This year, the 29th National Beef Cook Off®, funded in part by the beef checkoff, is kicking off a recipe contest for everyday home cooks and entertaining enthusiasts nationwide.

From now through April 30, consumers can submit their best beef recipes online at for a chance to win $25,000 cash and a trip to the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Washington, D.C.

“Rather than hosting a cooking competition, this year, we are conducting a national search to find the best beef recipes home cooks have to offer,” says Sherry Hill, Cook-Off Program Manager. “We’re excited to offer four unique contest categories that demonstrate beef’s versatility and encourage creativity with a variety of ingredients, cuts and preparation methods.”

Great taste, ease of preparation, originality and use of broadly appealing ingredients are a winning combination for recipe entries.

To learn more about the cook-off, link here.