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Wheel Watchers Recipe Contest

beef20.jpg Earlier this summer, Bob and Nancy Montross, 2006 BEEF Trailblazer winners and founders of Beef Bucks, made a big announcement. They shared the great news that Beef Bucks would be featured on Wheel of Fortune come January! Landing a spot for Beef Bucks on Wheel of Fortune was the result of a huge effort by the people who direct Beef Bucks, Inc., the non-profit South Dakota-based organization whose primary purpose is to promote beef and educate consumers on beef nutrition and cooking. Beginning Jan. 9, 2012, a prize of $1,000 in Beef Bucks will appear as one of the gift tags on the colorful carnival wheel that contestants spin for prizes during the popular nationally syndicated program.

As the countdown to Jan. 9 continues, the Beef Bucks organization is celebrating with its “Wheel Watchers Recipe Contest!” Winners of this recipe contest will take home one of four prizes, each including a $25 Beef Bucks certificate, a stainless steel steak knife set, and a beef recipe collection cookbook.

To enter the recipe contest, submit a beef appetizer recipe that you may use while watching Wheel of Fortune the week of Jan. 9, 2012 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening. Invite your friends over and have a viewing party, and serve your tasty beef appetizer, of course! Submit your recipe online or mail it to Beef Bucks Inc. at 20732 436th Avenue, DeSmet, SD 57231 before Nov. 1. A random drawing of the recipes will be held to select the recipes.

I encourage you to enter the contest, and share your favorite beef appetizer recipe below. Here is one my family enjoys at holidays and parties.

Roast Beef Roll-Ups

exps7468_th1854c25b.jpg-4 oz. cream cheese, softened

-1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro

-3 tbsp. minced banana peppers

-1 garlic clove, minced

-1/2 lb. thinly sliced cooked roast beef

In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, cilantro, peppers and garlic. Spread mixture on roast beef. Roll up tightly and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. Slice the roll-ups into 1-1/2-in. pieces. Yield: 6-7 dozen.