Friday, January 21, 2011


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Have a good beef recipe that only involves five or six ingredients? How 'bout one that you cook in a toaster oven?

If the answer yes, the Arkansas CattleWomen Association wants to give you $2,500 in cash in prizes at the Arkansas Beef Cook-off, which'll be held in Conway on Feb. 26.

Details on the jump or download this PDF.

Contact information: Ruby Poteet, Arkansas Cattlewomen Association
(870) 879-1378 or
Seeking Entries for Annual Arkansas Beef Cookoff
Sponsored by the Arkansas CattleWomen Association and the Arkansas Beef Council.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (January 21, 2011) - The Arkansas Cattlewomen
Association is seeking entries for the Arkansas Beef Cook-off. Over $2500 in cash and
prizes will be awarded to the best in the Adult Category and the best in the Youth
In the Adult Category, original beef recipe entries will be accepted in one of two
The 5:30 PM Crunch — easy to assemble, already in your pantry, refrigerator or freezer
beef recipes that are easy to prepare from ingredients commonly on hand in consumer
homes for busy weeknights. Recipes should include a maximum of six (6) ingredients
including the beef and be prepared and cooked in 30 minutes or less. Recipes should
yield four to six (4 to 6) servings.
Fuel Your Active Lifestyle — convenient and healthy beef recipes for people who have
very busy lives but still need to find time for healthy eating before rushing off to an
activity. These beef recipes should include one of the 29 Lean Beef Cuts and a variety of
foods from each of the four food groups. These recipes may be portable “on the run”
recipes or “make-ahead” recipes that can be frozen and reheated for busy days.
Reheating directions should be included in the recipe. Recipes should include a
maximum of 9 ingredients and be prepared and cooked in 35 minutes or less. Recipes
should yield four to eight (4 to 8) servings.
In the Youth Category, original beef recipes that are easy to assembly and cook in a
Dorm will be accepted. These recipes will most likely be cooked in or on an appliance
such as a microwave, electric skillet, table top electric grill or toaster oven. Recipes
should yield two to four (2 to 4) servings. Recipes should include a maximum of 9
ingredients and be prepared and cooked in 30 minutes or less.
How To Enter:
Send your best original recipe using one of the categories above by February 12, 2011.
Make sure to include the recipe name, number of servings and complete preparation
techniques including cooking time and temperature(s). Also include your name, address,
home and work telephone numbers and e-mail address on your recipe. Please submit on a
8 ½”x 11” sheet of white paper (one side only) to the following address:
Arkansas Beef Cookoff
c/o Ruby Poteet
8303 Middle Warren
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
Or, by email to
Who Can Enter:
In the Adult Category, you are eligible to enter if you are 18 years of age or older by
January 1, 2011, and are a legal resident of Arkansas.
In the Youth Category, you are eligible to enter if you are in grades 7-9 (Junior Div.) and
grades 10-12 (Senior Div.)
Who’s Not Eligible to Enter
-Food professionals such as a chef (sous chef, prep chef, etc.), food writer, food home
economist, food educator, caterer, dietitian, nutritionist or if food is prepared on a
professional basis.
-Owners of one or more head of beef cattle or dairy cattle intended for commercial use.
-Employees of any national or state beef industry organization, or their agencies; as well
as their spouses, parents or children (regardless of present place of residence) or anyone
living in the household of any such employee.
-Members and their spouses of Arkansas CattleWomen’s Association, Arkansas
Cattlemen’s Association, American National CattleWomen, or the National Cattlemen’s
Beef Association.
Judging Criteria
All recipes must be original and owned exclusively by the contestant. By submitting a
recipe, contestant is representing the recipe as original and owned exclusively by
contestant. Previously published recipes, such as those for magazines or cookbooks, will
be disqualified. The recipe judging criteria is as follows:
Taste………………….50 points
Ease of Preparation…...35 points
Appearance…………...15 points
By participating, entrants agree to these official rules and the decisions of the Arkansas
CattleWomen’s Association, Arkansas Beef Council and the judges, which shall be final
in all matters relating to the Arkansas Beef Cookoff. Rules are subject to change without
If Your Recipe is Chosen As a Finalist
The finalists chosen will compete in the Arkansas Beef Cookoff to be held on Saturday,
February 26, at Carl Stuart Middle School, 2745 Carl Stuart Street, Conway. You will be
notified by phone or mail if your recipe is chosen to compete. Further details about the
competition will be relayed at that time. The contest will be held February 26, 2011 at
Carl Stuart Middle School in Conway. The contest will begin at 8:00 a.m.
Cash Prizes for Adult Category
1st Prize $750
2nd Prize $500
3rd Prize $250
Cash Prizes for Youth Categories
1st Prize $300 (each division)
2nd Prize $150 (each division)
3rd Prize $50 (each division)
Over $2500 in prizes!!!

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