Heats Up The Grill With 'Char-Broil® Best Burger' Contest

Competition to Award Best Burger in Each U.S. Region Based on Taste, Community Ratings and Regional Flair

Jun 03, 2010, 09:40 ET from

SEATTLE, June 3 /PRNewswire/ --, a Reader's Digest Association (RDA) brand and the only social site catering to the unique food interests and preferences of male cooks, today launched the "Char-Broil Best Burger" recipe contest to find America's best burger recipe, as well as the top recipes from four U.S. regions. Contestants can submit a recipe for their burger masterpiece to until June 20 (Father's Day) to be entered to win one of five grills from Char-Broil. Recipes will be judged one-third on taste, one-third on member recipe ratings and one-third on regional ingredients.  community members will help determine top burgers by rating the recipes on the site. One grand prize winner and four regional winners from the West, Midwest, South and East will be selected.* Regional winners will each receive a Char-Broil Grill2Go Ice, a portable infrared grill and cooler combination that takes high performance grilling on the road, and the grand prize winner will receive a Char-Broil Big Easy Infrared Smoker, Roaster & Grill, the ultimate three-in-one outdoor cooker. Submissions and contest rules can be found at

Dude Food Contest Winner

The Char-Broil Best Burger contest is the second recipe contest hosted by The first, Dude Food contest, launched March 8, and ran through April 30 garnering manly recipes from across the country. The winner and runners-up of the Dude Food contest are:

Dude Food Contest Winner

High on the Hog Kentucky Sliders - submitted by: StevenHughes, Kentucky

"We loved this slider's combination of smoky, spicy and sweet," said Seth Kolloen, editor of "The smoky flavor comes from the bacon, which cooks inside the burger, the homemade barbecue sauce brings the spice, and sauteed onions top everything off with a dash of sweetness."

Dude Food Contest Runners-Up:

San Ignacio Smoked Beans - submitted by: WileyP, New Mexico

Singapore Satay - submitted by: Avondell, Washington

Filet Mignon with Tomatillo-Chipotle Sauce - submitted by: DADCOOKS, Texas

Spicy Chipotle Barbecue Burgers - submitted by: peces517, Illinois

BBQ Ranch Skillet Chicken & Awesome Mashed Potatoes - submitted by: xoandre, Illinois

Profile of Man Food by ManTestedRecipes

The top 10 search terms on show just what is on a man's mind when he thinks of man food…quick and easy, meat and cold beverages! The top 10 search terms on ManTestedRecipes are:

Top 10 Search Terms on












under 30 minutes




steak marinades





*A full list of states making up each region can be found at:

About ManTestedRecipes

Man Tested Recipes, a Reader's Digest Association (RDA) brand, is an up and coming community-driven website where men connect with their peers and share their enthusiasm of cooking, family and food. Launched in March 2010 by, ManTestedRecipes is the only social site catering to the unique food interests and preferences of male cooks, and provides insights into the cooking passions of men everywhere. The site leverages the proprietary tools and technology that consistently make Allrecipes the #1 food website, allowing members to submit recipes, rate, review and comment on recipes, post photos, tag recipes, friend, follow and post messages to other members. For additional information regarding ManTestedRecipes, please visit

About Char-Broil

Based in Columbus, Georgia, Char-Broil is a leading marketer of infrared, gas, charcoal, portable, and electric outdoor barbecue grills sold under the Char-Broil®, Thermos®, Red®, Oklahoma Joe's®, and New Braunfels Smoker Company® brand names. Char-Broil markets and distributes a complete line of grills, smokers, fryers, and outdoor fireplaces, along with parts and accessories, throughout North America. Visit Char-Broil online at

About Allrecipes

Allrecipes, the world's largest food site, receives more than 365 million annual visits from home cooks who share and download recipes, reviews, photos, personal profiles, and meal ideas. For more than 13 years, the Seattle-based site has served as a dynamic, indispensable resource for cooks of all skill levels seeking trusted recipes, entertaining ideas, everyday and holiday meal solutions, practical cooking tips and food advice. As the fastest growing independent food Internet site, Allrecipes provides insights into the kitchens and cooking passions of home cooks everywhere. Since 2008, Allrecipes has launched localized versions for the United Kingdom/Ireland, Australia/New Zealand, France, Germany, China, Japan, Quebec, the Netherlands, Southeast Asia, Brazil, Russia, India, Mexico, Argentina and Poland. Allrecipes is part of Food & Entertaining @ RDA, a division of The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. For additional information regarding Allrecipes, please visit

About Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

RDA is a global multi-brand media and marketing company that educates, entertains and connects audiences around the world. The company builds multi-platform communities based on branded content. With offices in 44 countries, it reaches a customer base of 130 million in 78 countries. It publishes 92 magazines, including 50 editions of Reader's Digest, the world's largest-circulation magazine, operates 78 branded websites and sells 40 million books, music and video products across the world each year. Further information about the company can be found at


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