As you know the carnivore loves all things italian. This recipe is one of his favorites. It is a take on steak pizzaiola. Since I changed the recipe, I figured it was okay to do the same to the name - thus, "pizza steak" came to be. I must warn you, it doesn't taste like pizza. That's just the name. I mean, it does have marinara sauce, but that's about it. I have figured out a way to make a vegetarian version though. Now, I am not going to try and tell you that mushrooms (even portabellas) taste like steak. They don't. But, they are fantastic in this dish.
To make this dinner you will need 4 small minute steaks, a pack of sliced portabella mushrooms, 2 cans of tomato suace, 1/2 cup of italian bread crumbs, 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese, 1/2 an onion, italian seasonings (garlic, basil, oregano, parsely, etc.), olive oil, flour for dredging, salt and pepper to taste.
Take two pans and coat with olive oil. Put on low heat. Add in the onions and saute till soft. If you are using fresh garlic add it in now too. Salt and pepper the steaks and dredge them in flour. Place the steaks in one pan and the mushrooms in another. Turn the steaks after a few minutes. Stir mushrooms. Add in one can of tomato sauce to each pan. Season with italian herbs to your liking. Put 1/4 of bread crumbs and 1/4 of the parmesan in each pan to thicken sauce. Salt and pepper both dishes. Stir and simmer for about ten minutes, until mushrooms are soft. Serve generous portions and top with more parmesan cheese. This recipe makes two vegetarian and two carnivore servings.
The carnivore and I like pizza steak with polenta and golden zuchini.