The Untold Truth Of Omaha Steaks (2023)

ByAndrew Warner/Updated: Jan. 7, 2022 8:32 am EDT

Omaha Steaks has built a huge reputation for itself as one of the predominant mail-delivery meat companies in the United States. The company prides itself on providing Americans all across the nation with quality, Midwestern beef — not only that, but they've got a wide selection of other meat products, snacks, and even some fancy schmancy wines.

Having begun as a small mom-and-pop butcher shop in its namesake town, Omaha Steaks has since grown into a major meatpacking powerhouse, delivering steaks and other goods all across the lower 48 states. (Sorry, Alaska and Hawaii, but you'll have to payadditional feesif you want some Omaha Steaks beef.)

Meal delivery services have their pros and cons, but it can be hard to resist those mouth-watering t-bones and porterhouses that Omaha Steaks is so well-known for. Justwhat do you need to know about Omaha Steaks, though, before jumping the gun on that $300 Steakhouse Extravaganza box? From their humble beginnings to how the company is expanding into new markets, this is the untold truth of Omaha Steaks.

Omaha Steaks is a true rags to riches story

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Believe it or not, Omaha Steaks hasn't always been the meat industry mainstay it is today. The Omaha Steaks story begins not in Omaha, Nebraska, but actually in Riga, Latvia, during the 19th century. When the Simon family fled Latvia due to fervent antisemitism in the country, they eventually wound up in Omaha, where they were among the first waves of Jewish people to make their way into the city, according to Tablet Magazine, a Jewish cultural magazine.

The Simon family patriarch J.J. Simon and his son B.A. worked together as butchers — which was the family trade back in their European homeland — founding the Table Meat Supply Company in downtown Omaha in 1917. The company grew in popularity among local Omahans, and eventually changed its name to Omaha Steaks in 1966 as the company expanded out to sell their product in other states via the Union Pacific Railroad.

More than a hundred years after Omaha Steaks' first inception as a company, the food delivery service has grown all across the nation, raking in around half a billion dollars in revenue as Tablet reported back in 2017. According to theOmaha Steaks website, the company has become the country's largest direct response marketer of beef and gourmet food. Talk about fulfilling the American dream!

For five generations, Omaha Steaks has been a family business

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In the company's century-long history, Omaha Steaks has remained a Simon family enterprise — the current CEO and owner, Bruce Simon is the great-great-grandson of Omaha Steaks founder J.J. Simon. Simon has grown up in the family business and used to accompany his father to the plant as a child before working there during summer breaks from high school and college. This made Bruce Simona natural choice to step into the position, as he had served various other positions within the company until 1994, when he became president and CEO.

Unlike other meat industry giants like Tyson Foods and Oscar Mayer, Omaha Steaks remains a privately owned company, meaning that investors cannot purchase shares of Omaha Steaks. While going public is typically looked at as a huge accomplishment for any major company, remaining a private, family-owned business has allowed the company to focus more on its long-term strategies, rather than constantly worrying about quarterly earnings.

The Omaha Steaks inventory has expanded beyond just beef products

The name "Omaha Steaks" is, admittedly, quite a bit misleading. While beef might be what comes to mind when you first hear the company's name, you might be surprised to find that you can actually get a much wider range of specialty products. In the 1960s, Omaha Steaks began expanding its catalog from only offering steaks to also include premium cuts of pork, poultry, and seafood. Since then, they've added an even more extensive range of products to the menu, as the company's delivery services have become much more widespread.

While steaks are still the prime cut of meat at Omaha Steaks, you can actually purchase a huge range of products besides their signature beef as well — from Polish-style kielbasa to hearty wild halibut fillets. They've even got an expansive set of accoutrements to serve alongside the main course, including charcuteries and potato-based side dishes, as well as some decadent wines. Perfect for your next steak dinner. Or your next kielbasa dinner. Or your next halibut dinner.

Dry ice plays a key role with Omaha Steaks

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Ever wonder how Omaha Steaks manages to keep their products fresh, even while they're shipping them all the way across the country? As Dr. Youling Xiong wrote in Lawrie's Meat Science, "Raw meat is one of the most shelf-unstable food materials due to its abundance in nutrients ideally suited for microorganisms." This means that transporting uncooked steak products from state to state (and sometimes country to country) takes a lot of care.

When the company began its mail-order operations in 1952, they settled on using wax-lined cartons filled with dry ice to keep the meat cool — essentially mimicking a refrigerator. (This was before polystyrene shipping containers and vacuum packaging had become especially widespread commercial technology, you see.) As polystyrene and vacuum packaging became more popular and mainstream, Omaha Steaks ditched the wax-lined containers and began using those, in conjunction with dry ice as the means of keeping the meat cool.

Vacuum packaging, combined with the dry ice, ensures that the meat has no exposure to air — and thus, bacteria— while the dry ice keeps the temperature down low without requiring any electricity.

Omaha Steaks has expanded into the pet food market

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Does your dog whine and beg every time you throw a steak on the grill? Next time you stock up on some Omaha Steaks, you might want to consider grabbing some of their signature dog treats, which the company added to their inventory just around 17 years ago. As The New York Times reported in 2004, customers were constantly telling the company's management that they were feeding scraps from their Omaha Steaks products to their dogs and cats. Eventually, the company gave in and decided to capitalize on their popularity with pets and began making dog treats themselves in 2003.

Now, these pet treats aren't some downgraded, poor-quality meat scraps leftover from the higher quality cuts of meat meant for humans. As the former owner of the company Todd Simon told The New York Times, "We're basically using the exact same product for humans without the high sodium content and some other spices." According to the Times, the company's dog treats very closely resemble Omaha Steaks' trademark beef jerky product, minus all the salt.

A little goes a long way at Omaha Steaks

Omaha Steaks is quite well-known for its lavish and pricey boxes of food. For example, some of these boxes, like their Gourmet Stock-Up Package, which features filet mignon, sirloin, chicken breast, and many, many more meats and side dishes, will cost you a couple of hundred dollars. While these are great deals for doomsday preppers, chances are, you don't need to be spending that much on some fancy meat that you probably can't get rid of fast enough.

That said, Omaha Steaks has plenty of more reasonable packages for the everyday diner — as Business Insider reported in 2018, $20 can actually go a long way over at Omaha Steaks. For starters, it's hard not to find at least a couple of promotional sales on their website. But also, you can typically grab a pack of eight sausages (from Polish-style kielbasa to classic beef franks) for around — and a lot of times, just below — $20. The same goes for certain cuts of beef, like their tenderloin tips.

But what's the point of a cheap steak if it doesn't taste any good? As Business Insider reported, the quality of what you get at Omaha Steaks typically surpasses that of what you can find in your local supermarket. If you've got the extra cash to spare and want to go to a local butcher or steakhouse, then, of course, you can't beat that — but Omaha Steaks might just be the next best thing.

Omaha Steaks got in trouble for violating telemarketing laws

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Perhaps you've gotten a call or two from a robocaller at Omaha Steaks trying to sell us on their holiday gift box special that's stuffed to the brim with gourmet hamburgers and tri-tips galore. Well, in 2014, one man in Gresham, Oregon, had received just one call too many, as The Oregonian reported.

According to The Oregonian, Michael Hetherington received 10 unwarranted calls to his cell phone from the company over the course of just a little over a month in 2013. Hetherington did some research on laws surrounding telemarketing and realized that the company could be breaching the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991. The actessentially states that companies aren't allowed to call customers without their permission nor can they use automated programs to dial up random numbers — with added emphasis in regards to protectingcell phone numbers. This is exactly what Omaha Steaks was doing when they called Hetherington those 10 times and he filed a lawsuit against them in 2014.

The lawsuit grew into a wider class action suit and was eventually settled about two years later in 2016, when the company had to shell out $5 million to customers they'd called in violation of the TCPA. According to Top Class Actions, a website investigating various class action suits across the country, customers began receiving checks from Omaha Steaks for around $40 in December 2016.

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Omaha Steaks ran into trouble over their website

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When you hear about the Americans with Disabilities Act, it's usually in reference to physical entities — you know, things like wheelchair ramps, parking spots, or restroom accessibility. But one little known fact about the ADA is that websites also have a vague set of rules they must follow in order to be in compliance with the act.

Some advocacy groups have been known to take businesses to court if their websites aren't easily accessible for blind users. However, because these rules aren't quite set in stone (the ADA was enacted years before the Internet had become a major facet of American life), these cases are often gauged on a case-by-case basis.

See, if a business's website isn't rendered properly so that it can be easily read using text-to-speech software, that essentially leaves the website useless and inaccessible for someone who's visually impaired or blind. The Omaha World-Herald reported in 2017, that the advocacy group Access Now had partnered with three blind would-be customers to sue Omaha Steaks for a number of accessibility issues with their website.

The company, however, claimed that it was planning on doing a complete renovation job on the website later in 2018 and did not want to update its website until it rolled out the full update. The lawsuit was terminated shortly after it began, as the ADA is relatively vague with regards to internet compliance.

Omaha Steaks has had retail stores for decades

You're probably most familiar with the Omaha Steaks website, or maybe even their mail catalogs; after all, it's primarily known as a delivery service. But it does have a handful of brick-and-mortar shops across the United States as well. According to the Omaha World-Herald, the first Omaha Steaks retail store opened up in the company's hometown in 1976, as a "pilot for possible similar operations throughout the country." Prior to opening up shop in downtown Omaha, customers could only purchase Omaha Steaks through the mail or at select restaurants carrying their products.

Though it was a pilot project, the company didn't really begin expanding its brick-and-mortar presence beyond Nebraska for nearly a decade. In 1985, the first retail shop outside of the Cornhusker State opened up in Houston, Texas. (Nowadays, Texas has surpassed even Nebraska as the state with the most Omaha Steaks stores.) The company has since opened up more than 75 locations across the nation, so if you're looking to get your hands on some Omaha Steaks, and you need them fast, you may just be able to drive on down to your nearest location to stock up for the next family cook-out.

Omaha Steaks sources their beef from farms in the Midwest

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According to data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska hasa grand total of 6.3 million cattle, meaning that bovines outnumber people in Nebraska by three-to-one. That's more cattle in the state than there are people in the entire city of Los Angeles!

In fact, Nebraska is the state with the second-highest cattle to people ratio (South Dakota is first, with about 4.5 cattle for every person in the state) — so you know they take their beef seriously over there. According to Omaha Steaks, this beef-centric ethos is what's kept them in the state throughout their century-long history.

"This is the heart of beef country, and we love to share that quality with the rest of the country," reads a 2019 blog post on the company's website.

The company prides itself on sourcing all of its beef from farms throughout the heartland of the United States, and not outsourcing anything from cheaper, far away locations in South America or Australia. According to the company, all their steak products come from grass-fed, grain-finished beef — another factor that helps boost the quality of your Omaha Steaks box-set.

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Omaha Steaks workers are considered essential during the COVID-19 crisis

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When the COVID-19 outbreak hit the United States, a number of meat processing facilities all across the nation found themselves in the center of controversy. Workers at these plants were considered essential, and as such, many meat processing companies did not shut down their operations, according to a report from National Public Radio. Most notable has been Tyson Foods, which, according to Business Insider, had been linked to around 4,500 COVID-19 cases nationwide.

Omaha Steaks wasn't quite in the clear either. Per anApril 2020 press release, Omaha Steaks continued operations at its facilities and the company said it would be working to maintain social distancing measures at its facilities while also allowing all staff at its plants paid sick leave. As of May 2020, Omaha Steaks has not been linked to any COVID-19 cases like some of its competition, but the attitude among its workers has been "primarily fear," as Eric Reeder, president of the union representing workers at both Omaha Steaks, Tyson, and Nestlé among others, told the Omaha World-Herald.

Omaha Steaks has been giving back during the pandemic

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Although it may seem like a cold and distant corporate entity, at its core, Omaha Steaks still adheres to the mom-and-pop ethos that its founder J.J. Simon fostered when he first made his way to the United States. And a big part of that is giving back to the Omaha community — the Simon family maintains close ties to the city, carrying out various acts of service throughout Omaha and its surrounding regions.

The most recent example of that? The company's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. According to local news outlet NBC 6, Omaha witnessed huge spikes in unemployment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, during the week of April 4, 2020, more than 25,000 people filed for unemployment (for a bit of context, the city of Omaha has just a little less than half a million people).

In response, the Omaha Downtown Improvement Group partnered up with local businesses — Omaha Steaks included — to provide meals for a drive-thru food pantry to help out those who were struggling with unemployment as a result of the crisis (via the Omaha World-Herald). While organizers were initially looking for discounted prices on food to give out, Omaha Steaks reportedly refused to accept a single cent for any of the hamburger or pork chops that the company doled out.

FAQs

Why do Omaha Steaks taste different? ›

Proprietary Aging Process. Our aging process is an art we've perfected with years of experience and naturally results in a more tender and flavorful steak. Omaha Steaks beef is aged at proprietary and precise temperature and humidity levels for at least 28 days.

Is Omaha Steaks FDA approved? ›

OMAHA STEAKS: Omaha Steaks proudly uses USDA/FDA approved irradiation to make their uncooked ground beef as safe as it can be.

Are Omaha Steaks better than grocery store? ›

The fact is, until you get into the larger packages or the choicest cuts of meat (Filet mignon costs a lot of money, okay?), ordering food from Omaha Steaks isn't all that much more expensive than getting it from the grocery store, and the selection and quality are better than what most supermarkets offer.

Do Omaha Steaks have antibiotics? ›

It also: Assures the highest quality of beef, pork and chicken. It's committed to all of its meat being sourced from humanely raised animals, with no added hormones or antibiotics, and partnering with sustainable farms.

What kind of cows does Omaha Steaks use? ›

The Omaha Steaks website notes that all cattle are directly sourced from the Midwest (read nearby, but maybe not Nebraska). The company advertises that these cattle involved are grass-fed and grain-finished. Highly trained butchers ensure top-quality cuts with marbling and a 21-day aging process.

How long will Omaha Steaks last in the freezer? ›

All Omaha Steaks are vacuum sealed at the peak of tenderness. This special packaging keeps the meat fresh and flavorful for up to three months in a properly working freezer. Do not thaw your Omaha Steaks at room temperature.

Why are Omaha Steaks so good? ›

Omaha Steaks has a huge variety of delicious food but they lack transparency when it comes to their meat quality, USDA grading, and sourcing practices. They offer a huge amount of variety, making it a good choice for big parties. Their premade options are delicious (everything from appetizers and sides to desserts).

Is there a recall on Omaha Steaks? ›

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2021 – Greater Omaha Packing, an Omaha, Neb. establishment, is recalling approximately 295,236 pounds of raw beef products intended for non-intact use that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Does Omaha Steaks sell irradiated beef? ›

Why did Omaha Steaks decide to offer irradiated ground beef? After extensive testing, the USDA approved irradiation for meats in February 2000. Omaha Steaks has a tradition of bringing quality, great taste, convenience and the latest in food technology to our customers.

Do Omaha Steaks have additives? ›

No. Omaha Steaks do not have any additives. All of their meat is shipped fresh and is sourced from non-factory family farms that practice optimal animal raising methods.

Are Omaha Steaks USDA approved? ›

These products are available in USDA Choice, Prime and Omaha Steaks Angus. These products can be processed to any customer specification if necessary*. Portion cuts from Omaha Fresh by Omaha Steaks™ and Omaha Fresh Angus by Omaha Steaks™ are available to establishments in select areas.

Are Omaha Steaks cooked? ›

Fully cooked roast-sized version of our famously fork-tender Omaha Steaks Filet Mignon. Aged at least 21 days for tenderness, perfectly seasoned with our signature salt-&-pepper blend and cooked sous vide-style to the ideal medium-rare. Simply thaw, heat and serve or enjoy at room temperature.

Is butcher box or Omaha Steaks better? ›

Bottom Line: ButcherBox, despite its reputation for high prices, has an edge over Omaha Steaks for the best value. Omaha Steaks does not provide information on sourcing, does not have as high of standards, and is not far cheaper as one might imagine.

How long can Omaha Steaks stay in the refrigerator? ›

If you're not in a hurry to prepare steaks for dinner, they'll stay good inside the fridge for up to 5 days. Or in case you changed your mind and would rather serve something else, you can safely refreeze your Omaha Steaks within that period as long as you didn't remove them from the fridge.

What's the difference between grass fed beef and grain-fed beef? ›

Due to their diet, grain-fed beef tends to have whiter colored fat and typically has more marbling. The marbling is responsible for a lot of the flavor and tenderness of beef and is used when grading quality. Grass-fed beef typically has a more yellow-colored fat and is leaner with less overall marbling and fat.

Does Omaha Steaks sell door to door? ›

Omaha Steaks does not sell door to door, but we get these reports every spring and summer, when it is peak grilling season. A truck shows up in your neighborhood with a sign which reads, “Steaks from Omaha” or something like that, perhaps even using our name directly.

Are Omaha Steaks dry aged? ›

Omaha Steaks are aged at least 28 days in carefully controlled conditions sealed in airless packaging. Our dry-aged steaks are aged in the open air, in a room that's carefully controlled for temperature and humidity.

Who owns Omaha steak? ›

Operated Today by the 5th Generation Simon Family. The Omaha Steaks and Simon Family legacies continue today through the dedicated leadership of fifth-generation steak expert Todd Simon. J.J. and B.A Simon found Table Supply Meat Company in Omaha, NE. Our steaks are served on cross-country trains.

Can you eat 2 year old frozen meat? ›

But we're here to finally put the question to rest, as the USDA states that as long as all foods are stored at 0 °F or lower in your freezer, they are safe to eat indefinitely.

Is 2 year old frozen hamburger still good? ›

Ground beef is safe indefinitely if kept frozen, but it is best if used within 4 months. Refrigerate or freeze ground beef as soon as possible after purchase. This preserves freshness and slows the growth of bacteria.

Can you eat Omaha Steaks after a year? ›

Answer: Omaha steak can last in freezers for about six to eight months. However, for the best quality, it is recommended that Omaha Steak be consumed within four to six months. Omaha Steak is a high-quality cut of meat that comes from the rib section of the cow.

Are Omaha Steaks grass fed? ›

All cattle are grass-fed, but Omaha Steaks Grass-Fed Filet Mignon comes from cattle that are grass-fed and grass-finished. This forage diet delivers an earthy, minerally flavor that is coveted by many. Our master butchers hand-carve every filet mignon from the heart of carefully selected grass-fed tenderloin.

How much are Omaha Steaks per pound? ›

Most of the steaks here are in the $30-to-$40 per pound range, with premium butcher's cut and Private Reserve options easily selling for $72 per pound (it's actually $144 if you order those steaks by themselves instead of bundling them into another order.)

Do Omaha Steaks come frozen? ›

3. If I have my order shipped, how will my Omaha Steaks product arrive? Your order will arrive frozen and in perfect condition in our "Mini Deep Freeze" packaging. We use a polystyrene insulated cooler with plenty of dry ice - a packaging combination that will withstand any kind of weather.

What kind of meat was recalled? ›

They were sold under the brand names Nature's Reserve, SEG, Thomas Farms and Tajima beef patties. Marketside Butcher Wagyu beef is also being recalled. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

What meats are they recalling? ›

This recall affects 120,872 of ground beef products, including ground beef and beef patties. The items in the recall were produced between February 1, 2022 and April 8, 2022 and have the number “EST. 46841” printed inside the USDA mark of inspection.

What hamburger meat are they recalling? ›

The recalled ground beef, produced from February 1, 2022, to April 8, 2022, was distributed nationwide under the brand names Thomas Farms, SEG Grocers Naturally Better, Weis By Nature, Tajima Kobe Ground Beef, and Marketside Butcher. The recalled products have “EST. 46841” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Is Hamburger irradiated? ›

Food irradiation will reduce or eliminate microorganisms that may be present in the food, including disease-causing bacteria. Food items that are irradiated do not become radioactive. Ground beef is most commonly irradiated using the so called “e-beam method” which uses ordinary electricity.

Does Omaha Steaks drug test? ›

Yes. They test all employees.

Is beef irradiated? ›

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration has approved several foods for irradiation including; Beef and Pork, shellfish, fruits and vegetables, and spices and seasonings.

Are Omaha Steaks safe? ›

Irradiation has been tested and used for decades to destroy harmful bacteria that can cause illness in food. The process that Omaha Steaks has chosen to use utilizes electromagnetic energy, which in seconds kills harmful bacteria. The result is food that is safer for you.

Where are Omaha Steaks shipped from? ›

Omaha Steaks sources their beef from farms in the Midwest

That's more cattle in the state than there are people in the entire city of Los Angeles!

Are Omaha Steaks Seasoned? ›

Omaha Steaks has several great seasoning blends available, including our all-purpose Signature Seasoning #1141. Rubs are generally used to add flavor and surface texture to steaks.

What's the best steak to order at a restaurant? ›

7 Best Steaks Cuts:
  • Filet Mignon: The King Of Tenderness. ...
  • Rib Eye: A Succulent Cut. ...
  • New York Strip: Iconic Strip Steak. ...
  • T-bone or Porterhouse: Meat Lover's Favorite. ...
  • Hanger – Cut with perfection. ...
  • Sirloin – The Dining Cut. ...
  • Flat Iron: An affordable Cut.
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Is choice better than prime? ›

Prime roasts and steaks are excellent for dry-heat cooking such as broiling, roasting or grilling. Choice beef is high quality, but has less marbling than Prime. Choice roasts and steaks from the loin and rib will be very tender, juicy, and flavorful and are suited for dry-heat cooking.

What is similar to Omaha Steaks? ›

If you are looking for online butchers, here is a list of ten companies similar to Omaha Steaks.
  1. Snake River Farms. Snake River Farms is one of the main players in meat production.
  2. Porter Road. ...
  3. Farm Foods. ...
  4. Holy Grail Steak Company. ...
  5. Crowd Cow. ...
  6. Thrive Market Meat Delivery. ...
  7. FreshDirect Meat Delivery. ...
  8. Debragga. ...

Is it better to broil or pan fry steak? ›

Thick-cut steaks are almost always better broiled than pan-fried. The direct, intense heat of the broiler can blacken and burn the outside of the meat long before it is cooked through on the inside.

Can you air Fry Omaha Steaks? ›

The air fryer is a convenient cooking tool for these Omaha Steaks products. You don't even have to defrost the food before cooking, just add it to the air fryer frozen and follow our instructions. Your favorites cook to a crispy and delicious finish.

Are the hot dogs from Omaha Steaks fully cooked? ›

Fully cooked for convenience.

Can you return Omaha Steaks? ›

If you are not absolutely thrilled with your purchase from Omaha Steaks, for any reason at all, we'll cheerfully replace your purchase or refund your money, whichever you prefer. When you order from Omaha Steaks, your satisfaction is always unconditionally guaranteed... so you can order with complete confidence.

Is Butcherbox prime meat? ›

The Butcher Box provides sustainably sourced beef and free-range organic chicken, while Omaha Steaks offers traditionally sourced prime meat cuts that aren't grass-fed. While both are grass-fed meat delivery services, Omaha Steaks does not offer free shipping or a subscription plan like its competitor.

Is Wild Fork ethical? ›

Our meats come from farms across the country, each with a long-standing relationship with Wild Fork. We're proud to work with professionals who have generations of animal husbandry experience and are committed to ethical practices.

Do Omaha Steaks need to be thawed? ›

Thaw your steaks completely in the refrigerator. While Omaha Steaks claims that it is possible to cook your steaks from a frozen state, the results will not be as delectable. Alternately, you can thaw your steaks in a bath of cold water for a quicker defrosting, for 30 minutes to an hour.

How do you pan fry Omaha Steaks? ›

Pan sear a steak in 6 steps:
  1. Prep steaks.
  2. Turn stove on high and pre-heat skillet.
  3. Add high-temp oil and place steaks in pan.
  4. Cook both sides evenly using Omaha Steaks mobile app timer or cooking chart.
  5. Remove from skillet 5 degrees F below desired doneness.
  6. Rest steak under foil tent 5-10 minutes and enjoy.
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Can I refreeze Omaha Steaks? ›

Beef-Only Products: If they are still cool to the touch, they can be refrozen without issue. Poultry/Seafood and all other Omaha Steaks Products: These items cannot be refrozen if completely thawed, but are covered by our 100% satisfaction guarantee and can be refunded or replaced by calling 1-800-228-9872.

Why is my grass-fed beef so tough? ›

Tough grass-fed steaks result from over-exposure to high heat, which causes the muscle fibers to contract tightly and become chewy and dry. The biggest mistake people make when cooking grass-fed beef is over-cooking it.

What are the disadvantages of grain-fed beef? ›

Cons: Believed to be less tasty than the grass fed beef. Not suitable for the diet conscious people as it contains higher amounts of fats.

Why does farm raised beef taste different? ›

Grain vs.

Diet is one of the most influential factors that impacts beef flavor and aroma. This is because the dietary nutrients cattle consume directly impact the fatty acid profile and nutrient profile of their fat.

Do Omaha Steaks have additives? ›

No. Omaha Steaks do not have any additives. All of their meat is shipped fresh and is sourced from non-factory family farms that practice optimal animal raising methods.

Where does the beef come from for Omaha Steaks? ›

Omaha Steaks sources their beef from farms in the Midwest

In fact, Nebraska is the state with the second-highest cattle to people ratio (South Dakota is first, with about 4.5 cattle for every person in the state) — so you know they take their beef seriously over there.

Are Omaha Steaks Seasoned? ›

Omaha Steaks has several great seasoning blends available, including our all-purpose Signature Seasoning #1141. Rubs are generally used to add flavor and surface texture to steaks.

Are Omaha steak meals good? ›

Omaha Steaks has a huge variety of delicious food but they lack transparency when it comes to their meat quality, USDA grading, and sourcing practices. They offer a huge amount of variety, making it a good choice for big parties. Their premade options are delicious (everything from appetizers and sides to desserts).

Is butcher box or Omaha Steaks better? ›

Bottom Line: ButcherBox, despite its reputation for high prices, has an edge over Omaha Steaks for the best value. Omaha Steaks does not provide information on sourcing, does not have as high of standards, and is not far cheaper as one might imagine.

Is Omaha Steaks healthy? ›

Heart-healthy and great tasting? It's true! Omaha Steaks makes your low-sodium diet as flavorful as it is nutritious with a huge variety of guaranteed-to-satisfy meals and thoughtful gift packages. Bring your family and friends together around a healthful dinner today!

Are Omaha Steaks safe? ›

Irradiation has been tested and used for decades to destroy harmful bacteria that can cause illness in food. The process that Omaha Steaks has chosen to use utilizes electromagnetic energy, which in seconds kills harmful bacteria. The result is food that is safer for you.

Are Omaha Steaks from grass-fed cows? ›

All cattle are grass-fed, but Omaha Steaks Grass-Fed Filet Mignon comes from cattle that are grass-fed and grass-finished. This forage diet delivers an earthy, minerally flavor that is coveted by many. Our master butchers hand-carve every filet mignon from the heart of carefully selected grass-fed tenderloin.

Are Omaha Steaks dry aged? ›

Omaha Steaks are aged at least 28 days in carefully controlled conditions sealed in airless packaging. Our dry-aged steaks are aged in the open air, in a room that's carefully controlled for temperature and humidity.

Are Omaha Steaks cooked? ›

Fully cooked roast-sized version of our famously fork-tender Omaha Steaks Filet Mignon. Aged at least 21 days for tenderness, perfectly seasoned with our signature salt-&-pepper blend and cooked sous vide-style to the ideal medium-rare. Simply thaw, heat and serve or enjoy at room temperature.

Should you marinate Omaha Steaks? ›

First things first: when you start with high-end steaks like Omaha Steaks, you do NOT need to marinate. Filet mignon, ribeye, top sirloin, New York strip, flat iron… these are the best, naturally tender steaks anywhere, and they need little more than light seasoning and heat.

Can you air Fry Omaha Steaks? ›

The air fryer is a convenient cooking tool for these Omaha Steaks products. You don't even have to defrost the food before cooking, just add it to the air fryer frozen and follow our instructions. Your favorites cook to a crispy and delicious finish.

How long are Omaha Steaks good for once thawed? ›

Safely keeping thawed steak in the fridge

Steak that's been defrosted in the fridge can be safely kept for an additional 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator before cooking, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture. You also can safely refreeze the steak within that same timeframe.

Do you have to thaw Omaha steak Burgers? ›

It's just what you expect from Omaha Steaks, America's Original Butcher. As you'd expect, Omaha Steaks Burgers are perfect for the grill (you can even cook them without thawing!). Actually, they're perfect wherever you decide to cook them, whether that's over coals, in a skillet, or even in a smoker.

Do Omaha Steaks come frozen? ›

3. If I have my order shipped, how will my Omaha Steaks product arrive? Your order will arrive frozen and in perfect condition in our "Mini Deep Freeze" packaging. We use a polystyrene insulated cooler with plenty of dry ice - a packaging combination that will withstand any kind of weather.

Are Omaha Steaks hot dogs fully cooked? ›

Fully cooked for convenience.

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