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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 roasts....lol


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 smoke.....lol

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 steak....lol 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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