Italian Strip Steaks with Focaccia Recipe
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Italian Strip Steaks with Focaccia Recipe

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This easy entree lets the host enjoy entertaining. The dish comes together quickly and makes a beautiful presentation. Fans of Italian food will be impressed. —Patricia Harmon, Baden, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless beef top loin steaks (8 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 cup roasted sweet red peppers, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine or beef broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 focaccia bread (12 ounces), cut into quarters
  • 2/3 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 747 calories, 30g fat (8g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 1066mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 61g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook steaks in 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, saute the mushrooms, shallot and onion in remaining oil. Add garlic and rosemary; saute 1-2 minutes longer. Stir in the red peppers, wine, salt and pepper; heat through.
  3. Place focaccia on serving plates; top each with a steak and 1/2 cup mushroom mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and olives. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Top loin steak may be labeled as strip steak, Kansas City steak, New York strip steak, ambassador steak or boneless club steak in your region.
Originally published as Italian Strip Steaks with Focaccia in Country Woman February/March 2009, p17

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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mylittleme09 User ID: 4210947 179656
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

"Great recipe! My family loved it! I used shaved mozzarella cheese instead of Asiago. The kids are not fans of olives so I did not add them to their steaks. I also cooked our steaks a little longer (30 mins).

Absolutely Fabulous!!!"

yummypoptart31 User ID: 4841132 182670
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

"This steak was very good and tasty, however I felt that the cheese was too strong but that just may be my own taste. My family really enjoyed this meal.:-)"

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