Belton: Food truck owner wins national recipe competition

The owner of a new Belton restaurant won a recipe contest put on by General Mills Food Services, with an empanada recipe. (Photo by Megan Vanselow)
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BELTON, Texas (KWTX) The owner of a new Belton restaurant won a recipe contest put on by General Mills Food Services, with an empanada recipe.

Brooke May is the owner of Hecho en Queso food truck, and La Luncheonette Craft Food Shop in Belton.

She submitted a recipe using General Mills products and was one of ten regional finalists in the country.

Her winning black bean- and corn-filled empanada recipe landed her a check for $5,000, as well as an additional $1,000 for a local charity of her choice.

May chose Foster Love Bell County to receive the contribution.

“We’ve built this relationship and so I chose them as my charity they are just right down the road maybe a couple of blocks down the road so I was excited to share it with them and still be in the neighborhood,” May said.

Executive Director of Foster Love Bell County, Candace Cartwright, said, “People always ask about our funding and its all community driven we don't get state funding or anything like that and so this these kinds of partnerships mean the world to us.”

May held an event at La Luncheonette Tuesday for the check presentations.

She is also in the running for the Grand Prize Recipe for which she could receive a total of $10,000 and $2,000 for charity.

The winner will be announced later this month.