Seattle-based soul singer Grace Love was born in the South, and learned to cook watching her parents in the kitchen. This satisfying dish was created using pantry staples. She calls it smothered because it's covered and finished in the oven. She calls it simple, but it's definitely comfort food at its Southern finest. Serve over steamed white rice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
54 mins
total:
1 hr 24 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Spice Rub:
Steak:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine sea salt, garlic salt, black pepper, brown sugar, powdered honey, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl to make spice rub.

  • Measure out 2 tablespoons of the spice rub and use to season steak on all sides.

  • Heat oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook and stir until they start to become translucent, about 3 minutes. Add bell peppers and mushrooms; saute until tender, about 3 minutes.

  • Clear a space in the center of the skillet; add seasoned steak. Cook until surface of the steak starts to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip steak. Pour water into the skillet and cover with aluminum foil.

  • Transfer skillet to the preheated oven and cook until steak pulls apart when pierced with a fork, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

Substitute vegetable stock for the water if preferred.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the spice rub. The actual amount of spice rub consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

461 calories; protein 28.6g; carbohydrates 16g; fat 32g; cholesterol 103mg; sodium 3175.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2016
Who would have guessed something so simple would taste so good?! I worried a little about the all of the onion and peppers but all cooked down so nicely. Served over rice and that absorbed the broth nicely. I also added an Anaheim pepper I needed to use. So pleasantly surprised with the outcome! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/14/2019
Too spicy! I could barely eat it and my boyfriend gave up and made an alternative dinner. Suggest cutting down on the chili powder. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2016
Who would have guessed something so simple would taste so good?! I worried a little about the all of the onion and peppers but all cooked down so nicely. Served over rice and that absorbed the broth nicely. I also added an Anaheim pepper I needed to use. So pleasantly surprised with the outcome! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/14/2019
Too spicy! I could barely eat it and my boyfriend gave up and made an alternative dinner. Suggest cutting down on the chili powder. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2020
I added asparagus and bay leaves. I had no honey powder so added a Lil extra brown sugar. Delicious dish Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2020
really good. didn't have any honey powder, but just omitted it. really, really good.... Read More
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