My friend always says to me, “Why do you eat a filet? A rib eye would be cheaper.”
And, I always say, “A rib eye or other quality steak is the same price.”
Here are the results from my Rib Eye Experiment.
I bought this $13.00 a pound rib eye on sale for $8.99 pound.
After cooking this rib eye on the grill it weighed in at 16 ounces or one pound.
After cutting away all the fat and bone
fat and bone
So, I paid $9.00 for 8 ounces of meat or $18.00 a pound if I truly want 16 ounces. If I paid full price it would have been $26.00 a pound.
I pay 16 to 18 dollars a pound for my filets and I do not have any fat to cut away and of course no bone. The flavor is better if you grill it right. Medium-rare. And, it is better for you than those fatty steaks.
So, Tim buys his 16oz rib eye for $9.00 a pound and I buy my 8oz filet for $17.00 a pound. I pay $8.50 for 8 ounces of pure meat. He pays $9.00 for 16 ounces but, only gets 8 ounces of meat (if he is lucky). He has to wrestle with cutting his steak and I just cut through my filet like butter. I have no waste and he has a pile of crap on his plate.
Buy Filet Mignon it is so much better!
Come to my house and we’ll prove it.