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Sheryl Little’s beef recipe wins $25,000

Courtesy photoWith her stir fry recipe, Vegetable-Mango Beef Stir Fry, amateur home cook Sheryl Little of Sherwood, AR won the 29th National Beef Cook-Off $25,000 "Best of Beef" grand prize. From left: Sheryl Little; American National Cattle Women President Jill Ginn; and chef Mary Beth Albright.

PIERRE, SD – An 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,” said 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 state-wide contest. This past year, for example, the South Dakota Youth Division winning recipe included top sirloin steak, strawberries, goat cheese and Romaine lettuce.

The National Beef Cook-Off grand prize winner was announced at the recent Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Washington, DC, where the top entries from five categories – 5:30 p.m. Dinner Crunch; Retro Recipes Revived; Fuel Up with Beef; and Stir Crazy Solutions – were demonstrated on the show floor by top chefs and food experts. The focus this year was on recipes that create delicious, quick, easy, and nutritious beef meals in innovative ways.

Amateur cooks were asked to enter the National Beef Cook-Off beginning last spring by submitting their recipes online. “Originally every state sent a contestant to the National Beef Cookoff,” said Pazour. “Now finalists are selected from recipes submitted via the http://www.beefcookoff.org Web site. It’s an efficient use of our checkoff dollars.”

Winning recipes from the five categories are available online at http://www.beefcookoff.org, or hard copies may be obtained through the South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC). To receive the 2011 South Dakota Beef Cook-Off recipes, or to find out more about how to enter the 2012 state-wide contest, go to http://www.sdbeef.org or contact SDBIC at 605-224-4722 or sdbic@sdbeef.org. The National Beef Cook-Off and South Dakota Beef Cook-Off are funded in part by the Beef Checkoff.

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PIERRE, SD – An 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,” said 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 state-wide contest. This past year, for example, the South Dakota Youth Division winning recipe included top sirloin steak, strawberries, goat cheese and Romaine lettuce.

The National Beef Cook-Off grand prize winner was announced at the recent Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Washington, DC, where the top entries from five categories – 5:30 p.m. Dinner Crunch; Retro Recipes Revived; Fuel Up with Beef; and Stir Crazy Solutions – were demonstrated on the show floor by top chefs and food experts. The focus this year was on recipes that create delicious, quick, easy, and nutritious beef meals in innovative ways.

Amateur cooks were asked to enter the National Beef Cook-Off beginning last spring by submitting their recipes online. “Originally every state sent a contestant to the National Beef Cookoff,” said Pazour. “Now finalists are selected from recipes submitted via the http://www.beefcookoff.org Web site. It’s an efficient use of our checkoff dollars.”

Winning recipes from the five categories are available online at http://www.beefcookoff.org, or hard copies may be obtained through the South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC). To receive the 2011 South Dakota Beef Cook-Off recipes, or to find out more about how to enter the 2012 state-wide contest, go to http://www.sdbeef.org or contact SDBIC at 605-224-4722 or sdbic@sdbeef.org. The National Beef Cook-Off and South Dakota Beef Cook-Off are funded in part by the Beef Checkoff.

PIERRE, SD – An 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,” said 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 state-wide contest. This past year, for example, the South Dakota Youth Division winning recipe included top sirloin steak, strawberries, goat cheese and Romaine lettuce.

The National Beef Cook-Off grand prize winner was announced at the recent Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Washington, DC, where the top entries from five categories – 5:30 p.m. Dinner Crunch; Retro Recipes Revived; Fuel Up with Beef; and Stir Crazy Solutions – were demonstrated on the show floor by top chefs and food experts. The focus this year was on recipes that create delicious, quick, easy, and nutritious beef meals in innovative ways.

Amateur cooks were asked to enter the National Beef Cook-Off beginning last spring by submitting their recipes online. “Originally every state sent a contestant to the National Beef Cookoff,” said Pazour. “Now finalists are selected from recipes submitted via the http://www.beefcookoff.org Web site. It’s an efficient use of our checkoff dollars.”

Winning recipes from the five categories are available online at http://www.beefcookoff.org, or hard copies may be obtained through the South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC). To receive the 2011 South Dakota Beef Cook-Off recipes, or to find out more about how to enter the 2012 state-wide contest, go to http://www.sdbeef.org or contact SDBIC at 605-224-4722 or sdbic@sdbeef.org. The National Beef Cook-Off and South Dakota Beef Cook-Off are funded in part by the Beef Checkoff.

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