Quick Notes on the latest episode of "On the Block" - Bottom Round Steak & Cubed Steaks

Hey All!  Here is the latest Quick Notes on the new episode of "On the Block"!
This is an awesome recipe for a BBQ Beef Skillet with Cornbread from my friends at the Washington State Beef Commission.  I should point out that if you ever need a great beef recipe, the state councils offer an extensive selection of free recipes on their sites.  These are tremendous resources for the home chef, and they offer a great way to explore different cuts of beef.  This will help you bring some variety to your meals, as well as helping to support the hardworking farmers that are raising our meat.  Sounds like a win-win to me!
And now for that delicious recipe from the Washington State Beef Commission.  The recipe calls for bottom round steaks cut to 1" thick like I showed you in the video.  You can also substitute cubed steaks in this recipe, just note that they will cook a little bit faster:

BBQ Beef Skillet with Cornbread

2 beef Bottom Round Steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 1-1/2 pounds)
1 cup barbecue sauce1/4 cup water
1 large onion, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices
Cornbread or corn muffins


  1. Combine barbecue sauce with water. Pour barbecue sauce mixture in large skillet. Add steaks. Separate onions into rings and add to skillet.
  2. Bring barbecue mixture to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 hours or until beef is fork-tender.
  3. Remove Steaks; keep warm. Increase heat and bring mixture to a boil. Cook, uncovered, 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently.
  4. Carve Steaks into thin slices. Serve with sauce and cornbread.

Nutrition information per serving: 218 calories; 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat); 72 mg cholesterol; 546 mg sodium; 12 g carbohydrate; 1.3 g fiber; 28 g protein; 5.4 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 1.5 mcg vitamin B12; 2.9 mg iron; 31.3 mcg selenium; 4.8 mg zinc.This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitaminB6, vitaminB12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of iron.