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Costco - Frozen USDA Prime Bone-In Rib Eye - $10/lb

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woot4fun Sep 23, 2008 02:05 PM

My local Costco in Maryland is now stocking a vacuum packed pair of USDA Prime steaks for $9.99/lb. This is about half the price of many of the mail order steaks, and just a few dollars more than the fresh USDA Choice steaks in the meat case.

I have only tried them once, they were well trimmed and beautifully marbled. They were very tasty, even after being frozen. Anyone else tried them? What did you think?

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    bulavinaka RE: woot4fun Sep 23, 2008 04:12 PM

    I recall a recent thread on the same subject that referred to the ribeyes. I personally prefer the NY strips in this particular case. What was your choice?

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      BellaDonna RE: bulavinaka Sep 23, 2008 08:14 PM

      I've tried the frozen prime ribeyes from Costco. Although good, I think the choice cut ribeyes are more flavorful and overall better.

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        bulavinaka RE: BellaDonna Sep 23, 2008 08:36 PM

        I agree. The Prime ribeyes didn't look much better - if at all - compared to the Choice in the regular case on the last two batches that I checked. I normally reach for ribeyes out of habit, but when I saw the NY strips, I must have stood there for ten minutes and tried to find a pack of ribeyes that would compare but no luck...

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          beteez RE: bulavinaka Sep 24, 2008 11:58 AM

          to me the strips were superior to the rib eyes.

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