Season 5, Episode 13

National Beef Cook-Off

Chicago hosts the National Beef Cook-off. Amateur chefs will compete in four categories: New Dynamic Beef Dishes, Nuevo Latino Beef Dishes, Small Plates, Big Taste and Kids in the Kitchen. The winner of each category will win $10,000, with the runner-up in each receiving $5,000.


Michael Cohen – New Dynamic Beef Dishes
Los Angeles, Calif.

Lori Falce – Small Plates, Big Taste
Osceola Mills, Pa.

Teresa & Catherine Ralston – Kids in the Kitchen
New Albany, Ohio

Christine Riccitelli – Nuevo Latino Beef Dishes
Incline Village, Nev.

New Dynamic Beef Dishes Competitors:

Michelle Benthin
Gates, Ore.

Veronica Callaghan
Glastonbury, Conn.

Diane Coates
Allendale, N.J.

Barbara Estabrook
Rhinelander, Wis.

Nuevo Latino Beef Dishes Competitors:

Roxanne Chan
Albany, Calif.

Norma Fried
Denver, Colo.

Patrice Hurd
Bemidji, Minn.

Margaret Murphy
Naperville, Ill.

Kids in the Kitchen Competitors:

John & Morgan Hanrahan
Olympia, Wash.

Shannon & Tanner Kohn
Simpsonville, S.C.

Shannon, Riley & Danielle Mitchell
Naperville, Ill.

Tracy & Bradley Schuhmacher
Penfield, N.Y.

Small Plates, Big Taste Competitors:

Deborah Biggs
Omaha, Neb.

Angela Buchanan
Longmont, Colo.

Lisa Huff
Clive, Iowa

Kurt Wait
Redwood City, Calif.


Mary Adolf
President and COO, National Restaurant Association Education Foundation
Chicago, Ill.

Carol Haddix
Associate Subject Editor, Good Eating
Chicago, Ill.

Chris Koetke
Dean of Department of Culinary Arts, Kendall College
Chicago, Ill.

Ina Pinkney
Owner, Ina’s Restaurant
Chicago, Ill.

Nancy Rodriguez
President, Food Marketing Support Services, Inc.
Oak Park, Ill.

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Recipes From This Episode

Caprese Polenta Burger (Small Plates, Big Taste)

Tapas-Style Pepper-Steak "Parfaits" (Small Plates, Big Taste)

Cajun Beef Southwestern Salad (New Dynamic Beef Dishes)

Aji-Beef Short Ribs with Golden Herbed Quinoa (Nuevo Latino Beef Dishes)

Smoky Cilantro Pesto Beef Crostini (Small Plates, Big Taste)

Grilled Szechuan Steak and Bok Choy Wraps with Spicy Peanut Mayonnaise (New Dynamic Beef Dishes)

Turkish-Style Sirloin with Roasted Garlic-Fig Sauce (New Dynamic Beef Dishes)

Mexican Beef Stew over Chipotle Sweet Potato Mashers (Nuevo Latino Beef Dishes)

Calypso Beef Soup (Nuevo Latino Beef Dishes)

Adobe Beef Tacos with Pickled Red Onions (Small Plates, Big Taste)

Hoisin BBQ Steak-On-A-Stick with Pineapple Salsa (Kids in the Kitchen)

Spanish Beef Dips with Caramelized Manchego Onions (Nuevo Latino Beef Dishes)

Pepper Steak Salad with Mango, Avocado and Jalapeno Vinaigrette (New Dynamic Beef Dishes)

Ginger-Maple Steak with Napa Cabbage and Grilled Onions

Nuevo Chipotle Beef in Butternut Squash Boats (Nuevo Latino Beef Dishes)

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