Beef Recipes & Tips
San Joaquin / Stanislaus Cattlewomen are not only great beef industry educators and promoters, they are also fabulous cooks! Enjoy and share our recipes and remember to cook with beef! It's Whats for Dinner!!
Our favorite consumer link for complete cooking instructions, recipes and nutritional facts for beef is the
Beef It's What's For Dinner website.
Please peruse this page for detailed charts and award winning recipes below
Funded by The Beef Checkoff, the Cook-Off continues to showcase Americans' love of beef. The influence the Checkoff has had on how consumers buy and perceive beef has been significant. The National Beef Cook-Off is now a biennial contest, presented back in 1974 by the Beef Checkoff Program. The contest was held annually until 1993. The Cook-Off is coordinated by the American National CattleWomen, Inc.
Award Winning Recipe
National Beef Cook-Off Winning Recipe:
With her recipe for Nuevo Chipotle Beef in Butternut Squash Boats amateur home cook Christine Riccitelli of Incline Village, NV won the 27th National Beef Cook-Off and the $50,000 "Best of Beef" grand prize.
Nuevo Chipotle Beef in Butternut Squash Boats features a delicious blend of Latino flavor influences, including chipotle chile pepper, ripe avocado and butternut squash. In addition, the dish is an excellent source of essential nutrients like fiber, protein, niacin, vitamins B6 and B12, iron, selenium and zinc.
Christine Riccitelli was a resident of Danville, CA when she submitted her recipe.
To view this year's winning recipes log on to www.beefcookoff.org.