Columbia, MO (AgNewsWire) The University of Missouri-Columbia’s Mizzou BBQ Team made a name for itself in a national cooking competition recently with “Tiger Steak.”
According to team captain Greg Chase, the team was just organized in May of last year and has already been very successful.
“Our first competition out of the gate in September we took first place in Beef Brisket, beating out 28 professional barbeque teams in the state,” said Chase. “From that, we were invited to go to the National Meat Association Meat Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada in February.”
For that event, Chase says the team was asked to produce a brand new meat product for competition.
“So we did some thinking and tried to find a product that would be unique to the university in Columbia and chose to put something together called ‘Tiger Steak’ which is an original product that actually looks like Truman’s paw print when you finish cooking it off.”
The Tiger Steak features lean ground sirloin, spices and provolone cheese baked into a tiger paw-shaped pie crust. Chase is pleased to report that the team finished second in the national competition.
“We actually ended up being the only original product in Las Vegas and we did take runner up so we are very, very proud to come back with that.”