How does Nebraska Star® Beef differ from USDA Choice beef at the fresh counter?
NSB is more consistent. We learned a long time ago that to create the best, most consistent beef the secret is “only freeze it once.” Our process of aging, cutting, then flash freezing every steak, means that every steak is as consistent as possible.
The fresh counter… it’s good beef, but when it hits the counter, there is generally very little age on the steak cuts. The steaks age as they are on the counter… this means that the taste/texture and flavor change a little bit every day.
Isn’t frozen beef less desirable than fresh beef from the store/butcher?
Frozen beef has gotten a bad reputation as a lot of companies only freeze beef when they have to keep it from spoiling. We have built our frozen beef program from the ground up, our beef is intended to be frozen. Freezing also allows us to produce a more consistent product by giving us the ability to age EVERY steak EXACTLY the same EVERY time, then cut and flash freeze until the customer thaws it for cooking. Our frozen beef won’t leave a bad taste in your mouth, we guarantee it.
Who is Nebraska Star® Beef?
Nebraska Star® Beef is owned and operated by the Klute family from Kearney, Nebraska. The employees of Nebraska Star® Beef are all members of the Klute family, with the exception of 3. We have been raising corn and cattle in Nebraska for 4 generations – we are family farmers.