So I did something new at the grocery store this past week. I bought an 8 pound boneless ribeye and had the butcher cut it into to steaks for me. We have talked about buying a side of beef from a local farmer but we have yet to purchase a large freezer. Since we like to use our grill during the summer, we like to have steak about once a week.
Over the past couple of years I have noticed meat prices on the rise. We used to be able to buy ribeye steaks for $5.99/lb. on sale. Now they are more like $7.99/lb. So when I saw the huge chunk of meat on sale for $5.99/lb., I decided to stockup. The butcher will cut the meat for free however you wish. Since I had no clue, I said “just make it normal size steaks”. He told me that was about 3/4″ thick. Sounds good to me!
I ended spending just over $48 for the ribeye and I got 10 steaks out of it. This will last us most of the summer most likely since our boys don’t eat much steak at this point! I used my FoodSaver to package the steaks individually for freezing.
Even though it’s a lot of money out of pocket now, I am glad to have a freezer full of steaks at a cheaper price!
Do you buy meat in bulk?
For other grocery store tips, read the Save More at the Grocery Store series.