I have my favorites of many types and tastes, as we all do. But some are more comfort food than others. Lima beans are one of those for me and the best quickie entree to accompany it is smothered steak with sautéed onions with mashed potatoes. The nice part of this meal is how easy and fast it is to prepare. I keep cubed steaks in my freezer for spur of the moment meals. My husband and I both love this as much as a complicated gourmet dish. Of course, creamy mashed potatoes are the be all and end all of this comforting meal.
The cubed steak is so easy a child could do it except for frying in hot grease. Take you cubed steaks and season on both sides with a light dusting of garlic powder (not salt), black pepper, and salt. Coat each with seasoned all purpose flour (I always keep a zip-lock plastic bag of seasoned flour in my freezer for just such occasions. Put a couple of cups of all purpose flour in a zip-lock bag, add garlic powder and black pepper, and combine thoroughly). Fry steaks on each side until golden brown in a hot skillet with about 1/2 inch of oil. Remove steaks to a platter and add one thin-sliced onion to skillet; fry until brown. When onions begin to brow, pour off grease, add 1/4 – 1/2 cup water or chicken broth to pan and salt to taste. Add steak to pan and cook another two minutes. Set aside and prepare mashed potatoes and Liam’s (frozen from the grocer works very well cooked according to package directions with a large dollop of butter and black pepper). When sides are ready, serve all and enjoy a down home delicious True Comfort Food kind of meal!