Announcing the Winner of Our Most Innovative Recipe Contest

Our home cooks didn't make this decision easy! Find out which recipe won our 2022 race.

This summer, we asked our readers to send us their most creative and innovative–not to mention delicious—recipes. Our creative community sent us so many delicious options. From our selection of finalists, our readers and Test Kitchen agreed on their favorite: Bonnie Geavaras-Bootz’s Banh Mi Baby Back Ribs.

All About the Winning Recipe

Toh Most Innovative Recipe Of The Year WinnerTMB Studio, Courtesy Bonnie Geavaras-Bootz

Bonnie explains that her family loves ribs and banh mi (an iconic Vietnamese sandwich), so for her, it was only natural to put the two together.

Like all the best baby back ribs, these are cooked low and slow. Bonnie cooks hers in a roasting pan at 325ºF for at least two hours until they have that fall-off-the-bone quality we all look for in ribs.

The result is tender ribs layered with flavors of garlic, citrus and soy. But Bonnie doesn’t stop there. She suggests topping the ribs with traditional banh mi garnishes including roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, daikon radish, jalapeno and fresh cilantro.

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Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. Lisa is also dedicated to finding and testing the best ingredients, kitchen gear and home products for our Test Kitchen-Preferred program. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.