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7th Annual #LardLovers Recipe Contest

Think your recipe has what it takes to win?  Then enter your recipe now — It’s easy!

Just upload your own original recipe that includes lard below. Be sure to include a list of all ingredients, along with a clear photo of your finished dish. Only the best dishes will move on to the next round where our judging panel will taste test, and if your recipe is chosen, you’ll win one of these awesome prizes! Be creative, and have fun!

Note: Only one entry into each category/per person. Photos of entries will be posted below.

LardLovers is now closed. Please come back next year to enter!

LardLovers Recipe Submission Tips

Be sure to include in your recipe the following steps to ensure each items is fully descriptor and supplied with all the necessary steps. See Sample.

Step 1


Include Title of the Recipe

Step 2

Recipe Description

A brief description of the finished product, history, or tradition to pique the readers interest and provide an idea of finished product.

Step 3

Servings or Yield

Servings. Please indicate how much as pieces, cups, or portions

Step 4

Prep Time

Prep Time: The time to cut, slice, portion ingredients before combining to make dish, including cooling or refrigeration before serving.

Step 5

Cooking Time

Time to cook at the stove, bake, fry or grill to prepare components, as well as recipe ingredients.

Step 6


Please use U.S. weights and measurements for each ingredient.

Step 7


Please list the steps to make your creation, include storage for leftovers.

Step 8

Short Essay question

What makes lard special to you? A rich tradition, a fond memory, or a sweet recipe? Share your sweet story, handed down family recipe, or treasured memory cooking with lard.

Recipe tips

~2023 LardLovers Recipe Winners~

Congratulations to the FINAL FOUR WINNERS!


  • 1ST PRIZE: Bourbon Banana Muffins with a Toffee Crumble by Elaine Barbee
  • 2ND PRIZE: Strawberry Snowball Mini-Cakes by Brenda Watts


  • 1ST PRIZE: Pork Meatballs and Scrambled Eggs Sliders Party by Yoshiharu Sogi
  • 2ND PRIZE: Charcuterie Board Between Bread by Sandra Dombek



Recipe Finalists

Thank you to everyone who entered! After almost a month-long showcase of what the venerable animal fat can do in the hands of talented home chefs, the recipe submissions have been narrowed down to eight recipe finalists.



2023 Recipe Submissions


Past Contest Winners 2022

The people again have spoken – in this case, a group of judges skilled in the culinary arts – awarding top prizes to four contestants and their delectable creations, in Coast Packing Company’s Sixth Annual #LardLovers Recipe Contest.

Teresa Cardin
1st Prize: Gluten-Free Triple-Berry Crostatas with Crumb Topping
Sarah Meuser
2nd Prize: Spiced Chocolate Orange Snickerdoodles