KY Living and KY Beef Council offer $2,000 college scholarship for best beef recipe

April 30, 2014

The May issue of Kentucky Living magazine launches a beef recipe contest awarding a $2,000 scholarship to a student at one of Kentucky’s colleges and universities.

Ready, Set, Sizzle! Beef Recipe Contest challenges Kentuckians to innovate, develop and share quick, healthy meals for families on the go.

“We’re especially excited to involve college students and young families,” say Alison Smith, director of Consumer Affairs for Kentucky Beef Council. “We want to make it easy for them to choose and prespare Kentucky beef, along with other locally grown Kentucky food products.”

With a goal of 30 minutes or less to prepare (not including cooking time), the contest focuses on flavorful ways to prepare the many lean cuts of beef.

“In addition to the scholarship, three other prizes will be awarded,” says Anita Travis Richter, Kentucky Living managing editor, “including an electric grill valued at $500, and Kroger gift cards with other prizes. One of the prizes will go to the recipe with the most “Like’s” on the Kentucky Living Facebook page.”

Winning recipes will be featured in Kentucky Living’s October Chef’s Choice column. The contest runs through June 30, with registration online at


Kentucky Living, with a monthly circulation of nearly 500,000 and a readership of 1.2 million, is published by the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives.

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Kentucky Beef Council programs are funded by the beef checkoff, a market development fund that all cattle producers pay into when their animals are sold. States collect the $1 checkoff, with 50 cents going toward national promotion, research and education programs. The other 50 cents remains in the state. For more information, visit