May 16, 2015

Of course Texans cook the best steaks, but...

  Who cooks the best steaks in Texas?


Saturday, May 17th, 2014, backyard chefs from all over the Southwest came to Hico, Texas to see who cooks The Best Steak in Texas. This event brought in 106 teams all trying to win the $2,500 first place and the title "Best Steak in Texas". The event was a great success and congratulations to all the winners.

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Mark your calendars now for next year's event! The 12th Annual Texas Steak Cookoff, hosted by the Hico EDC, will be on May 16, 2015 in historic downtown Hico, Texas. We look forward in seeing our old friends and the many new cookers that want to claim the title of "The Best Steak in Texas". If you are not a backyard chef, come on down anyway to enjoy the day with us. Registration will open in the Fall of 2014. See you in May

News From the Cookoff Blog

February 28, 2015

It's the Texas Steak Cook Off so who better to be the Premier Beef Sponsor but a Texas Native?! The "Ryan Express" has proudly supported our event over the years.

Thanks to Nolan Ryan Beef for their support of our 12th Annual Steak Cook Off!!


February 27, 2015

Ok... if there was a "Most Adorable" at the cook off, these little cuties would win-Hands. Down. The G's Q team has been involved in the cook off since the beginning and they're back once again. We just ♥ this group!!

The head of this crew says, "G’s Q is a family affair. We are all about food fun and friendly competition."

"G’s Q was founded in 2007 the night before the 4th annual cook off. Working the cook off had become an annual event for my wife Marre and I. We were helping set up the cook off Friday night when the Back Yard division Chairman, Rod Townsand, told me he had a sponsor spot still open and needed someone to help cook for the public on Saturday. We borrowed a pit, called my brother and ended up winning the cook off."

How's that for beginner's luck???

"In 2008 we were featured on the Food Network show Challenge where our team was followed during the competition. My team grew to consist of my Brother as well as my Dad. We received Top Hand, 4th place steak and 1st place hors d'oeuvre."

2009-received the Top Hand award

2010-11-helped run the backyard division as well as judged in this division. (We took a hiatus from cooking)

2012- the event became an annual reunion for family and friends and we received honors for 3rd place hors d'oeuvre

2013- we had a great time at the cook off but received no honors

2014- kids, Niece, and nephew ages 8 to 12 got in on the action and competed in the cook off as the Little B’s receiving a Top Hand award

2014-G’s Q received the Top Hand award as well as 4th place steaks


February 26, 2015

These boys are bringin' it to the cook off all the way from Hooks, TX! Meet the Ramage Farms team. They may grow pecans for a living but they sure know how to fire up the pit it their off time.

Come see what a little East Texas flair is like the 3rd weekend in May in Hico, TX.