Sheryl Little, an Arkansas home cook, won the National Beef Cook-Off and took home a prize of $25,000. She took the “Best of Beef” grand prize for her beef stir fry recipe.
Arkansas home cook with top sirloin steak, instant rice, a mango, a few vegetables and a creative flair recently walked away from the 2011 National Beef Cook-Off® with a winning recipe and $25,000 in her pocket. Sheryl Little won the 29th National Beef Cook-Off “Best of Beef” grand prize with her Vegetable-Mango Beef Stir Fry. Her original creation topped 19 other finalists from across the country.
The judges, a panel of esteemed food journalists and bloggers, raved about Little’s recipe because of its unique combination of fresh fruit and vegetables and grain ingredients – and her use of one of the 29 lean cuts of beef. In addition, the dish is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, zinc and choline.
“It’s exciting to see cooks today combining healthy ingredients – including lean beef – from a variety of food groups and coming up with fun and delicious creations,” says South Dakota Beef Cook-Off Chairwoman Karla Pazour. Pazour, who raises cattle with her family near Pukwana, said CattleWomen organizers of the South Dakota Beef Cook-Off, held each year in conjunction with the state fair, are noticing similar trends in the… continue reading
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