Bistecche al Rosmarino {Rosemary Steaks}


Want a nice steak dinner but not the nice steak price tag? Well, you’ll need to try this out! Bistecche al Rosmarino (be-stay-kay rose-mar-e-no) is simply Italian for Rosemary Steaks.

I think you all know by now about my honking big Rosemary Bush! So, I <3 to use fresh Rosemary whenever I have a chance. I was lucky enough to pick up a package of Sirloin Tip Steaks for $4.22 (yes it was on sale! yippee!) at my grocer & it was enough to feed my family of five!


I know, I know, you’re thinking Sirloin Tip? Yes, not my first choice BUT you’re going to marinade it for 2-3 hours & infuse it with beautiful fresh Rosemary, Garlic, Olive Oil & Wine! Dee-lightful! Plus you get to set it on fire for an extra Ta-da! Makes eating Sirloin Tip a whole lot nicer! You can use any thin type steaks you find. Looking for about 100g a piece. If you go with a thicker steak just adjust your cooking time! No worries. But please, for the sake of the steak, don’t ever cook with any wine you wouldn’t drink yourself!

This was a beautiful meal for a beautiful price! & it was quick. Yes, you do have to think ahead & marinade it but that’s a quick 5 minutes (at the most) & then you forget about it until it’s time to grill! A whopping 6 minutes cook time! Schweet! I served this with some fresh roasted broccoli and garlic mashed potatoes so it was a nice healthy filling meal. And pretty! Oh so pretty (sorry couldn’t help myself).

Not to mention the ooohs & aaaaahs you’ll get when you set the steak on fire at the table! (just remember to kindly move all the paper products out of the way first – just sayin’)


What you’ll need:
4 steaks (about 100g each)
1 cup of olive oil
1 cup of dry white wine
1/4 cup of fresh Rosemary – minced
1 clove of fresh garlic – minced
90% alcohol – splash
fresh cracked black pepper
8-10 sprigs of fresh Rosemary

What to do:
In a casserole dish (or large enough container to marinate your steaks) add the wine, olive oil & season generously with pepper. Stir together with fork. Place steaks into mixture and allow to marinade for 2-3 hours. Place in refridgerator & turn the steaks every so often. When steaks have marinated allow them to come to room temperature prior to cooking them. (I like to take them out of the fridge about 30 minute prior to cooking them) You can cook them either on the grill or in a grill pan over medium – high heat for 2-3 minutes per side.

On a heat resistant serving tray, arrange your Rosemary Sprigs. Place the steaks ontop of the Rosemary. Add a splash of alcohol on top & set on fire. Once flame is extinguished serve immediately.

Buon Appetito!

Goes great with:
Roasted Broccoli, Garlic Mashed Potatoes

If you liked this post you might also try:
Pepper Encrusted SteaksGaucho Steak Sandwich with Chimichurri Sauce

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  1. 1

    Love rosemary, and this dish seems like such a lovely way to welcome fall…

    • 1.1

      Thanks Ellise! I’m so ready for Fall 🙂 & all the food that comes along with it!

  2. 2

    Wow, it looks great! I’m sure the taste is exceptional, I love rosemary!

    • 2.1

      Thanks so much Laura! I love Rosemary too & use it whenever possibile.

  3. 3

    I love the use of the wine as a marinade. It is hard to pass up a good steak, at least for me! I can’t resist rosemary either! Great recipe.

    • 3.1

      Thanks Bridgett! This recipe is so flavorful! I heart Rosemary too! One of these days I’m going to put up a picture of my Rosemary bush! It reallly is ginormous.

  4. 4

    Rosemary is my absolute favorite. I use it whenever I can: baking bread, cooking any kind of red meat. mmm. And I just bought a wee rosemary plant last week at Henry’s. I will be trying this one. Sounds delicious!

    • 4.1

      Thanks so much! There’s something so special about the smell to me as well! Sometimes I’ll even throw a bunch of sprigs in a vase and use it as an arrangement. Yes, I love it that much LOL!

  5. 5
    Rhonda /

    Love rosemary and it’s the only herb that is hard to kill her in Texas, so yes, I have a lot too. Neighbors are taking it, so funny to watch. This will go on my list to cook. Cool site. Will add to my list, thank you! I have found a few sites by clicking on others site and I am amazed sometimes. I’ve only been browsing for the last nine months and now hubby has to connect the other computer up to the internet. Still waiting so he’s still sharing, thinking I’ll cook more if not at the computer. Silly man.

    • 5.1

      LOL Thanks Rhonda! Yes, I’ll admit I bring my laptop into the kitchen and do cook & pc all at the same time * tee hee*!

  6. 6

    Oh mama!!! my mouth is watering just looking at the steak!!!!!

    • 6.1

      Thanks Asha! It made great toasted steak sandwiches the next day too 🙂

  7. 7

    rosemary and steak – perfect, just perfect! i’m all about the next day steak sandwiches too! 🙂

    • 7.1

      Ah! Grazie! Yes, I LOVE them as well! These were so flavorful so it didn’t need much. I just melted some provolone ontop & added some fresh spinach! A little drizzle of EVOO & it was dee-lish!

  8. 8

    Sounds delicious… I love that you made an inexpensive cut of meat and made it into something really special. Proof that you can make great dishes without spending a lot of money!

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