2019 Dion’s Recipe Contest

Following a competitive and full-flavored taste-testing event rivaling the intensity of Shark Tank and Top Chef, the winning recipes of the 2019 Dion’s Recipe Contest have been announced.

The recipes, which include at least one Dion’s ingredient, were selected and scored based on taste, visual appeal, creativity, and crowd appeal.

On Thursday afternoon, nine finalists in the metro categories presented their prepared recipes to the star-studded panel of taste-testing judges, which included Dion’s CEO Mark Herman, 100.3 The Peak host Jackie James, New Mexico United Forward Devon Sandoval, and KOB Meteorologist Steve Stucker.

Full Recipes - 2019 Recipe Contest Winners & Finalists

The winning recipes are:

General – Albuquerque & surrounding area

Winner: Spicy Honey Drizzle Jalapeno Popper Pizza Rolls, Brian Castillo, Albuquerque, N.M.

Finalist: Ranch Dressing & Lemonade Donuts, Sabrina Slauson, Albuquerque, N.M.

Finalist: Steve Casey, New Mexico Green Chile Lasagna, Albuquerque, N.M.

Finalist: Green Chile Pepperoni Mac & Cheese Bites, Keith Windham, Albuquerque, N.M.

General – Outside Albuquerque

Winner: Horchata Bread Pudding with Horchata Brown Sugar Sauce, Rachel Clark, Centenniel, CO

Finalist: Wild Mushroom, Watercress & Blue Cheese Tart, Lesli Carrera, Roswell, N.M.

Finalist: Tropical Macadamia Crumble, Amanda Wingard, Las Cruces, N.M.

Youth – 18 & under

Winner: Trinity Domonkos, Trinity’s Mini Apple Pies

Winner: Bianca Quiñonez, Captivating Taco Calzone

Winner: Peyton Williams, Oatmeal Cookie Granola Bites

Employee – Current Dion’s employee

Winner: Lemonade Braid, Cheyenne Burton

Finalist: Enchilada Pizza, Alyssa Sookov

Finalist: Green Chile Ravioli with Creamy Poblano Sauce, Walker Monaghan

Winners in the non-employee categories took home “Dion’s for a Year” with each finalist earning a $50 gift card. Overall, the contest generated 90 entries.