OKLAHOMA CITY – A beef cook-off featuring residents from across the state, an Iron Chef-style competition featuring local chefs and cooking demonstrations are just a few of the red meat-related activities at the Oklahoma State Fair Park January 21-23, hosted by the Oklahoma Beef Council and the Oklahoma CattleWomen’s Association.


Original beef recipes were submitted by Oklahoma residents to the Oklahoma Beef Council to participate in the Beef Cook-Off.  The cook-off will feature six contest finalists who will face off during a cook off starting at 10 a.m.on January 22 at in the Carriage Hall Building.


The Beef Cook-Off, which is held once every two years, will take place at the Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show. Show attendees will watch amateur culinary artists compete in a number of categories including: appetizers, beef entrées and kid pleasers with parent child teams.


 “How many times have you heard someone say that there are so many recipe options with chicken, but they don’t know what to do with beef?” said Joleen Tuxhorn, cook-off committee chair for the Oklahoma CattleWomen’s Association. “There are a multitude of cuts of beef and a myriad of ways to prepare – yes, even inexpensively. The Beef Cook-Off demonstrates how great recipes can come from beef and just a handful of other ingredients.”


The Best of Beef grand prize winner will be announced at 5 p.m. in the Cox Pavilion.


In addition to the cook-off, an Iron Chef-style competition will pit local professional chefs against each other in friendly competition to make the best recipe featuring the provided cut of meat and mystery basket of Made in Oklahoma products. Six chefs will race to prepare an entrée within the one-hour time frame. A panel of judges will select the three best entries to move into a second and final round. Contestants will have one hour to create another recipe with a different cut of meat and mystery ingredients. The judges will then determine the winners.


The Iron Chef-style competition will be held on January 23, at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Carriage Hall building. The event is sponsored by the Oklahoma CattleWomen’s Association and the Made in Oklahoma Coalition.



“Cooking up Red Meat in the Red Dirt State” – ADD ONE


Attendees can also watch cooking demonstrations such as buying and preparing beef on a budget, using seasonings to spice up meals and healthy cooking with beef.


All winners will be announced at the Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show and posted on the Oklahoma Beef Council’s website www.oklabeef.org. The winning recipes will be available after January 25.


The Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show is a three-day event held January 21-23 that will showcase ideas, expert advice, products and services for home improvement projects. The Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show is an opportunity to shop, compare, save and get expert advice on hundreds of quality products and services on home remodeling, redecorating, landscaping and fine home living. Admission is $11, and children under 12 are free. For a $3 discount, tickets can be purchased online at www.OklahomaCityHomeShow.com. Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity will be pre-selling discounted tickets to the show at both Renovation Stations, located at 1800 N. Broadway and 2805 S.W. 29th St. in Oklahoma City, with a portion of the cost benefitting Habitat. Show hours are Friday 12 to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  For more information about the event, visit the website or call (800) 466-7469, ext. 120.


# # #

Editor’s Note: If you would like more information, pictures or to set up an interview with any of the Beef Cook-Off contestants, contact Anglin Public Relations at (405) 840-4222. 

                                         For more information, contact:

                                                            Kinsey Crocker or Lindsey Sparks at

       Anglin Public Relations (405) 840-4222

After hours for media on a deadline (580) 402-5269