2005 Winning Recipes

The 2005 Cook-Off focused on the passion Americans exhibit for beef and the special times they share when families enjoy beef dishes together. The $50,000 “Best of Beef” grand prize winning recipe, Blazin’ Colorado Steaks, used only eight ingredients and takes just 35 minutes to prepare (not including marinating time).

The 2005 competition continues to be a barometer of food trends. The “Best of Beef” recipe reflects the trend toward unique, non-traditional flavor pairings using fiery ingredients such as green chiles and chipotle peppers combined with tangy lime. Entrants dared to be bold with citrus flavors this year – with blood oranges and tangerines adding a flavorful zing to many of the dishes. In addition, recipes went beyond mainstream ethnic flavors with Latin and Mediterranean influences such as feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, chimichurri sauce, Thai sweet chili sauce, red curry and pomegranate molasses. Smoky flavors also reigned supreme with chipotle peppers, smoked cheeses, smoked paprika and Mexican slaw pumping up the flavor in a few recipes.

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"Inspired By" Beef Recipes

  1. Porcini-Dusted Steaks with Horseradish Crust
    Porcini-Dusted Steaks with Horseradish Crust
  2. Grilled Beefstro Cobb Salad
    Grilled Beefstro Cobb Salad
  3. Chipotle Beef & Chimichurri Sauce
    Chipotle Beef & Chimichurri Sauce
  4. Steaks with Mushrooms, Blue Cheese & Frizzled Shallots
    Steaks with Mushrooms, Blue Cheese & Frizzled Shallots

Grilled Beef

  1. Latin Steaks with Sweet & Smoky BBQ Drizzle
    Latin Steaks with Sweet & Smoky BBQ Drizzle
  2. Blazin
    Blazin' Colorado Steaks
  3. Ranch Steaks with Citrus-Jalapeno Mojo
    Ranch Steaks with Citrus-Jalapeno Mojo
  4. Carnitas-Style Grilled Beef Tacos
    Carnitas-Style Grilled Beef Tacos
  5. Grilled Espresso Steaks
    Grilled Espresso Steaks

Market Basket

  1. Pan-Seared Steaks with Romesco Sauce
    Pan-Seared Steaks with Romesco Sauce
  2. Blackstrap Steaks with Caramelized Onions
    Blackstrap Steaks with Caramelized Onions
  3. Bangkok Beef & Basil
    Bangkok Beef & Basil
  4. Mediterranean Steaks
    Mediterranean Steaks
  5. Stockyard Steaks with Mushroom & Peppercorn Sauce
    Stockyard Steaks with Mushroom & Peppercorn Sauce

Family Favorites

  1. Smoky Beef Enchilada Skillet
    Smoky Beef Enchilada Skillet
  2. Cornbread Beef Bake
    Cornbread Beef Bake
  3. Wild West Beef & Smoked Gouda Grits
    Wild West Beef & Smoked Gouda Grits
  4. Rise N
    Rise N' Shine Beef Ranchero Wraps
  5. Floribbean Fiesta Steak
    Floribbean Fiesta Steak
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