Entry Generation: (January 15 to April 15, 2013)
2013 National Beef Cook-Off® (NBCO)
This Year’s Focus: "Making the Most of MyPlate"
This year's contest theme was "Making the Most of MyPlate", encouraging delicious, healthy recipe entries from a variety of food groups.
The recipe contest criteria was to develop an original and tasty beef-focused recipe that included broadly appealing ingredients from the fruit or vegetable, grain products and dairy products groups.
Learn more about this year's contest official rules and categories.
What Our Finalists Will Win
Twenty-one finalists will be selected in June, from whom seven $1,500 regional winners will be announced in July, and one different $25,000 grand prize winner will be announced, from the 14 remaining finalists in November.
Entry deadline closed April 15, 2013.