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Who makes the best burger? What is the ultimate chili recipe? Find out on Cooking Channel’s new show The Perfect 3. We reached into our archives to find the best variations on recipes in 13 categories: cookies, brownies, pies, burgers, tacos, sandwiches, pancakes, salads, hot and spicy chili, cakes, potatoes, chicken and exotic dishes.

From Kelsey’s perfect roast chicken to Emeril’s kicked-up tuna melt, tune in for the top recipes from favorite Cooking Channel chefs. And, as an added bonus, we reached out to our fans for their take on each category. Find out who won!

From a brisket sandwich with a secret ingredient to cookies that inspire marriage proposals, you’re sure to find a new favorite.

Brownies Winner: Teresa Ralston

Brownie Recipe Winner

We couldn’t resist Teresa Ralston’s recipe for dark chocolate brownies. A little espresso added to the batter gives them a kick, but it’s the rich frosting on top that makes them irresistible.

Get Her Recipe For Dark Chocolate Espresso Kissed Brownies

Runner-Up Recipes

Dark Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Burgers Winner: Nate Bedford

Nathaniel Bedford

From the homemade BBQ sauce to the addition of coriander in the beef (not to mention the bacon and Thousand Island dressing), Nate Bedford’s burger recipe is loaded with flavor. We had to declare it the best!

Get Nate’s Bacon Burger Recipe

Runner-Up Recipes

Nate's Bacon Burger Recipe

Cakes Winner: Sara A. Hodgson

Cake Recipe Winner

Sara based her winning cake recipe off of a childhood favorite, chocolate-covered bananas. Banana cake is studded with chocolate chips, layered with a chocolate hazelnut spread, and then topped off with whipped cream cheese frosting. Heavenly!

Get Her Recipe for Monkey Tail Banana Cake

Runner-Up Recipes

Monkey Tail Banana Cake

Chicken Winner: Tracy Shipman

Winning Chicken Recipe

Tracy Shipman’s winning enchilada recipe has the perfect amount of heat, and the sauce that goes with is irresistible.

Get Her Recipe for Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas

Runner-Up Recipes

Chicken  Enchilada Recipe

Hot and Spicy Chili Winner: Vanessa Chavez

Winning Chili Recipe

The secret ingredient in Vanessa Chavez’s winning chili recipe? A bottle of beer. While the chili is ready in just over an hour, it tastes like it’s been simmering away all day.

Get Her Recipe For Panhandle Chili

Runner-Up Recipes

Cookies Winner: Melissa Stadler

Winning Cookie Recipe

It’s no joke: Melissa Stadler’s cookies have been known to cause a marriage proposal or two. And it’s no wonder. These cookies feature two types of chocolate chips, plus oatmeal and just a hint of cinnamon in the dough.

Get the Recipe For “I Want to Marry You” Cookies

Runner-Up Recipes

Cookies Recipe

Exotic Dishes: Christa Haggai

Winning Exotic Dish Recipe

We were won over by Christa Haggai’s authentic recipe for Lebanese stuffed grape leaves. Give them a try yourself; they’re perfect for a small plates party.

Get Her Recipe For Lebanese Grape Leaves

Runner-Up Recipes

Stuffed Grape Leaves Recipe

Pancakes Winner: Lauren Beth Walker

Winning Pancakes Recipe

Jalapenos add heat to Lauren Beth Walker’s winning corn cake recipe. Serve in pancake form for breakfast, or cook the batter in a skillet for a dinnertime side.

Get Her Recipe For Ranchero Corn Cakes

Runner-Up Recipes

Pancakes Recipe

Pies Winner: Lorie Roach

Winning Pies Recipe

Coconut lovers will go crazy for Lorie Roach’s winning pie recipe: It features coconut flavor four ways.

Lorie’s Ultimate Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

Runner-Up Recipes

Pie Recipe

Potatoes Winner: Joanne Maurer Ozug

Winning Potatoes Recipe

Caramelized leeks and bacon give Joanne Maurer Ozug’s winning recipe for stuffed puff pastry layers of flavor.

Potato, Caramelized Leek, and Bacon-Stuffed Puff Pastry

Runner-Up Recipes

Stuffed Puff Pastry Recipe

Salads Winner: Laura A. Lufkin

Winning Salads Recipe

Laura Lufkin’s vinaigrette recipe does double duty in her winning salad: It marinates the pork and serves as the salad dressing.

Herb Marinated Pork Tenderloin Salad

Runner-Up Recipes

Salad Recipe

Sandwich Winner: Candy Kosow Gold

Winning Salads Recipe

The secret to Candy Gold’s sandwich is the addition of gingersnaps while cooking the brisket. The cookies help thicken the sauce and add a touch of sweetness to the final dish.

Get Her Recipe For Beef Brisket Bonanza Sandwich

Runner-Up Recipes

Beef Brisket Sandwich

Tacos Winner: Dawn Richards

Winning Tacos Recipe

Dawn Richards pairs her recipe for grilled steak tacos with a chipotle cream and chimichurri. All that’s missing is an ice cold margarita.

Get Her Recipe for Grilled Steak Tacos

Runner-Up Recipes

Grilled Steak Taco Recipe

Tune into the The Perfect 3 Saturdays at 4 p.m. ET. First up, find out who makes the perfect cake.

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Comments (4386)

  1. Lorie Cook Roach posted 07/18/2011

    So glad I could be a part of this. All the recipes look wonderful. The Cooking Channel staff treated me like royalty and I had a blast filming with Kelsey. She is so friendly and down to earth, and I love watching her cook. I look forward to seeing all the videos. Thanks Cooking Channel!

  2. Tracy Harris Shipman posted 07/18/2011

    I too feel like Lorie! Kelsey & the staff were so wonderful, warm & welcoming. What an experience! New York is such a beautiful state, this So Cal gal felt right at home!
    All of these dishes look amazing!! I can't wait to give them a spin!

  3. laurielufkin posted 07/18/2011

    Thank you Kelsey and Cooking Channel! It was an amazing experience and I am so proud to have been part of it!

  4. Dawn Richards posted 07/18/2011

    It was such a wonderful experience! The entire CookingChannel team was great and took great care to ensure that my experience was memorable from start to finish. I loved meeting the team and filming with Kelsey. She was truly kind–and fun-loving! I'm looking forward to the series and to watching everyone's webisodes! This was a true honor!

  5. Teri Ralston posted 07/18/2011

    Yea! Such a memorable time in the Big Apple! So exciting to spend time with adorable and sweet Kelsey Nixon, the production crew and to be a part of this new series! I can't wait to watch the shows and webisodes, in addition to trying some fabulous new recipes! Thank you so much to everyone involved for making this an experience of a lifetime!

  6. fifteenspatulas posted 07/18/2011

    YAY!!! I'm so happy this has finally been announced! It was such a wonderful experience, thank you!!!

  7. Candy Gold posted 07/18/2011

    Ditto, Ditto, Ditto…..!!!!!
    This was such a fabulous experience. The level of professionalism among the staff and Kelsey's authentic personality and kindness to her guests made this very memorable. (Loved that Kelsey suggested going to the Big Apple BBQ—which I did—and it was terrific, and that I talked Broadway with the crew in between takes) I think there should be a Perfect 3 reunion. That way…everyone would get to taste everyone else's wonderful recipes!!! I want to try them all. Cheers!!!!

  8. Sally Smith posted 07/21/2011

    Wao! yummy dish. my all friends like it. even when we think to throw a party, we simply go to jim's home . His mother make it for us from chili and spicy dishes .

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  10. Stom Repta posted 08/21/2011

    Wow! how spicy it is! After reading your blog now i just want to try it as soon as possible. love to have your chili .

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