Put your burger creativity to the test and win big bucks
Do you have a knack for putting together a good burger? Or perhaps youíre known for grilling the perfect patty?
Your best burger might have what it takes to win some contest cash.
The granddaddy of these is Build a Better Burger, now in its 21st year and sponsored mainly by Sutter Home Winery in Napa Valley, Calif.
Enter the contest now through Sept. 3. The cook-off will be held on the grounds of the winery in May 2013.
The grand prize for the best beef burger is $100,000. If youíre not a beef burger person, you can enter an alternative burger for a chance at a $15,000 prize.
Beef burger patties must have at least 75 percent beef (not veal). Alternative burgers can be made from any ground food, including some beef, but beef canít make up more than 25 percent of the patty. You can enter as many burger recipes as you like. Burgers are judged on creativity, taste and visual appeal.
For rules and to enter, go to www.sutterhome.com.
On the flip side is the Johnsonville No Ordinary Burger Contest, held in conjunction with the release of the sausage companyís new patty products: Original Bratwurst, Mild Italian Sausage, Cheddar Bratwurst and Chorizo. The grand prize is $10,000 in a live cook-off in New York City in August. Enter now through July 3. This contest also will have online voting to determine a fan favorite finalist. To enter, go to www.johnsonville.com.