What Do We Mean by Premium Beef?

What Do We Mean by Premium Beef?

The USDA has 8 grades for beef - “Prime” “Choice” “Select” “Standard” “Commercial” “Utility” “Cutter” or “Canner”. USDA grade is only one factor in defining overall beef carcass quality. This leads many consumers make a very linear and somewhat oversimplified...

Cousin Steve-O’s Corned Beef

Cousin Steve-O’s Corned Beef

INGREDIENTS: 2 quarts water 1 cup kosher salt 2 teaspoons of #1 Prague Powder (6.75% Sodium Nitrite / 93.25% Salt) 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 cinnamon sticks, broken into several pieces 2 teaspoons mustard seeds 2 teaspoons black peppercorns 20 whole cloves 20 whole...

Grilling Time

Grilling Time

Grilling is much more than just another method of cooking food. Grilling is an institution that borders on religion in many parts of the world. There is a deep primal attraction to cooking over an open flame that just doesn’t exist when cooking on a flat top or in an...

Sear & Reverse Sear

Sear & Reverse Sear

When cooking a steak the single most important factor is the internal temperature of the meat, period, end of story. But that does not define the whole steak experience. Enter Sear and reverse sear method of cooking. A surge in the popularity of a type of cooking...

How to Make Your Own Jerky

How to Make Your Own Jerky

So you’ve got a dinner party coming up and you need a break from traditional hors d’oeuvres. Try something that will knock peoples socks off! Beef Jerky is probably something that makes the list of “common” hors d’oeuvres but it should. If you’re thinking OMG – I...

Wagyu Beef – Why all the Fuss?

Wagyu Beef – Why all the Fuss?

The consumer market in America has been conditioned and driven by “what’s new” for approximately 70 years. Many manufacturers in a variety of industries come out with a whole new line of products every year to help stimulate interest in their products and brand from...

Frozen vs. Fresh

Frozen vs. Fresh

At Nebraska Star® Beef we have a one of a kind program that was designed from the ground up to produce FROZEN all natural (antibiotic free, hormone free from birth) humanely raised, premium beef products. So, how does our program differ from others? Nebraska Star®...

BBQ – Where does Beef Fit in?

BBQ – Where does Beef Fit in?

Barbecue is one of the most polarizing forms of cooking in the culinary world. Different regions have different styles of cooking, different styles and flavors of sauce, different woods for different flavor of smoke … and in each region, there is no other way than...

Natural Angus Products

Natural Angus Products

PETITE CUT STEAKS Petite Cut steaks aren’t just our regular steaks cut thinner to get them to a lighter weight.  We use beef from smaller cattle so that our Petite Cut steaks are smaller in cross section, which means that even though they are lighter, we can cut them...