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Standing Rib Roast?

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DChrissy80 Dec 23, 2008 09:36 AM

Where can I find a reasonably priced standing rib roast in Howard County? Costco? I've been given $50 to purchase the meat. Is that enough to feed three adults and one child? If I can't afford the rib roast, what could be a decent alternative, rib eye roast? Help!!

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    heeter RE: DChrissy80 Dec 23, 2008 09:46 AM

    I just spent $55 on a large, 3 rib standing rib roast at Costco, which should be more than enough to feed your folks. Unless they are really really big eaters.

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      DChrissy80 RE: heeter Dec 23, 2008 10:24 AM

      So is it sold by rib or by the pound? Maybe ask them $50 worth of meat? How much should I ask for when feeding four people?

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      MikeR RE: DChrissy80 Dec 23, 2008 12:14 PM

      Safeway usually has their Rancher's Reserve bone in rib roast on sale this time of year, in fact I think I saw it for $5.99/pound this week. A three-bone hunk will feed three adults and a child if one of the adults isn't super hungry. That's the size that Safeway usually has ready to go in the meat case, and on sale, it runs about $27-$30, but they'll cut you a 4-bone roast if you want to be sure and it will be well below your $50 budget.

      I've had at least four of those from Safeway and they've all had good beefy flavor and came out nice and tender. I'm sure Costco has the equivalent, probably at about the same price as Safeway's sale price.

      1. Joe H RE: DChrissy80 Dec 23, 2008 12:24 PM

        Both Costco and Wegman's are $7.99/lb for choice standing rib roast. (I was at both the Fairfax Costco and Fairfax Wegman's this afternoon.) Rancher's Reserve at Safeway is a lower grade.

        "Christmas Eve at Costco:" http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/472269

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          DanielK RE: Joe H Dec 23, 2008 07:21 PM

          As Joe said, note that Safeway's "Rancher's Reserve" line is still Select grade meat, not Choice like Costco or Giant.

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            MikeR RE: DanielK Dec 24, 2008 04:26 AM

            Good, though, and within budget. I slow cook it for about 4 hours with (real) charcoal and some smoky wood in my Weber grill. You can get almost any grade of beef tender and tasty cooking it the cowboy way.

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          DChrissy80 RE: DChrissy80 Dec 29, 2008 06:22 AM

          Thanks, everyone! I found one at Costco for about $54.

          1. RedHowler RE: DChrissy80 Jan 11, 2009 11:56 AM

            When I make a standing rib roast, I figure two eaters per rib. But you really want a three rib minimum, otherwise you have a big, fat ribeye steak and you can't roast it to perfection.

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              DChrissy80 RE: RedHowler Jan 12, 2009 04:08 AM

              Good point...

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