Nolan Ryan’s All Natural Beef to Sponsor the Southwest’s Largest and Best Steak Cookoff, The Texas State Cookoff

Huntsville, TX, May 18, 2012 --( Nolan Ryan’s All Natural Beef is proud to sponsor the Texas State Cookoff for the 2nd year in a row. As one of the Southwest’s largest steak cookoffs, the Texas State Cookoff draws amateur grillers from all over the U.S. who compete to be crowned the winner of the “Best Steak in Texas,” capped off with a $2,500 cash prize. The competition is held in the historic downtown business district of Hico, TX.

This year’s contest, the 9th annual, will kick off on Saturday, May 19 with the Backyard Chef competition. In this event contestants compete to prepare and grill Texas’ Best 12oz rib eye. Contestants also have the opportunity to participate in a fan favorite, the Hors d’oeuvres competition.

Nolan Ryan’s All Natural Beef supplies all the beef for the competition, ensuring there is consistency in the beef for all contestants before the grilling begins. As a USDA certified product that is 100% free of artificial ingredients and preservatives, Nolan Ryan’s All Natural Beef is well-loved by contestants and event organizers alike.

“Nolan Ryan’s All Natural Beef is excited to be a repeat sponsor of this event. The Texas State Cookoff gives passionate grillers the opportunity to demonstrate their prowess on the grill and positively promotes the beef industry in Texas at the same time,” says Charlie Bradbury, CEO of Nolan Ryan’s All Natural Beef.

The Texas State Cookoff culminates in an event where thousands of guests can come to enjoy a delicious steak dinner, live entertainment, shopping and even a separate wine tasting event. Tickets are $25 and are available at or call 254-485-2020.

About Nolan Ryan’s All-Natural Beef:
Nolan Ryan’s All-Natural Beef is a portfolio of premium beef products that are 100% all natural. Our beef exceeds USDA standards for quality. All Nolan Ryan certified beef comes from the highest caliber cattle, raised and cared for by our family of dedicated ranching partners. We guarantee Nolan Ryan’s Beef to be tender, flavorful and juicy. Nolan Ryan’s All Natural Beef is an entity of Beefmaster Cattlemen, owned by baseball Hall of Famer and Texas rancher, Nolan Ryan, along with several of his ranching partners. Nolan Ryan’s All Natural Texas Beef, Nolan Ryan’s Grass Fed Beef and Nolan Ryan’s Signature Beef are all brands within the Nolan Ryan’s All Natural Beef portfolio. For more information, please visit or our Facebook Page at

About the Texas State Cookoff
The Texas Steak Cookoff is an annual initiative introduced by the Hico Economic Development Corporation and the City of Hico to promote economic growth and tourism. The Hico EDC is a nonprofit organization. The Cookoff is held every year on the third Saturday in May.

For more information about this daylong event with food, exhibits, shopping, musical entertainment and lots of fun, please log onto or call 254-485-2020.
Nolan Ryan Beef
Sara Hull
817.226.4332 ext. 243