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Butcher shares timely tip on how to save $80 or more on ribeye at the grocery store
He shared so many helpful tips that I never knew about. I will be getting my steaks like this from now on.
Sheehan Diapues
11.15.22

Grilling Steaks are a great way to spend time with family and friends on weekends.

But sometimes, the costs of these steaks may be too much on the budget.

Worry no more.

Here’s how to save money on ribeyes.

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We will show you how to save money by buying a whole Ribeye and cutting it into pieces all on your own.

The whole process is easy and you need no special cutting skills for this.

Let’s get started.

Start by purchasing a whole ribeye.

That’s right, pick out a slab and buy the whole thing.

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These slabs usually average about 15 lbs.

Ribeyes are between the Chuck and the Short Loin area of the Beef.

To cut your Ribeye slab, you’ll need a Curved Breaking Knife.

If you don’t have one, it’s good to invest in this and there are several less-expensive knives that can still get the job done.

Before the actual cutting, you need to remove the excess edge from the chuck side so your first cut will be even and flat.

You can then start cutting your steaks from the chuck side to the short loin.

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You get choice cuts every time.

The best part about doing your own butchering is the fact that you get to choose what you want to do.

As an example, you can start by cutting a chunk of beef meat for your Prime Rib Roast.

The breaking knife is the best one to use for this part due to its curved shape.

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The thickness may vary depending on your preference, but normally, the thickness is about an inch and a quarter to an inch and a half.

You should get 14 to 16 oz Ribeyes when you cut with that thickness.

Working on each cut is not tedious and there are no special skills needed.

Just you, the knife, and the steak.

More bang for your buck?

For one slab, you could get about 7 to 8 decent cuts of Ribeyes.

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The other end of the slab is a bit tricky to cut.

You would want to get one or two more decent cuts of steak.

Just like the first cut, you need to flatten the other end by removing the excess beef.

No need to worry about those cut edges since you can still use them in other recipes.

They’re usually cooked as “Butcher’s Snacks.”

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Each Ribeye cut is different.

There are cuts with lesser fat in the middle that almost looks like a strip, and there are those with well-defined fat in the middle.

The pre-cut steaks still need to be cut further to shape up.

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Cut the area where you have mostly fat from the steak, and set the cut pieces aside for other uses. Again, everything’s used.

Cut further as needed as there are parts with rough edges.

There you go. You have cut your own Ribeyes.

The savings are worthwhile.

The best part about this method is you save between $80 and $100 from groceries in the process.

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See exactly how to slice up your own ribeyes and save money in the process in the video below!

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By Sheehan Diapues
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Sheehan Diapues is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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