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Doin Prime Rib and saving w/qview

post #1 of 12
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Just wanted to pass along how I save money by buying a whole prime rib.
In my area (and areas do vary) if you buy a ribeye steak at the local stores you can pay as much as $10 per pound, $14 to $16 per pound at the butcher shop. At Sams you can buy a whole prime rib for around $5.50 a pound. I'm lucky enough to get mine from a rest. friend for about $5.75 per pound for rest. grade prime rib.
So that aside, here is how I save. I buy the whole thing and cut it up myself. I use my slicer for uniform cuts but you can use a good sharp knife also.

After rinsing the meat and patting it dry I'm ready with 34 pounds of prime rib.

Next I cut off what I want for roasts. This is one at 5.2 pounds.
Some great marbeling....

Next I cut the remaining so it fits on the slicer...Other wise they hang over the side.

Now, onto the slicer and away we go.

These are cut to 1 1/4 inch thick and weigh about 1.6 pounds each.
They look like chuck

Some great marbeling to melt in your mouth.

Wrapped in butcher paper and ready for the freezer. If I do more than this I put some in food saver bags to protect them from freezer burn. But I'll inhale these pretty quick.

I hope this helps some of you and thanks for looking....tongue.gifbiggrin.gif
post #2 of 12
Nice looking chunks of meat there. icon_mrgreen.gif
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Joe, they look even better in my Traeger taking in

post #4 of 12
Now there's a load of steaks. Let's eat!
post #5 of 12
Nice, What time did you say dinner was? PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #6 of 12
do the same thing, will cut roasts off both ends and save some center cut thick steaks.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #7 of 12
Real quality looking beef. Thanks for the tip.
post #8 of 12
Great job.....I should have done this with the sales they had pre-christmas.
post #9 of 12
Wow, Steve. You eat them all yourself?

Nice job.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #10 of 12
Those are beautiful!!! Nice job!
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks Ron.
I give a couple to mom too. She makes 3 meals out of 1 PDT_Armataz_01_01.gif
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the comments y'all.....PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
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