Bringing Home The 'Best Of Beef'
(NAPSA) - Fresh, flavorful ingredients and nutrient-rich beef cuts won the prize at this year's Best of Beef competition. With her recipe for Sonoma Steaks with Vegetables Bocconcini, home cook Mary Hawkes of Prescott, Ariz. won the 28th National Beef Cook-Off(r) $25,000 grand prize, topping recipes from 14 other finalists.
The winning recipe featured grilled beef top loin steaks, zucchini, yellow bell pepper and red grape tomatoes tossed with herb-marinated fresh mozzarella balls. In addition, the dish is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc, and a good source of iron.
The judges raved about Hawkes' recipe because of its overall simplicity, her efficient use of ingredients and the mellow flavor and texture of the mozzarella balls partnered with the smoky grilled steak and vegetables:
Total Recipe Time: 30 minutes - Marinade Time: 15 minutes to 2 hours