Smithfield Serves Up 30-Minute Meals With “Real Flavor, Real Fast” Contest and Recipe Inspiration Center

SMITHFIELD, Va., March 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Smithfield is helping busy families across the country answer the age-old question “What’s for dinner?” with the launch of – a time-saving tip contest, sweepstakes, and ultimate destination for quick and easy recipe inspiration. At-home cooks can submit their favorite tips on how to get dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less using Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork, and fans can vote on their favorite tips. In addition to the contest, consumers can visit the recipe inspiration center for Marinated Fresh Pork meals perfect for any night, as well as wine pairings to complete their favorite Smithfield dishes.

The ultimate grand prize winner will receive a three-day/two-night Wine Country experience for two to Napa Valley, Calif. including roundtrip airfare, premium hotel accommodations, VIP tours and tastings at two premium wineries, and more. Fans can also vote on their favorite tips and tricks to win a $25 Visa gift card or hundreds of other great sweepstakes prizes.

“We know that families are looking for quick and easy meal solutions that deliver fresh, great-tasting flavor,” said Emily Detwiler, director of fresh pork marketing for Smithfield Foods. “With our collection of Marinated Fresh Pork cuts, the prep work is done for you so you can enjoy a wholesome, delicious meal any night of the week. We’re excited to see what other time-saving tips our fans come up with to reinvent their typical weeknight meals in a matter of minutes.”

Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is slow-marinated and perfectly seasoned in a variety of delicious, fresh flavors including Roasted Garlic & Herb, Slow Smoked Mesquite, Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper, Sweet Teriyaki, and Applewood Smoked Bacon. Made from 100 percent fresh pork with no artificial ingredients, Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is available in a variety of fresh cuts including loin filets, sirloins, tenderloins, roasts, and dry-rubbed ribs. Simply grill, roast, sauté or slow-cook for real flavor, real fast meals any night of the week.

How to Enter the Smithfield Real Flavor, Real Fast Contest
In 150 words or less, submit your tip on how you get dinner ready in 30 minutes or less using Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork on during each of the three contest windows:

  • Spring Warm Up
    – Entry Period: March 16 – April 30
    – Voting Period: May 1 – May 27
  • Summer Grilling
    – Entry Period: June 1 – July 31
    – Voting Period: August 1 – August 27
  • Back to Routine
    – Entry Period: September 1 – October 31
    – Voting Period: November 1 – November 24

For official contest rules and for 30 minutes or less recipe inspiration, visit

About Smithfield
A leading provider of high-quality pork products, Smithfield was founded in 1936 in Smithfield, Virginia, establishing the town as the “Ham Capital of the World.” From hand-trimmed bacon and slow-smoked holiday hams to marinated tenderloins, Smithfield brings artistry, authenticity and a commitment to heritage, flavor, and handcrafted excellence to everything it produces. With a vast product portfolio including smoked meats, hams, bacon, sausage, ribs, and a wide variety of fresh pork cuts, the company services retail, foodservice, and deli channels across the United States and 30 countries abroad. All of Smithfield’s products meet the highest quality and safety standards in the industry. To learn more about how Flavor Hails from Smithfield, please visit,, and Smithfield is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $14 billion global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, John Morrell®, Cook’s®, Kretschmar®, Gwaltney®, Curly’s®, Margherita®, Carando®, Healthy Ones®, Krakus®, Morliny®, and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit

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