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heads up USDA BEEF

Discussion in 'UK Smokers' started by homeruk, Jan 10, 2019.

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  1. homeruk

    homeruk Smoke Blower

    just returned from the weekly costco run and spotted USDA beef in the meat counter..new thing for Uk costco!, Rib eye and 2 other cuts, all looked very good full of marbling and usda rib eye at £40kg is a steal compared to smithfield (trade) butcher that is almost 3 times that..didnt pick any up but going back tomorrow to get some to chuck on the soap stone at the weekend!
     
  2. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow! I had no idea that beef was so expensive there.
     
  3. homeruk

    homeruk Smoke Blower

    Yeah sadly but tea bags will be cheaper here
     
  4. LanceR

    LanceR Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Wow! That's expensive compared to what we're used to. But if it's a better deal than what you've been paying I'm glad for you.
     
  5. homeruk

    homeruk Smoke Blower

    still didnt pick any up will go back next week
    just to be clear normal UK beef is a lot cheaper here but the USDA one obviously is classed as something special here and there is all the shipping etc to add to the cost
    normal UK brisket here is about £7-8 kg, half decent rib eye £20-25 per kilo
     
  6. About $28.00 usd per pound for usda ribeye, if my calculations are correct. Does it tell you what grade the beef is? Choice, Select, or Prime?
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2019
  7. homeruk

    homeruk Smoke Blower

    At today's exchange rate it a tad under 23 dollars a pound
    I'll post a pic up when I get some next week
    Have a nice couple of 500gm veal chops now for this weekend which are only £9.99 kg at makro which is a cash and carry here
     
  8. homeruk

    homeruk Smoke Blower

    At today's exchange rate it a tad under 23 dollars a pound
    I'll post a pic up when I get some next week
    Have a nice couple of 500gm veal chops now for this weekend which are only £9.99 kg at makro which is a cash and carry here
     
  9. homeruk

    homeruk Smoke Blower

    At today's exchange rate it a tad under 23 dollars a pound
    I'll post a pic up when I get some next week
    Have a nice couple of 500gm veal chops now for this weekend which are only £9.99 kg at makro which is a cash and carry here
     
  10. LanceR

    LanceR Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I see that you make sausage, too. My youngest son is visiting from Buffalo, New York with his wife and infant daughter. We knocked out 75+ pounds of sausage today.... (34+ kg). Cheddar bratwurst, Jalapeno pepper cheddar hot smoked Polish, regular hot smoked Polish and what is know as Italian sausage here (pork sausage with fennel, coriander and caraway seed).
     
  11. homeruk

    homeruk Smoke Blower

    yup sausages too..if you can slaugter it ill make something from it :emoji_blush:
    not tried italian ones yet but they seem common over the pond from all the american tv food shows i watch here..will give them a go one day

    went back to costco..still didnt buy any beef as too busy this weekend to fire up the smoker..sad i know!
    but its all "prime" graded with sirloin being a bit cheaper at £29.99 a kilo
     
  12. homeruk

    homeruk Smoke Blower

    picked up a couple of ribeyes today

    usda ribeye.jpg
     
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  13. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Beautiful! Yep,that's how we grow'em here:emoji_cow:
    Hope you cook them spot on to your liking mate!
    For the record they were $41.11 USD
     
  14. homeruk

    homeruk Smoke Blower

    slapped them on the kamado this evening, sprinkle of salt and pepper and a homemade memphis rub, smoked at 110c with some apple wood to 54c internal temp then removed and foiled while ramping up the temp to 350c and finishing off the steaks on the cast iron
    great flavour steaks and will be doing as a regular, thumbs up from the other half too
    served them with a little salad garnish


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