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Monday, August 29, 2011

Rib Eye Steak vs. Filet Mignon


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


all waste
fat and bone
It weighed in at 8 ounces or a half a pound.



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. 

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