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Show Off Your Grill Skill – Beringer’s Great Steak Challenge

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Jamie and Bobby Deen, stars of the Food Network and sons of southern cooking queen Paula Deen

What is your secret for the perfect grilled steak?  It could be worth $15,000.

Your recipe can compete against other backyard grill masters in the regional contest for the Beringer Great Steak Challenge.  Ten finalists will be selected based on the following criteria: taste appeal (25 percent), wine pairing (25 percent), and simplicity (50 percent).

From 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 14, these 10 contenders will show off their skills at the JW Marriott San Antonio.  The winner will receive a trip to Napa Valley to compete in the grand finale at Beringer Vineyards on Oct. 8.  Nine other cities from coast to coast are also hosting regional competitions.

In the finals, regular grills will not be used; instead the finalists will be cooking on the Carnivore, a Chevy truck that has been converted into what is being alled “the ultimate grilling machine.”  The Deen brothers will judge the competition with a grand prize of $15,000 and a special appearance on the Cooking Channel.  Jamie Deen says, “Bobby and I are looking for the ultimate gourmet griller who can bring the best out in a steak simply by making use of what they consider to be the tastiest ingredients and the right wine.”

The deadline for recipe submissions is June 30; for complete rules and to enter, go to the competition’s website:

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa
23808 Resort Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78261
August 14, 4 – 6 p.m.

Photo: Mary Steinbacher Photography

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