A wonderful family recipe that is great for anytime of the year!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the lima beans, and cook until wrinkled, about 10 minutes. Pour tomato sauce over the beans and stir in 2 cups of water and sugar. Cover and simmer over low heat for 45 minutes.

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  • Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown steaks on each side, then pour in just enough water to cover. Place a lid on the pan and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes over medium-low heat. Spoon some of the liquid into a cup or small bowl and mix with flour until smooth. Return to the pan and simmer until gravy has thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Combine the rice and 4 cups water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender.

  • To serve, spoon rice onto plates. Top with steak and gravy then top with lima bean sauce.

Nutrition Facts

677 calories; protein 41.8g; carbohydrates 81.3g; fat 19.4g; cholesterol 92.2mg; sodium 893.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2009
For a family on budget this is actually a pretty good recipe. It seemed a littel strange to me at first but it turned out pretty darn good. I did season the steaks with pepper and garlic salt before I browned them. ALso instead of adding water to teh steaks to cook I used beef broth. I do think that they could cook for about 45 extra minutes...about 1 1/2 hours total. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2012
This is a good recipe but we found it to be a little bland. Don't get me wrong It's a pretty hearty dish for a family on a buget. We just like alot of flavor. I spiced it up with thyme basil oregano and garlic. Next time I make this I will sautee an onion and garlic with the steak. I also would replaced half of the rice water with beef or chicken broth for added flavor. All in all this is an easy dish to make. Read More
(2)
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2009
For a family on budget this is actually a pretty good recipe. It seemed a littel strange to me at first but it turned out pretty darn good. I did season the steaks with pepper and garlic salt before I browned them. ALso instead of adding water to teh steaks to cook I used beef broth. I do think that they could cook for about 45 extra minutes...about 1 1/2 hours total. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2012
This is a good recipe but we found it to be a little bland. Don't get me wrong It's a pretty hearty dish for a family on a buget. We just like alot of flavor. I spiced it up with thyme basil oregano and garlic. Next time I make this I will sautee an onion and garlic with the steak. I also would replaced half of the rice water with beef or chicken broth for added flavor. All in all this is an easy dish to make. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2008
This is probably my favorite dish of all time. I love it! Read More
(1)
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