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Utah Cattlewomen's Beef Cook-Off

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Location: Demonstration Kitchen in the Zion Building

Cooking begins 1:00 p.m.
Judging starts at 1:30 p.m.
Winners announced at 2:45 p.m.

1st place: $300
2nd place: $150
3rd place: $75
4th, 5th, & 6th places: $25

The Utah Cattle Women Association along with the Utah Beef Council is proud to partner with the Utah State Fair in presenting the 2022 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!.


Only the recipes selected as finalists will be available to participate in the finals held during the fair.

Official Rules

What Kind of Recipes We Are Looking For

“Tailgate Beef” recipes

Send us your original beef recipes that would be perfect for game day! Use any of the beef cuts available 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). Recipes must be completely prepared on site. Enter as many recipes as you like. Recipes must be submitted in English.

Contest Rules

  1. Enter if you are 18 years or older by Jan. 1, 2022. The 2021 1st place winner is not eligible to compete.
  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.
  3. By submitting recipes to the “Tailgate Beef” beef cook-off, 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. 17, 2022.
  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. 11, 2022. 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, per household, is allowed to compete.

Please email recipes to nickiwintch@hotmail.com. Along with your recipe and cooking instructions please include your name, address, daytime telephone number and name of the beef cut you are using. Multiple recipe may be sent in the same email but be sure to clearly separate them.

Questions? Contact nickiwintch@hotmail.com.

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