What’s the secret to a good steak? We’d like to know, so we’re putting the question to you. Tell us the secret to a good steak and you could win a $100 gift certificate to Omaha Steaks, plus a beef cookbook and apron, courtesy of the Beef Checkoff.

The Beef Checkoff asked us very nicely to list a whole bunch of reasons why beef is great, but we think that would just be preaching to the choir.  So let’s just all agree that beef is great, we should all eat a bunch of it on the 4th of July and if you want to know more about America’s favorite red meat you can go here.

The fine print
While the giveaway is an equal opportunity for all consumers, entries are only be open to those who live in the U.S. Employees of the Beef Checkoff and any subcontractors are not eligible to win. Beef producers are not eligible to win.

How to win
Log in and leave your steak secret in the comment section below. The winner will be selected by a Made Man editor. Entries due Monday, July 4 at 4 pm PT. Good luck!

Made Man 2011 BBQ Package
Looking for 4th of July BBQ ideas and tips? We’ve got them. From top chefs talking about the weird things they’ve barbecued to smoked cocktails to BBQ wine pairings. Check out our package of stories below.

Chris Lilly’s BBQ Tips


Things You Didn’t Know You Could BBQ

How to Make Smoked Ice

BBQ Lemonade Recipe

Video: How to Pair Wine with BBQ


State of the BBQ 2011