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Mother-son team places in beef council cook-off

Beth Riffel and her 12-year-old son Kyle, of Tampa were among eight parent/child teams that competed Sept. 18 in the Kansas Beef Council’s Kids in the Kitchen Beef Cook-off at the Kansas State Fair.

Kyle won the $150 third-place prize for his Sizzlin’ Steak Breakfast Wraps. The recipe calls for eggs scrambled with ranch dressing mix, spooned onto whole-wheat pita rounds, and topped with bite-size pieces of marinated and grilled sirloin steak.

“Kyle did most of it,” Beth Riffel said. “I just assisted. I mainly held the pita while he stuffed it.”

Judges interviewed Kyle, and during his 15-minute cooking demonstration, his mother provided information about the farm and the nutritional benefits of meat.

Kyle said using a clip-on microphone was a new experience. He said he plans to use the prize money for purchasing show animals.

His winning recipe is on the Internet at http://www.kansasbeef. org.

Last modified Oct. 6, 2010

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