Four teams competed in the Hotchkiss High School Bulldog Beef Challenge in May. The event was sponsored by Black Mesa CattleWomen.
Each team had to select a recipe for a one pound top sirloin steak from Homestead Beef Market.
The winning team of Makalah Henderson, Morgan Dodier and Ulises Mendoza prepared a black pepper crusted sirloin steak served over couscous.
In second place was Las Amigas with Kacey Arguien and Alexis Padilla for their steak fajitas.
Team Breakfast Bunch with Natalie Anderson and Jenny Celis fixed steak and eggs with toast.
In fourth place was Team David and Goliath with Conner Beard and Logan Hill for their lime steak fajitas.
Judges for the steak cook-off were Heidi Simpson, Karen Todd and Teresa Burns. Teams scored points for their choice of recipe, taste of dish, appearance of dish including garnishes, presentation and a quiz on the pamphlets "Confident Cooking with Beef" and "The New My Plate Food Guide." The materials were provided by the Black Mesa CattleWomen.
Each team picked a number for the secret ingredient they would use in their recipe. The secret ingredients were basil, spicy basil, parsley and hot peppers. All were grown at Hotchkiss K-8 School.
Freshmen, sophomores and juniors competed in the beef challenge.blog comments powered by Disqus