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]

375 comments:

  1. medium-rare! yum :)

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  2. My favorite way to cook a steak is medium.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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

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  4. 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.

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  5. I like mine medium well. No blood for me thanks.
    ktk403 at gmail dot com

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  6. I follow u on twitter ktk502 ktk403 at gmail dot com

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  7. on the barbarque wilh plenty of sauce cooked till its done not well done just done
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  8. definitely medium rare is the only way to go

    mckenziesmother@hotmail.com

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

    ROSANNE

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  10. well done - don't like to see red. 8)
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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

    rosannechristopher225@comcast.net

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

    LWons@HotMail.com

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

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

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  15. I love my steak medium rare as well!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I follow you on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I like my steak cooked medium.
    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

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

    maynekitty[at]live[dot]com

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  19. Medium Rare please.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  20. I like medium well.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  21. I'm a twitter follower (peg42)
    Thanks again
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  22. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/peg42/status/41225079966806016
    Thanks
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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

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

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

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

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  28. I like a medium rare Porterhouse...

    xxbowietipxx@gmail.com

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

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

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  31. 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!

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

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    (email in profile)

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

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  34. I like mine medium rare.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  35. Follow you on Twitter; rhoneygee

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  36. I like mine medium well.

    debrich6 @ centurytel dot net

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

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  38. 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
    madprofnancy@gmail.com

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  39. I follow on Twitter as @madprofnancy
    madprofnancy@gmail.com

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

    Scott Martin
    spmartin122@gmail.com

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  41. I like medium rare on the grill.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  42. I like mine BBQ, medium well.YUM!

    dlhaley{AT}hotmail{DOT}com

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

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  44. I am following you on twitter with my twitter name @makeetis
    brewerchickey78@yahoo.com

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  45. i follow you on twitter, @financefoodie1 !

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  46. tweeting this fab giveaway as we speak!

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  47. I like my steak medium, thank you!

    molomatic at gmail dot com

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  48. I follow you on Twitter @molomatic, thanks!!

    molomatic at gmail dot com

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  49. I also tweeted!

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

    molomatic at gmail dot com

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  50. Well done for me.

    misteedawnw at aol dot com

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  51. I follow on Twitter @misteedawnw

    misteedawnw at aol dot

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

    misteedawnw at aol dot com

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

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

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

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

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  57. I like it cooked medium
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  58. medium rare please
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  59. on the grill mediem rare crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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

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  61. I like my steak medium well!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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

    lestergg@embarqmail.com

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

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  64. I follow you on Twitter @mgoss123.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  65. Tweet.
    http://twitter.com/#!/mgoss123/status/41479117056643072
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  66. give me a good medium rare steak any time!

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

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  68. Yuan345@hotmail.comFebruary 26, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Medium all the way!

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  69. following you on twitter as darcybel
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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

    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  71. I like it medium
    kdkdcats at yahoo dot com

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  72. follow on twitter @kdkdkd
    kdkdcats at yahoo dot com

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  73. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/kdkdkd/status/41526618224726016
    kdkdcats at yahoo dot com

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  74. Medium - love that hot pink center

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  75. I like to cook my steaks well done!
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

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  76. I love my steaks well done.
    djeanq(at)gmail(dot)com

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

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  78. I follow on Twitter (@eyzofblu63)

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

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

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

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

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  83. I follow finance foodie via twitter.
    cweller75@gmail.com

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

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

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  86. I like mine well done.
    pcollins@viscom.net

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

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  88. I like my Steak cooked medium!
    Dove056 at aol dot com

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  89. I follow you on Twitter. @Dove056
    Dove056 at aol dot com

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  90. Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/Dove056/status/41575687483703296
    Dove056 at aol dot com

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

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

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  93. 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

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

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  95. Medium, and topped with bleu cheese

    dwarzel at hotmail.com

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  96. I like my steak medium rare!
    luckyjd2k at gmail dot com

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  97. I'm following you on Twitter @giveawaysetc
    luckyjd2k at gmail dot com

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  98. Medium rare!
    iridia718 at gmail dot com

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

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

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  100. Medium- medium rare if it's on the grill!
    kaytewatts AT aol DOT com

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  101. medium rare grilled on charcoal.

    gandolina(atsign)hotmail(dot)com

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

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  103. I joined Finance Foodie on twitter as mbm218
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  104. I like my steak well done.
    austma7@aol.com

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  105. I like my steak broiled, medium rare

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  106. I like mine rare to medium-rare.
    hity at hawaii dot rr dot com

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  107. I Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter

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  108. Tweet giveaway
    http://twitter.com/hity88/status/41777596307996672

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  109. I like my steaks medium done.
    hiann8 at hawaii dot rr dot com

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  110. I Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter

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  111. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/hiann88/status/41777800717402112

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  112. We all like our steaks well done.
    dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

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

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

    empire90 at hotmail dot com

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  115. Medium-rare is defintely the way to go!

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  116. I like mine well done.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

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  117. I prefer medium!
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  118. Twitter follower (giantsis)
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  119. 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

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  120. I eat my steaks my medium rare.

    monster6236 at gmail dot com

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

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  122. I like mine medium :)
    agatewood1@ymail.com

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  123. I follow you on twitter @shuggysmommy
    agatewood1@ymail.com

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  124. http://twitter.com/#!/shuggysmommy/status/41907525833981952
    agatewood1@ymail.com

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

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  126. 2/27 tweet

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

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  127. 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.
    mrsmiki77 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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

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  129. I also follow you on Twitter - @funfearlessbean

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  130. I also like mine medium rare.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  131. I love my steak medium well on the grill.

    nhmoose99 at yahoo dot com

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  132. Marinaded, grilled medium rare and on my plate.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  133. Twitter follower ky2here1.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  134. Twitter follower ky2here1.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  135. Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/ky2here1/status/42036038662623232

    ky2here at msn dot com

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

    apoalillo AT HotMail (dot ) com

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  137. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter im @dwalline

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

    alliterating@gmail.com

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  139. I follow you on twitter. Username is cl2w

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  140. I like mine steak medium.

    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  141. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter
    mrcheapo

    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  142. tweet

    http://twitter.com/mrcheapo/status/42143311095529472

    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  143. Medium well. Thanks for the giveaway.
    fozzy331@gmail.com

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  144. My favorite way to cook steak is also Medium Rare.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  145. I follow you on twitter.(terri142)

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  146. I retweeted

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

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  147. Has to be well done for me!

    teenytig@sbcglobal.net

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

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

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  150. I'm a medium rare girl myself

    Tarah
    tarah716[at]ymail.com

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  151. My favorite way to cook steaks is medium well.

    jas8929 at gmail dot com

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  152. Following you on twitter: jashelep

    jas8929 at gmail dot com

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  153. I usually like to have it cooked medium to well done.
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  154. I follow you on twitter. ID: Lyndadawinda
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  155. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/lyndadawinda/status/42250997938126849
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  156. I also love my steaks medium rare!

    wardrobeoxygen at gmail.com

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  157. Well done

    karin56381 (at) gmail.com

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

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  159. I follow on Twitter @bukaeyes
    bukaeyes@aol.com

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

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  161. I love my steaks medium-rare!

    melissamcnicol{AT}yahoo{DOT}com

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

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

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

    mckelly74(at)gmail(dot)com

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  165. I love mine medium well!

    hebert024 at aoldot com

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  166. Medium for me!

    denyse_g @ hotmail.com

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  167. I Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter

    denyse_g @ hotmail.com

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  168. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/denyse_g/status/42375850053738496

    denyse_g @ hotmail.com

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

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  170. I'm a medium-rare lover too!

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

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

    racheliznewman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  172. Well done in a skillet on the stove

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

    sylvieanddudes@yahoo.com

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  174. I like my steak well, well, well done.

    littlebevi@aol.com

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

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  176. Medium rare, warmed but very red.

    spiersrp at gmail dot com

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  177. Medium rare is the only way to go!

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  178. I follow you on twitter @nadicherie

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

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