Like many Iowans, the postponing of the 2020 Iowa State Fair left our taste buds yearning for a bite of our favorite fair foods, and at the top of that list is the Hot Beef Sundae. Iowa’s beef producers couldn’t go an entire year without celebrating this delicious bowl of down-home traditional comfort food. So, we are bringing it to your family’s kitchen and spicing things up with a side of competition.
This summer the Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters and Iowa Beef Industry Council are teaming up to host a Hot Beef Sundae Virtual Cooking Contest for all ages. For your recipe to be considered, it must be prepared using 100% real beef. Any cut of beef or combination of ingredients may be included. When submitting your entry, you must include a list of recipe ingredients, directions and a high-resolution photo of your dish.
Entries will be accepted online between July 21, 2020, and August 4, 2020. The submission form will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Selection of first, second and third place winners in the youth and adult age categories, along with the winner of the most creative Hot Beef Sundae, will be conducted by an anonymous judging panel.
Judging will be based on appearance (color, eye appeal, the appealing appearance of beef, attractive garnish and final plated presentation) and creativity (originality, innovation and uniqueness). The announcement of award winners will take place during the week of August 17, 2020.
For more information contact IBIC’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Kylie Peterson at [email protected].
About the Iowa Beef Industry Council: The Iowa Beef Industry Council is funded by the $1-per-head National Beef Checkoff Program and the $0.50-per-head Iowa State Beef Checkoff. Checkoff dollars are invested in beef promotion, consumer information, research, industry information and foreign market development, all with the purpose of strengthening beef demand. For more information, visit www.iabeef.org.