Steaks and Onions

Sweet caramelized onions atop a perfectly-cooked steak is one of life’s little pleasures. Add mashed white sweet potatoes and it’s pure bliss.

The sweet potatoes were boiled and then riced – I love that ricer – and then a handful of shredded cheese was added, along with a bit of the cooking water and salt & pepper.

The steaks were seasoned with a BBQ rub I made a few months ago:

Rib Rub

  • 1/3 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Penzeys Ozark seasoning
  • 1/4 cup smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 2 tsp black pepper

Mix and store in an airtight container.

I seared them on a cast iron skillet and then put them into a hot oven for about 20 minutes.

The onions were sliced and then slowly fried in a bit of olive oil and a bit of butter, salt & pepper. I kept a lid on them almost the entire time I cooked them, taking it off to stir fairly often.

They came out stellar.

A simple Saturday night meal…