Friday, February 25, 2011

Taste Testing Omaha Steaks: Great for Low-Carb Dieters + Better and Cheaper Than NYC Supermarket Meats!

By: Anne M. Raso

When you've got a low-carb diet in the works for the new year, one of the biggest indulgences you can get away with is some really tender, juicy meat. Interestingly enough, we have found that ordering through Omaha Steaks has been the easiest and most economical way to do a low-carb diet! With steaks at New York supermarkets like Gristedes' and D'Agostino's being 16 bucks a pound and up, Omaha Steaks actually offer better bang for the buck--plus they delivery directly to your door in those cool, insulated styrofoam boxes. I like to thaw out their meat in my fridge for at least 15 hours before preparing, so that it cooks faster and comes out more tender.

My all-time OS favorite is the classic six ounce Beef Tenderloin (Filet Mignon), which cost $89.99 for eight right now. You can also get a five-ounce size if you want to keep your portions in check or buy these tender filets with bacon wrapped around them (hey, this kind of rich eating works on a low carb diets!). One of the beautiful things about Omaha Steaks is that everything is in a precut exact portion size, so you know exactly how much you are eating. This is a real blessing for dieters who don't want to weigh and measure all the time. Their Ultimate Chicken Burgers (sometimes priced as low as $17.99 for eight four-ounce burgers in a box when they're "Today's Featured Item" but usually go for $49.00) and Chicken Breasts (four 4-ounce portions for $23.99) are pre-portioned into plastic packages that you just peel back and let stay in the freezer for six months to a year without getting any freezer burn. (Now, that's much better than packing up and freezing meat yourself!)
We have to say that the Ultimate Chicken Burgers are the tastiest chicken burgers we have ever had--they are very moist and only 160 calories! We like them even better than the Omaha Chicken Breasts, honestly, plus they out-taste any TURKEY burger we have ever had. The Pork Tenderloins are also fabulously tender and versatile--this is a super lean cut of pork that cooks in about five minutes (we used a cast iron pan with a high flame, BTW) and clocks in at only 200 calories. A package of four nine-ounce Pork Tenderloins are going for only $29.99 as we go to press and serve eight people.
Omaha Steaks also carries pre-marinated meats, seafood (their Breaded Coconut Shrimp is a big family favorite at $24.99 for two pounds) and sides (including Stuffed Baked Potatoes at eight 5.75-ounce portions for only $11.99 on sale). Dessert-wise, a pre-cut slice from their 10-inch Cheesecake Sampler clocks in at around 450 calories each and we admit--much to our nutritionist's chagrin--that we have replaced meals with these! A 10-inch cheesecake is currently on special for $29.99 and has four slices each of four cheesecake styles (Strawberry, Traditional New York, Marble and Almond).
The best OS deals could be had by online by ordering combo packs which often are as much as 70 per cent off--and then when you spend at least fifty dollars, they will through on bonuses like eight Steak Burgers for $9.99. For my money, I think Omaha Steaks blows shopping for meat at any of the New York supermarkets (or even Dean & DeLuca or Citarella's, both considered the city's ultimate gourmet food stores) out of the water...and into the marinade!
Ou current favorite Omaha Steaks combo pack, BTW, is the American Celebration which includes four 5-ounce Filet Mignons, four 5-ounce Top Sirloins, four 5-ounce Boneless Pork Chops, two 4.5-ounce Stuffed Sole With Scallops & Crabmeat, four Omaha Steakburgers, eight Gourmet Franks and a 10-count package of Potatoes Au Gratin. This combo is usually $229 when purchased "a la carte," but on the OS site, it costs only $59.99. Check out www.omahasteaks.com for many combo deals such as this one!

***Giveaway***
Congrats #85 - Yuan! 

Omaha Steaks wants to give one of my lucky readers a $100 gift card to use on OmahaSteaks.com.
There are THREE ways to enter 
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me your favorite way to cook steak? (Mine is medium rare - love to see a little blood!). Also please include your email address so I can contact you if you win!
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)

Contest ends Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night! 

Disclosure: Omaha Steaks is providing the gift card for this giveaway


[Photos Courtesy: Omaha Steaks]

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Megan said...

medium-rare! yum :)

KPort207 said...

My favorite way to cook a steak is medium.

kport207 at gmail dot com

Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

I love steak! I usually order medium - either a filet or good NY strip.

Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

I follow on Twitter.

Carol Harrity said...

I am a huge fan of Omaha Steaks-they are the very best. I love to cook the bacon wrapped filets under the broiler. I get hungry just thinking about them.

Kelly said...

I like mine medium well. No blood for me thanks.
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Kelly said...

I follow u on twitter ktk502 ktk403 at gmail dot com

mverno said...

on the barbarque wilh plenty of sauce cooked till its done not well done just done
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Tiffany said...

definitely medium rare is the only way to go

mckenziesmother@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I just started the Atkins diet and agree that Omaha Steaks makes it easy. I like my steaks medium-rare!

ROSANNE

Stephanie said...

well done - don't like to see red. 8)
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Anonymous said...

Oops! Just posted a comment but forgot to leave my e-mail address:

rosannechristopher225@comcast.net

Jolene said...

well done

mar said...

My favorite way to cook steak is on the grill. I love my steaks medium - well!

LWons@HotMail.com

Megan Johnson said...

i prefer a TUNA steak, which i love almost blackened!

Megan Johnson said...

I retweeted too! RT @FinanceFoodie1 Win $1OO bux of steak and seafood from @omahasteaks http://bit.ly/gGWH0k #giveaway

Ben Bell said...

MEDIUM!!!!

Amber said...

I love my steak medium rare as well!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow you on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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coliebear said...

I like my steak cooked medium.
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Kitty said...

I like my steak medium rare, done under the broiler.

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PAIGE said...

Medium Rare please.
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peg42 said...

I like medium well.
Thanks so much.
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peg42 said...

I'm a twitter follower (peg42)
Thanks again
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Mysharona said...

I'm a medium rare type myself.

peg42 said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/peg42/status/41225079966806016
Thanks
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5webs said...

I like it medium-well, and I like sauteed mushrooms and onions on top...
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

mkjmc said...

MINe has bot to be well done~ NO blood please~
kathypersons@yahoo.com

mkjmc said...

http://twitter.com/#!/mkjmc/status/41242790406918145 tweeted

mkjmc said...

Following on twitter @mkjmc

Anonymous said...

I love my steak medium :) marlo.atchison@yahoo.com

abfantom said...

I like my steaks medium to medium rare. I'm not real picky

abfantom at yahoo dot com

BowieTip said...

I like a medium rare Porterhouse...

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melsywsou said...

Medium rare as well. It's so juicy that way.

minihorsegal said...

I like my steak medium well-done. Just slightly pink.

GANDORF57 said...

Medium well!

Katy said...

Hey Athena! Following you on Twitter & I just saw this. I just finished up a WHOLE YEAR of being a VEGETARIAN! So I'm ready for some meat! :) My email address is katyrawson@gmail.com. I'll retweet your post :) Hope all is well!

nape said...

I love my steak broiled, medium rare, seasoned with garlic salt.

Thanks for a great giveaway!

(email in profile)

nape said...

Tweeted!
http://twitter.com/Ida_Sessions/status/41289328739106816

Rebecca Graham said...

I like mine medium rare.

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Rebecca Graham said...

Follow you on Twitter; rhoneygee

Deb F. said...

I like mine medium well.

debrich6 @ centurytel dot net

Nancy said...

I'm also a medium rare gal!
madprofnancy@gmail.com

Nancy said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/?status=%52%65%61%64%69%6E%67%3A%68%74%74%70%3A%2F%2F%77%77%77%2E%66%69%6E%61%6E%63%65%66%6F%6F%64%69%65%2E%63%6F%6D%2F%32%30%31%31%2F%30%32%2F%74%61%73%74%65%2D%74%65%73%74%69%6E%67%2D%6F%6D%61%68%61%2D%73%74%65%61%6B%73%2D%67%72%65%61%74%2D%66%6F%72%2E%68%74%6D%6C#!/MadProfNancy/status/41313056042659840
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Nancy said...

I follow on Twitter as @madprofnancy
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Scott said...

Mine is medium rare - love to see a little blood.

Scott Martin
spmartin122@gmail.com

slb3334 said...

I like medium rare on the grill.

slb3334@gmail.com

dlhaley said...

I like mine BBQ, medium well.YUM!

dlhaley{AT}hotmail{DOT}com

makeetis said...

I like my steaks well done.
brewerchickey78@yahoo.com

makeetis said...

I am following you on twitter with my twitter name @makeetis
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Simone said...

medium!

Simone said...

i follow you on twitter, @financefoodie1 !

Simone said...

tweeting this fab giveaway as we speak!

Molomatic said...

I like my steak medium, thank you!

molomatic at gmail dot com

Molomatic said...

I follow you on Twitter @molomatic, thanks!!

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Molomatic said...

I also tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/Molomatic/status/41339627319214080

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mistee said...

Well done for me.

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mistee said...

I follow on Twitter @misteedawnw

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mistee said...

Tweeted : http://twitter.com/#!/misteedawnw/status/41342639618002944

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Ken said...

Medium-rare for good quality meats (such as Omaha Steaks!)

freddie said...

I like my steak medium with a little pink on the inside. dwelchert@yahoo.com

freddie said...

I follow you on Twitter/flipper211 dwelchert@yahoo.com

freddie said...

I tweeted giveaway. http://twitter.com/#!/flipper211/status/41384847654141952 dwelchert@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

I like it cooked medium
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kakihara said...

medium rare please
kakihararocks@gmail.com

crystletellerday said...

on the grill mediem rare crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Free said...

I like my steak well-done, with steak sauce, and a glass of red wine.

skkorman said...

I like my steak medium well!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

sweepmom said...

I like mine well done.

Anonymous said...

On The Grill and cooked to the point that the red is gone

lestergg@embarqmail.com

marcia goss said...

I like my steak medium-well.
marcia.goss@gmail.com

marcia goss said...

I follow you on Twitter @mgoss123.
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marcia goss said...

Tweet.
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sue14625 said...

I like mine Medium

Holly said...

give me a good medium rare steak any time!

Laurah said...

My favorite way to cook steak is also medium rare, preferably on the grill

Yuan345@hotmail.com said...

Medium all the way!

carol said...

I love my meat rare....

kakihara said...

following you on twitter as darcybel
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kakihara said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/darcybel/status/41524687246852096

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kdkdkd said...

I like it medium
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kdkdkd said...

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kdkdkd said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/kdkdkd/status/41526618224726016
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mlswin@triad.rr.com said...

Medium - love that hot pink center

Linda said...

I like to cook my steaks well done!
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Deedles said...

I love my steaks well done.
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Peace Love and Pets said...

Medium-well for me, I like a tiny bit of pink, no blood

Peace Love and Pets said...

I follow on Twitter (@eyzofblu63)

Peace Love and Pets said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/eyzofblu63/status/41543843027484672

Cweller75 said...

I like to have my steak well done.
cweller75@gmail.com

googy said...

Filet mignon-medium
NY Strip-medium
Ribeye-medium well

Cweller75 said...

I like to have my steak well done.
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Cweller75 said...

I follow finance foodie via twitter.
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Lim said...

I'm a medium, and I prefer over a wood fire.

Cweller75 said...

I tweeted this give away.
@cweller75
cweller75@gmail.com
http://twitter.com/cweller75/status/41544616087912448

buzzd said...

Medium well is my fav

Laura C said...

I like mine well done.
pcollins@viscom.net

cjbstar said...

I also like medium rare - I love steak.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Cindy said...

I like my Steak cooked medium!
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Cindy said...

I follow you on Twitter. @Dove056
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Cindy said...

Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/Dove056/status/41575687483703296
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llinda29 said...

med on the grill

Sharon Harmon said...

I prefer medium well done! Just a smatter of red in the middle! ;)
Clownscrytoo@gmail.com

Barry41076 said...

I love my steak at any way.

Deb said...

Just like you I like a little blood. Medium rare is my favorite too.

Anonymous said...

I like to have my steaks rare---if I do them on the grill I nice sear on the outside and really red in the middle.

suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

crystalf said...

I like my steaks medium well. yummy! thank you!

Desmond said...

Medium, and topped with bleu cheese

dwarzel at hotmail.com

Julie D. said...

I like my steak medium rare!
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Julie D. said...

I'm following you on Twitter @giveawaysetc
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ranya112 said...

Medium rare!
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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I like my steaks grilled over a charcoal fire to medium doneness. Thanks!

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kayte71 said...

Medium- medium rare if it's on the grill!
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Anonymous said...

medium rare grilled on charcoal.

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BethElderton said...

I like my steak well done--no pink!
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

BethElderton said...

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Kia89 said...

I like my steak well done.
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sksweeps said...

I like my steak broiled, medium rare

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

hity88 said...

I like mine rare to medium-rare.
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hity88 said...

I Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter

hity88 said...

Tweet giveaway
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hiann88 said...

I like my steaks medium done.
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hiann88 said...

I Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter

hiann88 said...

Tweet
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smilekisses said...

We all like our steaks well done.
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clc408 said...

I like mine medium rare.

clc408 said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/clc408/status/41833414969667584

Homero Gutierrez said...

I have a slight fear of undercooked meat so its always well done for me.

empire90 at hotmail dot com

cecilia said...

Medium-rare is defintely the way to go!

Pat said...

I like mine well done.
pkildow at gmail dot com

Giant Sis said...

I prefer medium!
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Giant Sis said...

Twitter follower (giantsis)
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elizabeth p said...

I love mine grilled medium rare with onions and mushrooms topped with a great burbon steak sauce my honey makes. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

wildcat32 said...

I eat my steaks my medium rare.

monster6236 at gmail dot com

ckfrrt said...

well done, no blood, no pink, on the grill with some applewood chips YUM!
carolkfoster at comcast dot net

agatewood1 said...

I like mine medium :)
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agatewood1 said...

I follow you on twitter @shuggysmommy
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agatewood1 said...

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Tina said...

I have only had steak once, it was medium rare and I LOVED it!

sarah said...

i like medium well

Holly said...

2/27 tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/winholly/status/41994186911784960

Michele said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I love steak on the grill medium well done.

As for venison, I love tenderized venison steak marinated in dales and mustard and then grilled.
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Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

What a great giveaway! I like my steaks cooked a perfect medium!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I also follow you on Twitter - @funfearlessbean

Nicole C. said...

I also like mine medium rare.

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

nhmoose99 said...

I love my steak medium well on the grill.

nhmoose99 at yahoo dot com

ky2here said...

Marinaded, grilled medium rare and on my plate.

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ky2here said...

Twitter follower ky2here1.

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ky2here said...

Twitter follower ky2here1.

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ky2here said...

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amp said...

I like mine strictly at medium. Like to see pink in the middle.

apoalillo AT HotMail (dot ) com

Diane said...

Medium Well on the grill!

Diane said...

Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter im @dwalline

Derk Thomas said...

Cooked medium on the grill.

Rosalie Y said...

Definitely medium rare... gotta be pink inside :)

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Christi said...

I love my steaks medium well

Christi said...

I follow you on twitter. Username is cl2w

hale2005 said...

I like mine steak medium.

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hale2005 said...

Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter
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hale2005 said...

tweet

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fozzy331 said...

Medium well. Thanks for the giveaway.
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terri142 said...

My favorite way to cook steak is also Medium Rare.

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terri142 said...

I follow you on twitter.(terri142)

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terri142 said...

I retweeted

https://twitter.com/#!/terri142/status/42199145393569792

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Dee said...

Medium is the way to go!

April said...

Has to be well done for me!

teenytig@sbcglobal.net

Mike said...

Medium rare cooked out on the grill. YUM! mike.karr at gmail.com

Erica C. said...

My steak has to be well done...I hate pink!

Tarah said...

I'm a medium rare girl myself

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

Jenn S. said...

My favorite way to cook steaks is medium well.

jas8929 at gmail dot com

Jenn S. said...

Following you on twitter: jashelep

jas8929 at gmail dot com

Lynda Del. said...

I usually like to have it cooked medium to well done.
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Lynda Del. said...

I follow you on twitter. ID: Lyndadawinda
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Lynda Del. said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/lyndadawinda/status/42250997938126849
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Allie (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

I also love my steaks medium rare!

wardrobeoxygen at gmail.com

Karin said...

Well done

karin56381 (at) gmail.com

bukaeyes said...

I like Medium Rare!
On the Grill!
bukaeyes@aol.com

bukaeyes said...

I follow on Twitter @bukaeyes
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wheelerclan said...

I like my steak medium-well. With krauterbutter on the side, if you don't mind. :)

vmkids said...

I like mine well done. No blood for me

Lissa said...

I love my steaks medium-rare!

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Rachel said...

medium

BusyWorkingMama said...

Medium well for me. I can't stand the red juices. Thanks for the chance! aleksa91 hotmail com

Aisling said...

Medium-rare is the best. Strangely, I have a husband and son who want their steak done medium-well. ;-( mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

Anonymous said...

I like it well done...no blood for me please as I'll leave the blood to the vampires! :)

mckelly74(at)gmail(dot)com

Courtney said...

I love mine medium well!

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denyse said...

Medium for me!

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denyse said...

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denyse said...

Tweet:
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Christina Hidek said...

I actually don't eat red meat at all, but hubby likes his medium rare.

Nancy said...

I'm a medium-rare lover too!

nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

Rachel said...

I love to grill my steak - flatiron is my favorite, with just a little pink in the middle.

racheliznewman(at)gmail(dot)com

jlafount said...

Well done in a skillet on the stove

Anonymous said...

I like my steak well done. Saute it with lots of onions and I am a happy girl.

sylvieanddudes@yahoo.com

Beverly said...

I like my steak well, well, well done.

littlebevi@aol.com

mogrill said...

Mine is also medium rare.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

shiloh said...

Medium rare, warmed but very red.

spiersrp at gmail dot com

Nad said...

Medium rare is the only way to go!

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Nad said...

I follow you on twitter @nadicherie

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Debbie C said...

I like my steak a good medium, hot pink center, still juicy.

dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

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