Prime rib is one of the finest cuts of meat you can buy. It also can be one of the most expensive, especially when you’re dining out.
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Fleming’s Steakhouse 12-ounce Prime Rib, $51.95 per serving
Photo source: Arizona Foothills Magazine
The cost for a prime rib dinner with three sauces, salad, a side dish, and dessert would run you about $51.95 at Fleming’s Steakhouse, tax and tip not included. But I was able to create a similar meal for about a fourth of the cost!
Final breakdown: $51.95 for one order, minus tax and tip
How to Cook Prime Rib with a Foolproof Recipe, $14.18 per serving
I’m so excited about this prime rib recipe because it means I can put a special dinner on the table for all four family members for about the same cost I’d pay for one meal in a restaurant!
Want to learn how to cook prime rib at home and save on your next fancy meal? Check out this amazing prime rib roast recipe from KitchMe!
Remember, I always use local grocery store sales and online coupons to match up the best prices for each recipe ingredient. If you managed to find a better deal than me, I’d love to hear about it! Let me know all about it in the comments below.
Final breakdown: $16.61 per person — that’s more than $35 less than your Prime Rib order at Fleming’s!
Meal cost breakdown (per person)
• 1 pound of prime rib: $12.99
• 1/4 cup unsalted butter (for prime rib roast): 81 cents
• Lettuce (for salad): 77 cents
• Tomato (for salad): 32 cents
• Baked potato: 99 cents
• Sour cream: 50 cents
• Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake with icing: 23 cents
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Jeanette’s tip: The bones can serve as a natural roasting rack if you don’t happen to have one, and many chefs recommend roasting the meat when it reaches room temperature, not when it’s cold from the refrigerator.