September 6-16 2018
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Utah Cattlewomen Association Beef Recipe Contest


The Utah Cattle Women Association along with the Utah Beef Council is proud to partner with the Utah State Fair in presenting the 2017 beef cook-off. Beef is a smart way to provide your family with the essential elements of zinc, iron, and protein. The versatility of beef makes it a great choice of protein that you can prepare for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack time. Beef supplies a wonderful flavor that, when combined with other seasonings, will give you that great "umami" experience!

All recipes must be submitted by September 5, 2017. Only the recipes selected as finalists will be available to participate in the finals held during the fair.

Zion Building, Saturday, September 16th
Cooking- 1:00 pm Judging- 1:30 pm Winners Announced- 3:00 p.m.

1st Place $300
2nd Place $150  
3rd Place $75  
4th, 5th and 6th places receive $25 each
What Kind of Recipes We Are Looking For
"Grandma's Favorites" Recipes  

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Utah Cattlewomen’s Association, this year the contest will be focused on flavorful dishes that have been passed down through your family.  Classic meatloaf, a hearty stew, or a delicious Sunday roast; whatever your family has eaten for generations, we want to see how you serve up “Grandma’s Favorites”! Send us your original beef recipes that you use to create a memory in your mouth. Use any of the beef cuts and include a variety of fresh ingredients that provide well-balanced flavorful dishes.  The recipe should include no more than 10 ingredients (not including water or plain salt and pepper) and be prepared and cooked in 30 minutes or less (not including marinating time). Enter as many recipes as you like. Recipes must be submitted in English.


Official rules:
1. Enter if you are 18 years or older by Jan. 1, 2017. The 2016 1st place winner is not eligible to compete in 2017.
2. You are not eligible to enter if you are a food professional, such as a chef, food writer, food home economist, food educator, caterer, dietician, and nutritionist or if you create recipes for pay. Employees of the Utah Beef Council, the Utah State Fair, their affiliates, subsidiaries, associated agencies, representatives or families of each are not eligible to compete.
3. By submitting recipes to the "Grandma's Favorites" beef recipe contest, entrant is representing his/her recipes are original and owned exclusively by the entrant.
4. By entering your recipes, all finalists agree to participate in the Cook-Off competition on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.
5. By submitting recipes you accept all contest rules. You also agree that your original recipes and all legal rights and interests in them, including the rights of copyright, become the exclusive joint property of the Utah Cattle Women Association, Utah Beef Council, and The Utah State Fair who reserve the right to edit, adapt, copyright, publish, transfer and use any or all of them without compensation to you or any third party.
6. Recipe judging criteria is as follows: Taste - 45 points; Appearance - 20 points; Convenient Preparation and Cooking - 20 points; Healthfulness and Nutritional Balance - 15 points; Proper use of a less tender cut, e.g. the round - 5 bonus points;
7. Important Finalist Information: If you are one of the selected finalists, you will be notified on or about Sept. 7, 2017 Further information confirming date, time, place, set up and other details regarding the cook-off will be sent at that time
How to Enter

Send us your original recipe that uses one of the beef cuts. Enter as many recipes as you like. Only one participant is allowed to compete.

On an 81/2 x 11 - inch sheet of plain paper, legibly print or type your original recipe, listing the recipe name, preparation time, cook time, number of servings, each recipe ingredient (including garnishes) with specific flavor, exact measurements in U.S. weights or measures, equipment with exact dimensions or sizes and complete preparation directions,.

On the back of the sheet, legibly print or type your name, address, daytime telephone number, e-mail address (if available), recipe name, name of the beef cut for the recipe you are entering. Multiple recipe entries can be mailed in the same envelope, but be sure to include your name, address, daytime telephone number, e-mail address (if available), recipe name, and name of the beef cut on the back of the sheet for each recipe entry.

Mail each recipe to:

Utah Cattlewomen Association
C/O Nicki Wintch
HRC 78 Box 10
Milford, UT 84751

Or by Email to:



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