The Edmond Sun

Food

October 29, 2012

State beef producers call for recipe contest entries

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Beef Council and the Oklahoma CattleWomen Inc. have teamed up again to showcase great beef recipes through the Oklahoma Beef Cook-off.

Enter any original beef entrée or appetizer recipe in the Oklahoma Beef Cook-off Recipe Contest for a chance to win cash and other great prizes. Enter in the Beefed Up Beginnings appetizer category or the Budget Busting Meals entrée category. Show how you use beef in delicious recipes as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Submit a typed recipe and pictures, if possible, to okcattlewomen@gmail.com by Dec. 1 to be entered into the contest. Entry forms can also be faxed to 235-3608 or mailed to 2500 Exchange Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73108. See rules and contest details at okcattlewomen.org/beef-cook-off/. Some exclusions do apply.

Recipes will be judged based on taste, appeal, use of beef as a main ingredient and ease of preparation. Finalist recipes will be prepared by Oklahoma Beef Cook-off committee members and members of Oklahoma CattleWomen at a neutral site. Finalist entries will then be judged by an independent panel of food experts at that time. The winning recipe will be sealed in an envelope by the judging panel to be revealed at the awards presentation on Jan. 19, 2013 at the Oklahoma City Home and Garden Show. The OCW will also be demonstrating the 2011 Oklahoma Beef Cook-off winning recipes at the event.

The Oklahoma Beef Cook-off is a partnership between the Oklahoma Beef Council and the Oklahoma CattleWomen Inc. It is backed by Beef Checkoff dollars.

OKLAHOMA CattleWomen Inc. is a nonprofit organization that strives to promote efficient production of beef, educate consumers on the nutritional values of beef and communicate goodwill within the communities and state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Beef Council is a nonprofit organization working for the farming and ranching families of Oklahoma. The mission of the OBC is to increase beef demand and producer profitability by focusing on the consumer. A variety of programs funded by the Beef Checkoff seek to accomplish this mission using promotion, consumer information, research and education.

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