Ultimate Potato Recipe Contest is a Wrap, but Who Will Triumph in Beef and Potato Cook-Off?

Winner Crowned in Ultimate Potato Recipe Contest As National Beef Cook-Off Contest Presents New Potato Recipe Challenge and Opportunity to Win $25,000

Feb 19, 2013, 14:00 ET from United States Potato Board

DENVER, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the United States Potato Board (USPB), in partnership with Better Homes and Gardens magazine, announced the winning recipe in the "Ultimate Potato Recipe Contest": Potato and Chorizo Dobladas. The winning recipe, on newsstands today in the March issue of Better Homes and Gardens, combines mashed potatoes and Mexican chorizo sausage inside flour or corn tortillas.

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Contest participants were invited to put their own unique twists on traditional potato dishes. With seven unique potato types available – Russets, reds, yellows, whites, fingerlings, petites and purples – creativity was highly encouraged! A panel of judges, including representatives from the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen and the US Potato Board, determined the winning recipe from a total of 334 contest entries.  The winner, Gloria H. from Chicago, IL., was awarded $500 in addition to having her recipe professionally photographed and featured in the magazine.

Although the title of "Ultimate Potato Recipe" has been awarded, the 2013 National Beef Cook-Off Contest is now underway. Focused on the theme "Making the Most of MyPlate," the contest encourages delicious, healthy recipe entries, including the option to enter under the "Real Wordy, Real Simple Beef & Potato" recipe category. Enter your creative beef and potato recipe for a chance to win up to $25,000 in cash, plus a trip to the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Washington, D.C. To enter and view complete official rules visit www.beefcookoff.org. The entry deadline is April 15, 2013.

It's no surprise that potatoes are front and center in recipe contests – not only are potatoes the ultimate ingredient; they're also a nutritional powerhouse. A skin-on, medium-sized (5.3 ounce) potato has just 110 calories, more potassium than a banana and almost half your daily value of vitamin C (45 percent) and zero fat, sodium or cholesterol.

Visit www.potatogoodness.com for hundreds of healthy potato recipe ideas and visit the USPB's Facebook Fan Page to sign-up for a weekly recipe email to receive a new potato recipe in your email in-box each week.

About the United States Potato Board

The United States Potato Board (USPB) is the nation's potato marketing and research organization.  Based in Denver, Colorado, the USPB represents more than 2,500 potato growers and handlers across the country. The USPB was established in 1971 by a group of potato growers to promote the benefits of eating potatoes. Today, as the largest vegetable commodity board, the USPB is proud to be recognized as an innovator in the produce industry and dedicated to positioning potatoes as a nutrition powerhouse—truly, goodness unearthed.   

About Better Homes and Gardens

Reaching nearly 40 million readers every month, the Better Homes and Gardens brand extends across the web, tablet, mobile, social, broadcast, broadband and numerous licensed products, serving and connecting women who are passionate about their homes and the lives they create there. A Meredith publication, Better Homes and Gardens inspires women to dream and gives them the confidence to move from dreaming to doing.  For more information, please visit www.bhg.com.

About the National Beef Cook-Off

The National Beef Cook-Off® is a Beef Checkoff Program that began in 1974 as an annual contest and changed to a biennial contest in 1993. The Cook-Off is managed and coordinated by the American National CattleWomen, Inc.  During its 39-year history, the Cook-Off has received accolades and the support of many notable culinary experts. The National Beef Cook-Off® is considered to be among the top three cooking contests in the nation.

SOURCE United States Potato Board