Steak Pizzaiola on Ciabatta

I love Steak Pizzaiola. I should say that I loved my Mom's Steak Pizzaiola. I have been trying forever to replicate her recipe. I have given up. But tonight we found a recipe that could find its way onto our table in place of the endless search for her recipe. Steak Pizzaiola on Ciabatta from Cooking Light. Only 379 calories per serving!

It was so easy and quick to put together. I had spent most of the afternoon doing prep work of Sunday's Christmas Dinner and this was a breeze to prepare. And rave reviews were coming in throughout the entire meal.

Ingredients-
1 pound boneless sirloin steak, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch slices
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
1 (28-ounce) can unsalted whole tomatoes, undrained
4 (1-inch-thick) slices ciabatta bread (about 5 ounces)
2 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup torn basil leaves

Method-
Preheat broiler to high.
Heat a large skillet over high heat. Combine steak and 1 teaspoon oil in a large bowl; toss to coat. Sprinkle steak with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add steak to pan; cook for 2 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Remove steak from pan.
Reduce heat to medium-high. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add garlic, and saute for 30 seconds. Add oregano, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and tomatoes. Reduce heat, and simmer 6 minutes, mashing tomato mixture with a potato masher. Return steak to pan, and toss to coat.

Place bread on a baking sheet; broil 1 minute or until lightly toasted. Spoon tomato mixture evenly over bread slices; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Broil 2 minutes or until cheese begins to brown. Sprinkle with basil.

 

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