Safeway Cross Rib Roast

Discussion in 'Beef' started by nate_46, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. nate_46

    nate_46 Meat Mopper

    I was going through the current grocery ads and found a deal. Safeway Ranchers Reserve Boneless Cross Rib Roast 1.99 #. That seems pretty cheap to me. Isn't that the roast you use for prime rib? This Christmas we are planning to have prime rib instead of turkey, would this freeze well (uncooked) and be good thawed and cooked in December?
  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    My dad cooks one of the finest primes I have ever eaten, and I've eaten a lot of prime. When he finds a deal, he will buy four or five and keep them frozen for up to six months. He gets them cryovac packed, which I think helps.

    We slaughter and butcher all of our beef and pork - as long as you wrap and package it properly, frozen meat will stay just fine for a long time. At $1.99/lb, I wouldn't hesitate a bit.
  4. nate_46

    nate_46 Meat Mopper

    Was hoping to serve Christmas dinner for 1.99 a pound....[​IMG]

    Thanks for the replies, and thanks for the website Ron, I am going to use it a lot!
  5. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The cross rib roast is from the arm shoulder chuck, and across it's top is a rack of ribs going crossways to the roast, likewise the name. These ribs can be cut into short ribs or flanken (thin strips of ribs). The roast itself can be fairly tender and very flavorful; I've grilled them as a london broil as well as roasted them. But, it doesn't have the fat and marbling that the rib has, it's a much more used muscle powering the shoulder of the animal.
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That sounds like a heck of a buy there even if you cann't use it for christmas dinner it will make a yummy dinner for another day. I would buy a handful and freeze them just make sure to vaccum pack them first.

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