash even more fat, swap in skinless, boneless chicken breasts or boneless pork chops.