Bean Recipe Contest at MSU Denver

The Colorado Dry Bean Committee and Barber's Foods want to announce 5 mini-contests before the end of the semester, with each winning recipient receiving $300. Due to the rush and stress of the end of the year, we have extended the due date to February 15, 2021. 

The 5 categories are: 

  • Black Bean Contest; Seeking recipes of black bean burgers, meatballs and meatloaf
  • Garbanzo Bean Contest; Seeking recipes of hummus, falafel and roasted garbanzos.
  • Kidney Bean Contest; Seeking recipes of chili, meatloaf, 3-Bean Salad
  • International Rice and Beans Contest; Seeking recipes from any culture or cuisine. Israeli, Lebanese, Moroccan, Colombian, Mexican, Asian, African
  • Black-Eyed Peas Contest; Looking to gather recipes prior to New Year’s Eve.

Each category will have a winner. Contestants can enter as many categories as they'd like. 

To enter, submit your recipe using dry beans in a PowerPoint format, listing ingredients, portions and procedures. Photograph your work. Since you will not be able to make a presentation, let the PowerPoint speak for you.

Email your recipe to and include your Powerpoint presentation as an attachment. 

Good Luck!