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Southwest Semi-Finalists Announced In The 2018 Eggland's Best "America's Best Recipe" Contest


Southwest Semi-Finalists Announced In The 2018 Eggland's Best "America's Best Recipe" Contest

Eggland's Best Calls on Fans to Help Choose "Best in Region" Winner

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CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- From coast to coast, Americans across the country were encouraged to submit their locally inspired recipes for a chance to be named the best recipe in America as part of the Eggland's Best (EB) "America's Best Recipe" Contest! Today, Eggland's Best announced the "Best in State" semi-finalist recipes from the Southwest.

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Eggland's Best is now calling on all EB fans to help determine which Southwest recipe will be named "Best in Region," and have the chance to win the $10,000 Grand Prize. From now through September 25, fans can visit and vote for their favorite Southwest recipe.

"All of the semi-finalists used unique, state-centered ingredients to create some delicious recipes," said Charlie Lanktree, CEO of Eggland's Best. "It was incredible to see how our Southwest fans incorporated Eggland's Best eggs to enhance the taste and nutrition of their dishes."

From the savory Elk and Egg Casserole to the citrusy and sweet World's Fair Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Cones, the "Best in State" recipes from the Southwest include:

  • Arkansas: Diane R. - Ultimate Rice and Eggs Burrito Smothered with Sausage Gravy
  • Arizona: Robyn B. – Chocolate Cayenne Pepper Bread Pudding with Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce and Spicy Whipped Cream
  • Colorado: Karin L. – Grilled Colorado Peach Sundaes with Candied Pecans and Warm Vanilla Custard Sauce
  • Louisiana: Catherine O. – Cajun Crawfish and Alligator Sausage Cakes
  • Missouri: Kellie W. – World's Fair Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Cones
  • New Mexico: Sharyn L. H. – Jalapeno Popper Mini Frittatas
  • Utah: Shauna H. – Funeral Potato Street Tots with Fry Sauce
  • Wyoming: Lauren D. – Elk and Egg Casserole

Once all of the "Best in Region" recipes are announced, fans will be asked to vote for the recipe they believe should be the Grand Prize Winner and earn the title of "America's Best Recipe." The Grand Prize winner will be awarded $10,000 and a year's supply of Eggland's Best eggs, and "Best in Region" winners will receive $1,000 each.  State winners will also receive prizes from Eggland's Best.

A panel of judges, including actress, host, food lover and mom of two Courtney Lopez, and Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, and winner of the hit primetime ABC television show My Diet Is Better Than Yours, Dawn Jackson Blatner, will help select the Grand Prize Winner.

"My family loves Eggland's Best eggs, and we are always looking for ways to incorporate them into our family meals to supercharge the nutrition," said Lopez. "It's going to be difficult to help select the Grand Prize Winner with such creative and delicious looking recipes!"

Compared to ordinary eggs, EB eggs contain six times more vitamin D, 25% less saturated fat, more than double the Omega-3s, ten times more vitamin E and more than double the vitamin B12.  EB eggs are also an excellent source of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and vitamin B5. EB's superior nutritional profile is due to its proprietary all-vegetarian hen feed that contains healthy grains, canola oil and a wholesome supplement of rice bran, alfalfa, sea kelp and Vitamin E.

Cast your vote! Visit to vote for your favorite regional recipes.

About Eggland's Best Eggs
Eggland's Best (EB) is the #1 branded egg in the U.S. and is an excellent source of vitamins D, B12, E, B5 and riboflavin. EB eggs have six times more vitamin D, more than double the Omega-3s, 10 times more vitamin E and 25% less saturated fat than ordinary eggs. Independent testing has also confirmed that Eggland's Best eggs stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs. The distinctive "EB" stamp on the shell assures consumers and food service customers that EB eggs meet the highest production and safety standards.

Eggland's Best was voted "America's Most Trusted Egg Brand" by American shoppers in the BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards, "America's Most Recommended™ Eggs" by women in the Women's Choice Awards, and "Product of the Year."  In addition, Eggland's Best has received numerous awards and honors from such trusted publications as Prevention Magazine, Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Taste of Home, Women's Health, and many others.

Eggland's Best's hens are fed a strictly controlled, proprietary, high-quality all-vegetarian diet, which results in a better tasting, more nutritious egg that stays fresher longer. EB shell eggs are available in large, extra-large, jumbo, cage free, and organic.  EB also offers hard-cooked, cage free hard-cooked, organic hard-cooked, liquid egg whites, deviled egg kits, hard-cooked snacks, and is certified Kosher. For more information, visit

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