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Rib Eye Steaks Topped with Sauteed Orange Peppers and Tomatoes

Summer’s in the air. The humidity forecast for tomorrow is a definite indicator. No worries. After a long winter and an unreasonably cool spring, it’s welcomed … at least by me. It’s no wonder I was craving a dish lighter and brighter in flavor tonight. So when I pulled out some rib eye steaks I’d stowed away in the freezer a couple of weeks ago, my thoughts instantly turned to Steak Pizzaiola. Well, this isn’t exactly Steak Pizzaiola, but rather a couple of rib eye steaks topped with some vibrant orange peppers sauteed with onion, garlic, tomato and a dash of balsamic vinegar.

This is an extremely easy recipe, perfect for summer entertaining or just your plain old weeknight meal. My kids eagerly asked for seconds and I am expecting my husband (he’s coming home late from work) to be oohing and aahing up a storm!

Rib Eye Steaks Topped with Sauteed Orange Peppers and Tomatoes

4 Rib Eye steaks
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large tomato, diced
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 orange pepper, diced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Optional: 1 tablespoon finely chopped basil
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season steaks with plenty of coarse salt and freshly ground pepper. Sear steaks well, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from skillet, cover loosely with foil and set aside. Add the olive oil to the skillet, then stir in the onions, garlic, peppers and diced tomato. Cook the vegetables until the onion is golden in color; add the balsamic vinegar and deglaze the skillet. Stir in a couple of tablespoons of water and simmer the vegetables for about 5 minutes longer.

Place each steak on a serving plate, top with a couple of tablespoons of the vegetable mixture and some sauce. Sprinkle with chopped basil and serve with a salad or simply boiled small potatoes.

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10 Responses to “Rib Eye Steaks Topped with Sauteed Orange Peppers and Tomatoes”

  1. Rosa says:

    That is one interesting topping! Beautiful flavors!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Love the simplicity of that sauce Maria!

  3. Peter says:

    I adore sweet peppers and your kind of relish on the steak is a great accompaniment to steak, which needs little adornement.

  4. Joanne says:

    A good steak is really the perfect way to ring in the summer. Especially with the pizzaiola topping! I love that stuff. Peppers and balsamic vinegar…no you can’t go wrong there. I’m sure your husband was in heaven!

  5. Niki says:

    OMG, that steak looks gorgeous! Your relish looks like the perfect topping too! I am def a girl who likes a good steak w/ a good homemade sauce or topping of some sort to really make the steak sing to me (wow, I’m a dork) and this looks fantastic.
    Btw, I love your fork and knife! That is the coolest design for silverware I’ve ever seen!

  6. Muneeba says:

    Absolutely gorgeous and mouthwatering! Love adding the pretty peppers and basil.

  7. I know I’m supposed to be commenting on the food, but your plates are really pretty! I want!

  8. italian food says:

    Very well written post, do you have an rss feed I can subscribe to?

  9. nina says:

    Your food is outstanding,your pictures gorgeous and I am so glad I landed here today…guess what, bought a rump steak today…think your peppers will do the trick?

  10. elly says:

    Ribeyes are some of the best steaks, and these look great. Love the sauce and especially the balsamic vinegar!

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