HSN Recipes: Steak Pizzaiola

This is one of my father’s favorites & the few times he took over the kitchen was to prepare this.

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(Serves 4 to 6)

  • 4-6 (8 ounce) shell steaks
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 jar Donatella’s Marinara Sauce
  • 4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Fresh oregano or flat-leaf parsley, for garnish


  • Season the steaks on both sides with salt & pepper.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot, but not smoking.
  • Sear the steaks on each side, in batches if necessary, until very deep brown (about 3 minutes).
  • Drain the fat from the pan.
  • Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil & heat until hot.
  • Add the garlic, and saute until golden (about 1 minute). Add Donatella’s Marinara Sauce & season with salt & pepper. Cook about 15 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
  • Return the steaks & any accumulated juices to the pan, add the oregano, cover, & cook to the desired doneness.
  • Place each steak on a plate & spoon a bit of sauce on top. Garnish with herbs, & serve warm.

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