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    In today’s difficult economy, one of your best chances to retain customers is to provide outstanding value and service. Nations Best® is top of the line – but not the most expensive. It allows you to impress your customer while providing excellent value to your bottom line.

    Not All Deli Meat is Created Equal

    Fillers and extenders are cheap. Quality meat is expensive.

    Nations Best® sells meat that is fully-cooked and
    well-trimmed, which means:

    • Less shrinkage for you
    • You only pay for the meat and flavor.


    Every dollar you spend on Nations Best® fully-cooked and well-trimmed deli meats is worth more than a dollar spent on our competitors’ products. Why? You pay for quality meat, not inexpensive and lower quality fillers and extenders.

    We pay for the shrinkage. Nations Best® deli meats are fully-cooked and well-trimmed. We take the time to slow cook them. You won’t have to steam them as long as some of our competitors’ products, which are not fully cooked.

    For centuries, meat was cured simply to preserve it. Nations Best® cures its meats with our exclusive recipes to produce a desired flavor that enhances taste while increasing their natural pink color.

    Like standing soldiers. Lay them with the pastrami’s thick end on the bottom of the steam box and the thin end facing top. This reduces the pastrami’s steam time and more evenly cooks it without overcooking the thinner end.

    You want to chill it down as fast as you can, after cooking, to minimize shrinkage. Run cold water or iced water over the cooked corned beef until it is no longer steaming, when it can be touched without burning your hand. Then, place each corned beef so it is not touching another on clean trays. Refrigerate immediately and chill as fast as you can, below 40 degrees Fahrenheit internal temperature.

    Steam for 1 1/2 hours at high temperature in the steam box to make it hot enough to serve. Then reduce heat to regular.

    Our steam time is less than most competitors’ products because Nations Best® deli meats are already fully pre-cooked to a temperature that doesn’t require additional cooking, just steaming.

    Yes! Many! We’d love to work with you, one-on-one, to help you get the most out of your purchases, reach out to us.