4.77/lb Boneless Ribeye Steak Value Pack?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by allensudz, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. allensudz

    allensudz Newbie

    It says USDA Select Beef Super Value Pack Limit 2 with additional $10 purchase (which would be beer for me). From Kroger in Plano.

    Is this a good buy? Do you need to look at the product before even thinking about these deals? I buy Briskets all the time and know what I am looking for. Always had the parents pick out the steaks becasue they had the $ to do so.

    Sorry to keep asking these questions but I am young and want to learn good deals beforehand.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    In my area that would be a very good buy. I got some ribeye steaks earlier this week on sale for 4.99 a lb and they were good
  3. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    This is a good deal, but I prefer Choice beef (I wouldn't complain about or turn away Select grade, though)
  4. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We Have the same Grade of beef ribeyes on sale this week
    Whole in the bag for 2.99lb
    whole but we slice for you at 3.29lb
    family packs 4 steaks or more for 3.99lb

    We don't deliver[​IMG][​IMG]

  5. sawyerrt10

    sawyerrt10 Smoke Blower

    But do you ship?
  6. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    NOPE no shipping sorry!
    But if you send me some money I can buy it then smoke it with some of my new PECAN wood I cot from Soa Fung and pm you the pics of me enjoying it for you![​IMG]


  7. sawyerrt10

    sawyerrt10 Smoke Blower

    That is so wrong on so many different levels! ROFL
  8. Last year I bought a whole ribeye at 2.99 a lb,Had it sliced 1in thick,vac sealed it.Grilled two of them medium rare(tough as leather)They were select grade.Used the rest for stew beef.Maybe I should have marinated for a few hours.[​IMG]
    Charles T.
  9. john3198

    john3198 Smoking Fanatic

    Probably not bad, but remember that Select is the third tier in the consumer "beef food chain". Top ranked is "Prime". Lots of marbeling and tender. "Choice" is next - not as much marbeling, but usually a good steak. "Select" has the least marbeling. Remember - Fat is Flavor!

    Not saying to not try them, but I would give them a try, but not buy a carload until you were sure they were good to your tastes.

    I get spoiled here in Houston - prime is usually on sale for 9 bucks somewhere. Yummy[​IMG]
  10. Just paid $5.99 a pound for a whole ribeye at Fareway. About as cheap as it gets here in Iowa.
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Heck last week Winn Dixie had bone in ribeyes on sale for 3.99 lb whole roast I got 2 one about 22lb and another 20lbs and they were really nice too.
  12. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The select catagory of meat can have such a wide variety of the different grades its amazing. Sometimes we have these sales the ribs are sooo lean and thin that i wish we didn't have to sell them. Then other times, like this time, we have so many beautifully marbled I couldn't understand how they didn't grade choice. So I asked a friend who runs a slaughter house in the next town how this happens and he said,"there are so many different factors that make up the grading process,its hard to say for sure, but it sounds like maybe the cattle spent to much time in the feed lot (the fenced in area where the cattle stay at the slaughter house before they are killed). If they spend lets say,more than 10 days in the feed lot , they will automaticly get kicked to the select catagory. No matter if it would actually grade choice, prime, or select." Huh... Makes sense to me cause I've seen some really nice ribeyes co across our scales.........across our scales.....[​IMG][​IMG]....not necessarily out to the customer.[​IMG]
    I guess it does pay sometimes to be a dumb ol' meatcutter![​IMG].....:pDT_Armataz_01 _11: !!!

  13. bamagator

    bamagator Newbie

    I too bought 2 packages of ribeyes about 23 lbs each and had them sliced. Last Tuesday I grilled them and they were excellent. Hard to beat $3.99. I did some trimming but flavorful and tender.

    Learned a trick or two about grilling steaks from pros. First, allow meat to come near room temperature before grilling.
    Secondly, smear soy sauce liberally on both sides about an hour before grilling. Lightly coat both sides with olive oil to minimize sticking on grill. Salt and pepper. Once cooked to preference allow meat to rest (4 to 5 minutes) meanwhile brush light coat of butter on top of steak.

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