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Grillers get ready for the Derby Burger Challenge

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Where's the beef? It could be in the next Derby Burger Champion!

The Kentucky Derby Festival and the Kentucky Beef Council are ready to crown this year's champ. Starting March 10, hamburger recipes will be accepted for submission for the third annual Derby Burger Challenge.

Finalists will be announced on March 28 and the winner will be selected during a cook-off on March 31. The burgers are judged on taste, appearance, creativity and ease of preparation. The best burger will be featured at Hard Rock Café Louisville.

The winning chef also receives VIP tickets to Thunder Over Louisville, tickets to Waterfront Jam and BeerFest at Kroger's Fest-a-Ville, as well as a $100 gift certificate to Kroger and a grilling package from Kentucky Beef Council.

Recipes can be submitted online at from March 10 to March 24.

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