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The 2013 Rancher’s Reserve® Beef Cup

Your 2013 resolution was to win more cash! So why not take it to the next level and enter your best beef dish, created from a (up to) 6 lb Rancher's Reserve top sirloin, in the running for even MORE prize money thanks to the Rancher's Reserve Beef Cup.

Rules Highlights

  • The 2013 Program will feature Rancher's Reserve 6lb top sirloin that can be purchased at all Safeway retailers
  • Teams will create their best beef dish, which will be judged by KCBS standards of Taste, Tenderness and Appearance


Ten KCBS Competition Events will host a Rancher's Reserve Beef Cup local event with the following prize checks up for grabs:

1st Place = $900
2nd Place = $700
3rd Place = $500

The top three overall placing teams will cash in on an even greater green:

1st Place = $5,000
2nd Place = $2,500
3rd Place = $1,000

Participating teams in the Rancher's Reserve Beef Cup points chase will receive points based upon their finishing position at specific series events. The THREE qualifying teams with the highest point total overall will win bonus Grand Prize money to be awarded at the 2014 KCBS Banquet.

The Rancher's Reserve Top Sirloin can be purchased at any Safeway retailer.

CLICK HERE to find the store location near you.

Regional Event Schedule

West Coast BBQ Classic Long Beach, CA5/10/2013
Salute to Service BBQ ChallengeMesa, AZ5/24/2013
BBQ, Blues & Brews on the BayNorth Bend, OR5/25/2013
Colorado Barbecue ChallengeFrisco, CO6/14/2013
Firin' Up the FoxSt. Charles, IL7/5/2013
Wine Country Big QSanta Rosa, CA7/12/2013
Maryland State BBQ BashBel Air, MD8/9/2013
Bedford Blues & BBQ FestivalBedford, TX8/31/2013
Dana Point BBQ ChampionshipDana Point, CA10/4/2013
World Food ChampionshipsLas Vegas, NV11/7/2013

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