Smothered steak is comfort food at its best. Pan-fried cube steak is smothered in a rich onion gravy for a quick & budget-friendly meal, ready in less than 45 mins!
In a small bowl, combine one teaspoon each of salt, pepper, and onion powder. Generously season both sides of the cubed steaks.
Place the flour in a small bowl and dredge both sides of each cube steak. Shake off the excess flour.
Heat 3 tbs of oil in a skillet.. Sear steaks on each side until they’re crisp & golden brown about 4 mins per side.
Transfer the steaks onto a clean plate & rest.
If necessary, add more oil to the skillet. Add the onions & mushrooms, then sauté until softened.
Add three tbs of leftover flour to the skillet. Cook with the vegetables until the raw smell is gone.
Transfer the seared steaks back into the pan along with any juices. Cover & cook the steaks on low heat until fork-tender, about 20 to 40 mins.