Doin Prime Rib and saving w/qview

Discussion in 'Beef' started by oneshot, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. oneshot

    oneshot SMF Premier Member

    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....[​IMG][​IMG]
  2. fatback joe

    fatback joe OTBS Member

    Nice looking chunks of meat there. [​IMG]
  3. oneshot

    oneshot SMF Premier Member

    Joe, they look even better in my Traeger taking in
  4. pigcicles

    pigcicles OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now there's a load of steaks. Let's eat!
  5. Nice, What time did you say dinner was? [​IMG]
  6. erain

    erain OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    do the same thing, will cut roasts off both ends and save some center cut thick steaks.[​IMG]
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Real quality looking beef. Thanks for the tip.
  8. alx

    alx OTBS Member

    Great job.....I should have done this with the sales they had pre-christmas.
  9. ronp

    ronp OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, Steve. You eat them all yourself?

    Nice job.[​IMG]
  10. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those are beautiful!!! Nice job!
  11. oneshot

    oneshot SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Ron.
    I give a couple to mom too. She makes 3 meals out of 1 [​IMG]
  12. oneshot

    oneshot SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the comments y'all.....[​IMG]

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