Wednesday, December 5, 2012

More than Beef: Tasting Omaha Steaks' New Menu Items

By: Anne M. Raso

If you'll excuse the bad pun, I make no bones about loving Omaha Steaks--and not just their steaks. I find them very consistent in quality on all their products. They come frozen so everything can stay indefinitely in your freezer (which is super convenient) and they are always running specials so you can get their fabulous goods for very reasonable prices--often as much as 65 per cent off if you buy their "specials"! They also offer overstocks and every month there seem to be a few days of free shipping. I have written about the classic cuts of steak and poultry on financefoodie.com before. This time around, I am sampling their four newest items, which are very different from each other and not meant for only the steak and potatoes crowd.


Tuscan Tomato Soup

Yes, it's homemade and creamy and is threaded with bits of fresh tomatoes, spinach, onion, carrots, celery and spices. The Omaha Steaks folks suggest this rich soup as a side dish for a sandwich, but we double the portion and eat it as a meal. It is so hearty that you don't need anything else--and it tastes so fresh, you will never believe it came out of a freezer pouch that you put on "defrost" for a few minutes and then on "high for a few." The tomato chunks taste like they were picked out of your Italian grandpa's garden an hour ago. (Regular retail is $34.99 for to 16-ounce packages but they are on special for $19.99 presently!)

Flame-Roasted Baby Gold Potatoes 

The tender Baby Gold potatoes also come in microwave pouches--the "taters" are flame roasted and seasoned with a drop of oil, onion, garlic and black pepper. They are so moist and soft--such a lovely alternative to fries or a baked potato! I love to dip these in salsa or a mild classic barbecue sauce. (Regular retail is $24.99 for two 10-ounce packages but they are on special for $10.99 presently!)

Chicken Fried Steaks

Omaha Steaks knows how to do upscale takes on classic country food. For this dish, they take their famous Top Sirloin slices seasoned and surround them with a coarse, rustic coating that is both crunchy and spicy. I like to dip these in a spicy barbecue sauce for twice the kick. I have honestly never tasted a country-fried steak before getting this new product from OS, and it was a great introduction. I decided I wanted a super crispy crust, so I baked them instead of nuked them. I preheated oven to 425 degrees as instructed and heated on each side for 12 minutes--product came out perfectly golden brown and moist. (Regular retail is $29.99 for four 4.5-ounce portions but they are on special for $9.99 presently!)

Lithuanian Tortes

This item was actually created years ago at an Omaha, Nebraska bakery and became a local favorite--finally OS has brought these delectable and rich tortes to the masses. They are really Napoleons more than tortes, as they consists of layers of handmade flaky butter waters alternated with smooth buttercream. There is an unexpected middle layer of not-too-sweet apricot filling. I calculated these tortes to be ten Weight Watchers points each--but hey, I plan on enjoying myself until January The Diet Month rolls around! (Regular retail is $34.99 for four individual tortes but they are on special for $24.99 presently!)

****Giveaway**** 
Congrats Jon! 

Omaha Steaks wants financefoodie.com's readers to try their new items as well - or just stick to the oldie but goodie steak! One lucky winner will receive a $50 Omaha Steak gift card to be used on omahasteaks.com 

Grand Prize: $50 Omaha Steaks Gift Card
There are THREE ways to enter
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what is your favorite meat item - or if you are a vegetarian, your favorite vegetable (mine is the classic filet mignon). 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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards!!

Full Disclosure: The Gift Card is provided by Omaha Steaks. I was not compensated for this post.
All Photos Courtesy Omaha Steaks

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john hutchens said...

my favorite is king crab

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peg42 said...

I love a good porterhouse steak.
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mkjmc said...

I love good prime rib
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My favorite "meat" is lobster or any fish actually



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Ann Fantom said...

I like ribeye steaks

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My favorite kind of Steak is Blackened New York Strip Steaks
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wildcat32 said...

I love a medium rare filet mignon.

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clc408 said...

I am also a fan of filet mignon.

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sweepmom said...

My favorite meat is crab.

debbie said...

I like strip steaks.
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Anonymous said...

I love scallops with bacon

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sksweeps said...

Pescatarian here, I love Blackened Shrimp

Sarah Hirsch said...

my favorite is filet mignon

Robert Fencl said...

FILET MIGNON!

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Danielle Lima said...

I love rare steak

Denise Cruz said...

I have to go with you on the filet mignon, nothing for me like a nice piece of beef :)

Susan Wiener said...

i luv hamburger! thx.

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Elizabeth Curson said...

my favorite is porterhouse steak.
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Kathleen said...

filet mignon

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Amanda Sakovitz said...

My favorite item is the 6oz filet mignon
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Wendy Thompson said...

My favorite is a toss up between a filet and a Porterhouse.
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Elena Istomina said...

I like filet mignon
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Kiara Auston said...

My favorite is beef.
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llinda29 said...

my fave is hamburger

LeAnn Voyer said...

I like perfectly cooked prime rib.

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elle thomas said...

I love a good filet mignon!
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Bill Hoff said...

ribeyes

Donna Haley said...

I like the porterhouse steak.

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Sheila K. said...

I like sirloin steak!

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Cody Anderson said...

Chicken is my favorite meat.

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PAIGE CHANDLER said...

My favorite is prime porterhouse,

Rita Meadows said...

Filet Mignion

verminter said...

I love a good NY Strip.

Kimberly Walters said...

My favorite is filet mignon

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My favorite is also the filet mignon. Thanks for the chance to win!

Rich Morris said...

I love a Peppered New York Strip Steak or any steak for that matter

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Dani Marie said...

as odd as it sounds... ground ostrich. ostrich burgers are AMAZING.

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katfam said...

I love to make Filet Mignon. I make it about once a year and it is so good!

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Literary Winner said...

I love Filet MIgnon.

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Caryn S said...

My favorite meat item is a filet mignon


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Rachel Newman said...

I love eating ribeyes - big ones!

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Love seafood!!!!
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Cary said...

love eating ribeyes

mommyto2girlz said...

A good sirloin! Thank you!
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godan2 said...

i like spicy burgers!

Erica Carnes said...

I'm a filet mignon lover myself.

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maryanne said...

I want to try the green bean casserole.

Dana Jones said...

love the filet mignon

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Linda G. said...

My favorite is filet mignon

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I love Ribeyes

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The Giveaway Gal said...

My favorite vegetables is spinach or carrots

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Stephanie Larison said...

I love the NY Strip.

Breanne Tennant said...

I love filet mignon

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I love a good piece of prime rib
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Richard Hicks said...

I like a good t-bone steak


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Alison Wood said...

I'm a big fan of prime rib.

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Taryn Tener said...

Ham :) My favorite non-meat item is a portabello mushroom. gillie316@yahoo.com

Michelle Walters said...

I'm a veggie, so my favorite is tomato.

lazybones344 said...

I like BBQ Chicken.
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Whitney Lindeman said...

Fish is my favorite! I mostly don't eat meat, but will every once in a while.

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I love a great porter house cut

kathy pease said...

I love the Porterhouse Steak

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Nicole Larsen said...

My favorite is a Ribeye boneless or filet mignon!

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jeanne conner said...

I love Chicken Parmesan

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My favorite is Kobe beef.

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Jennifer Reed said...

I like the ribeye steak.
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Sarah Skeem said...

Any kind of shrimp.

Beth Palacios said...

I love the filet mignon. Yummy in my tummy!

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Who doesn't love filet mignon?

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RParis said...

I love sirlion steak - rparis100@gmail.com

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Robby Rob said...

i really like Ribeyes, but haven't had one in a long time

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I like filet mignon

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I like the filet mignon
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Tim Lintz said...

My favorite meat item is a hamburger. I would rather have a burger over a steak any day. emailoftim at aol dot com

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sherri419 said...

I love a good ole ribeye cooked medium rare...yummy!

Dario Moniz said...

I love ribeyes

Anonymous said...

I love New York strips

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Cassandra McCann said...

i love the chuck steak and could not afford anything better


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Kristy Thiel said...

My favorite is filet mignon! Thanks for hosting!
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Emily said...

I like chicken but my hubby is big into steak!

Pauline Mendes said...

There is nothing better than a great surf in turf.... Filet mignon along with some tasty lobster!

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Annemarie562000 said...

I love T-bone steaks!

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lyndseyluvsjj said...

The crab cakes :)

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mary gardner said...

i like filet mignon as well but i also enjoy a good rib eye!


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Christine Viscomi said...

filet mignon

David Lintz said...

My favorite meat is BBQ brisket, with plenty of rolls to sop up the extra sauce. asotv at aol.com

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Kyl Neusch said...

a t-bone

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i want to try the lobster tails

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Bev Metcalf said...

I like a steak once in awhile, cooked on the grill.

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Steak medium well on the grill! Yum!

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Jason Frakes said...

The porterhouse steaks are my favorite

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I love Sirloin steak.
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Filet mignon Angelsminx at aol . com

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I love bbq ribs

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Buddy Garrett said...

My favorite beef item is a Porterhouse steak.

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I love prime rib

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Micaela Petty said...

I love a grilled T-Bone steak. Doesn't get much better than that!

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Cynthia Layton said...

i love prime rib
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slehan said...

I like prime rib - rare.

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Thanks for the giveaway...we have always enjoyed the Ribeye cut best of all !

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degood said...

I like classic filet mignon as well.

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traymona said...

I like a thick cut ribeye steak.

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Tanya Bartlett said...

Mine is the Ribeye with the bone in it.
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My fav cut is the New York strip.

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