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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Debbie C said...

Tweeted
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Erin said...

Nothing beats a good medium rare steak with sauteed mushrooms and onions... mmm...

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Erin said...

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tyson2468 said...

I'm a big steak fan and I like mine cooked medium well. yum! :)
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ferriz said...

I like mine just between medium and medium well. all depends on the cut though.

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ferriz said...

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Kitty Cardero said...

My favorite way to cook steak is medium rare with garlic butter.

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Jen H said...

I have to have mine cooked through. Well done! With a wonderful flavorful rub! Can't go wrong with garlic!!

Holly said...

3/1 tweet

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wgbc1446 said...

My favorite is medium rare with plenty of garlic, sea salt and horseradish sauce to dip it in! wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anne said...

I like my steak grilled medium.

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Anne said...

I follow on twitter, lunaj1456
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Anne said...

I tweeted
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OlyveOyl said...

I prefer to have my meat cooked medium to medium-well. The reason is that I want to enjoy my steak and not have it "mooing" at me when on my plate - lol.

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I always cook or order my steaks well-done!

rsbryswrrl said...

I like my steaks medium-well.

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cennywenny said...

I like mine medium rare too, thought I always seem to overcook my steaks! We actually buy half a cow from some people we know every year but I'm terrified to cook the filet mignon for fear I'll ruin it.

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cennywenny said...

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karenb834 said...

My favorite way to cook my steak is well done. Thanks for the giveaway

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karenb834 said...

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Barbara said...

I like my steaks medium.

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Becca Ann said...

I love them Medium rare

Joy said...

I also like medium rare. I don't like it tough and dry.
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Anonymous said...

My favorite way to cook steak is medium--pink but no blood

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kat said...

Medium Rare...Absolutely!

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amy16323 said...

medium rare
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Mir said...

Make mine medium please. And thank you for the giveaway!

Big Mikey said...

Marninated in hot pepper paste grilled on the rare side of medium rare. bakanews@hotmail.com

Jeffrey said...

medium over charcoal. bluezebra58@gmail.com

Jennifer Neal said...

Medium well for me!

Miss Spoken said...

Grilled medium

Miss Spoken said...

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McKim said...

I like my steaks done medium-well.
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sjt42075 said...

i like mine grilled medium well
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Nickolay said...

I love a Medium Rare Ribeye cooked over Charcoal!

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Nickolay said...

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Molly K said...

I like my steak done medium :)

Molly K said...

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Molly K said...

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ewhatley said...

I prefer medium, just slightly to the rare side.

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Petteri S said...

I love grilling steak to a juicy, tender medium pink on the inside.

jsc123 said...

I prefer my steaks cooked medium rare or a little less.

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jsc123 said...

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paula michele said...

I personally like it medium rare but the kids will only eat it well done.

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dgtwight said...

medium rare
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dgtwight said...

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Cynthya said...

I like my steak medium, kind of boring I know. Preferably served with sauteed mushrooms--yum.
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Katie said...

I like mine grilled to medium rare perfection..mmmmmmmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

rare
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candy said...

I love my steak medium rare very juicy wilcarvic
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Colengal said...

Grilled medium rare after a balsamic vinegar marinade

Tammy said...

Medium Rare!

lace said...

I like mine medium to medium well

michael said...

just make sure they aren't moving...

Kate said...

Also medium-rare. Gotta be pink and juicy. Yum yum.

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Kathy S said...

I like to cook my steak marinated, then grilled to well done perfection!
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theolotto said...

I grill mine well done.

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I love medium well, thanks!

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amied027 said...

I like my steaks Well Done! No pink for me! Thank you! ard1977@ gmail dot com

amied027 said...

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pauline15 said...

I'm a medium well girl, don't really like to see very much blood!
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pauline15 said...

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Mostly a Mama said...

I like my steak medium well cooked in a cast iron skillet with olive oil and butter
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pridelandmama said...

I like to grill my steaks on the bbq and I like mine medium well.
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Jinxy and Me said...

I like mine well done (and with fried onions on top!)

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Jinxy and Me said...

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NeraCaligula said...

Medium-well for me. I can't stand a plate of blood lol!

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NeraCaligula said...

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mail4rosey said...

My favorite way to cook steak is on the grill; medium-well.

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karenb834 said...

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Anonymous said...

I like grilled NY Steak, spicy seasoning like Montreal Steak seasoning, and I like it well done. No red!!
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intime said...

I like it medium intime@myself.com

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EmmaPeel said...

Well-done, Barbequed

JRG said...

Well done; no pink!

brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...I like my steak cooked well done !

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brianpiero said...

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ladyt64 said...

My favorite way to cook steak is rare.

ladyt64 said...

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Nancy said...

I like mine done medium rare and they have done be done on the grill.

Nancy said...

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Nancy said...

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dddiva said...

I am a medium rare fan as well.

dddiva said...

I follow you on twitter dddiva

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Whitney said...

I prefer my steak medium....just a little pink!

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Julie said...

I like my medium well done-with A1 sauce ;)
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Anonymous said...

I like mine Medium, a little pink inside. Yummy!

shelley said...

I like mine dead! Well done!! Any sign of pink or blood makes me gag!

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Anonymous said...

medium on a charcoal grill yum

dandmrobbins said...

I'm following on twitter.

dandmrobbins said...

I like my steak medium - done but with juice.

Deci said...

I lay around and let my husband BBQ it, medium rare!

Deci said...

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Steph S said...

I like mine medium-well.

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susan1215 said...

I like my steak medium

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mary said...

I like my steak medium to medium well.

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Chisum Crew said...

I like mine medium. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I like my steak well done
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susansmoaks said...

i love my steak well done
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kathy pease said...

i love mine well done with fried onions and mushrooms :)

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Amanda S. said...

Medium rare for me!

ladyvon5845 said...

My taste runs medium rare, more on the med side.

melanie said...

I prefer medium. I love steak! melaniecalcut@gmail.com

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ShesAnAngel said...

My fave way to cook steak is to grill it on my BBQ, and medium rare with seasoning salt or garlic salt, delicious!

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ShesAnAngel said...

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pat jasmin said...

i like omaha beef, good filet minon great desserts etc. i hope i win

melanie said...

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Anonymous said...

I like my steaks medium rare. If they're cooked more than that, all the flavor is gone.
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Nancy said...

I prefer to broil our steaks until they are medium rare.

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barblong said...

My favorite way to cook steak is also medium-rare.

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Diane52 said...

My favorite way is medium brown all way through.
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gnwg said...

I like my Steak cooked medium. It's just done enough but still pretty tender
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Beth said...

Well done!
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Betty C said...

I like my steak medium rare.

Betty C said...

I follow on twitter as willitara.

xoeskie1(at)gmail(dot)com said...

medium rare!

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mitchell said...

Medium-Well, I'm colorblind so I can't tell anyways.

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clynsg said...

I prefer my steaks medium well done.

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cpage2323 said...

i rarely cook a steak but when i do i sear it quickly on the outside and serve it quite pink on the inside to preserve its natural flavor.
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Pamela S said...

I like mine somewhere between medium rare and medium. I like it plenty pink, but do not like to see blood. Unfortunately my husband and son like theirs much more done, so I have to remember to take mine out early! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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rondadoug said...

medium rare :) now I'm hungry!!

Donna said...

I like mine well done.
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Donna said...

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Heather W said...

I like mine well done
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Atreau said...

I prefer medium.

/\Heather/\ said...

I like medium, but my husband is making oooh-ahhhh faces with his medium rare steaks, so maybe I should try that.
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/\Heather/\ said...

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Jennifer said...

I like mine medium well.

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Jennifer said...

I follow on Twitter. (redjen76)

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Sandra K321 said...

I like them medium rare cooked outside on the grill.
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purango said...

I like my steaks cooked medium=well. garrettsambo@aol.com

Barbarawr said...

My father always told me that I make the chef cry. I like it well-done. A little charcoal only adds flavor.

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Anonymous said...

I like my steak (especially prime-rib) medium-rare!! Yum-o!!!

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Anonymous said...

Erin T

Medium

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Suz said...

I like my steak medium rare.

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Anonymous said...

I like my steaks charred on the outside, almost to the point of being black, but juicy pink on the inside.

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