CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspiring home cooks from all over the country are competing with their state-inspired recipes for a chance to be named the top recipe in America in the Eggland's Best "America's Best Recipe Contest." Today, Eggland's Best has announced the Southwest semi-finalist recipes that will compete for the title of "Best in Region."
From now through September 19, consumers will help EB determine which Southwestern recipe will be named "Best in Region," and have the chance to win the $10,000 Grand Prize. The impressive Southwest dishes include such recipes as the Cluckin' Bacon Twisted Cristo, Cheesy Pulled Pork Corn Fritters with Barbecue Sauce, and several other nutritious and appetizing dishes.
"The Southwest semi-finalists incorporated their favorite state ingredient into their dishes in creative ways," said Charlie Lanktree, President and CEO of Eggland's Best. "We hope these delicious dishes inspire people to create their own recipes to enjoy while getting the health benefits of EB eggs. With 25 percent less saturated fat and 5 times more vitamin D than ordinary eggs, Eggland's Best eggs are an easy way to elevate the nutrition of any recipe."
The Southwestern recipes highlight ingredients such as Texas beef, Ancho Peppers from Arizona, and Missouri Provel Cheese. The "Best in Region" Southwest semi-finalists include:
- Arizona – Johnna J. – Arizona Poblano and Cilantro Baked Eggs
- Arkansas – Brandy C. – Blueberry Corn Skillet Cake with Bacon Streusel
- Colorado – Suzanne P. – Goat Cheese Pancakes with Palisade Peach Compote
- Louisiana – Ella H. – Crawfish and Conecuh Sausage Quiche
- Missouri – Kathy F. – Cluckin' Bacon Twisted Cristo
- New Mexico – Judy J. – Pecan Cherry Carrot Cake
- Oklahoma – Leah L. – Cheesy Pulled Pork Corn Fritters with Barbecue Sauce
- Texas – Jennifer F. – Texas Egg & Steak Hash with Warm Chipotle Street Corn Relish
- Utah – Shauna H. – Salted Honey Raspberry Bread Puddings
Once all of the "Best in Region" recipes from across the U.S. are selected and announced, fans will once again be tasked with voting for the dish they believe should be named the Grand Prize winner and earn the title of "America's Best Recipe." The Grand Prize winner will be awarded $10,000 and a year's supply of Eggland's Best eggs, "Best in Region" winners will receive $1,000 each, and State winners will receive prizes from Eggland's Best.
"I am so grateful to have been named the winner of the 2014 Eggland's Best "Your Best Recipe" Contest, and with such a delicious lineup of competitors, can't wait to see who will win this year's contest," says Lidia Haddadian of California who entered and won with her Chorizo Tostada Bites in 2014. "As a long-time loyal fan, I know that Eggland's Best eggs are simply superior in nutrition, freshness and taste, and I hope that people will be as excited as I am to try these extraordinary regional recipes."
Compared to regular eggs, Eggland's Best eggs contain 25 percent less saturated fat, five times more vitamin D, more than double the Omega-3s, ten times more vitamin E and three times more vitamin B12. Eggland's Best's superior nutritional profile is due to its proprietary all-vegetarian hen feed that contains healthy grains, canola oil and a wholesome supplement of rice bran, alfalfa, sea kelp and Vitamin E. In addition, a recent independent study showed that Eggland's Best eggs stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs.
For official contest rules and to vote for your favorite recipe, visit http://www.egglandsbest.com/americasbestrecipe.
About Eggland's Best Eggs
Eggland's Best (EB) is the No. 1 branded egg in the U.S. and is an excellent source of Vitamins D, B12, and E, and a good source of Vitamin B5 and Riboflavin. EB eggs have five times more Vitamin D, more than double the Omega-3, 10 times more Vitamin E and 25 percent less saturated fat than ordinary eggs.
The distinctive "EB" stamp on the shell assures consumers and food service customers that the eggs meet the highest production and safety standards. Eggland's Best was voted "America's Most Trusted Egg Brand" by American shoppers in the 2016 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards, "America's Most Recommended™ Eggs" by women in the 2016 Women's Choice Awards, and has received numerous awards from Prevention Magazine, Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Women's Health, and many others.
In 2014, Eggland's Best was also awarded "Product of the Year" in the egg category by Product of the Year USA. Eggland's Best's hens are fed a strictly controlled, proprietary, high-quality all-vegetarian diet, which results in a better tasting, more nutritious egg that stays fresher longer. EB eggs are available in large, extra-large, jumbo, cage free, organic, hard-cooked, cage free hard-cooked, liquid egg whites, and are certified Kosher. For more information, visit www.egglandsbest.com.
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