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How to Trim Ribeye At Home And Save Money

Buying larger meat cuts can save you a lot of money (up to 40% per pound!). Follow this guide on how to trim ribeye steaks and a standing rib roast from a ribeye loin…

How to Trim Ribeye At Home And Save Money

As mentioned above, buying a whole ribeye loin and trimming steaks and/or ribeye roast from it is a great way to save some money. This video presents a great example of this: pre-sliced steaks were sold at $11/pound, while the uncut loin cost $8.95/pound. This means that $3 was saved for each pound, and on a 13lb Ribeye the savings came up to $40 in total! (prices will vary at your local store)

Before separating the loin into smaller cuts, it’s important to trim off some of the excess fat. Remove the fat lip with a sharp knife by cutting a straight line across the lower side of the loin. Then trim off any excess fat off the fat cap.

To trim a standing rib roast, cut about 6 inches (15 cm) into the meat from the loin side, as shown in the video.

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Or, if you want to trim ribeye steaks, cut 1-inch thick slices off the loin. Proceed to remove any excess fat that is left over from the fat lip of the loin.

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Once done, it’s time to cook! Follow your own family recipe, or check out one of the ribeye recipes available on our site.


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