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How much prime rib should I estimate per person?

Hi All,

Christmas day I plan to cook a prime rib (either standing rib roast or a boneless rib roast - - haven't decided yet).  We have 13 adults plus 4-5 children who will likely eat some prime rib.  In addition, I am frying a 12 lb. turkey.  So, I am guessing people will pick a bit of each. That said, anybody have some good guidelines in terms of how much red meat I should buy?  The butcher says "1 bone per two people" and obviously this isn't considering the turkey or the kids, or if I go boneless. Thanks in advance for your help.  
Indianapolis, Indiana.  Go Colts & Hoosiers!

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,982
    1/2 to 3/4 lb/person, so your butcher is right on target.

    Perhaps 6 or 7lbs?
  • @eggcelsior thanks! So if I get a standing rib roast, approximately what total weight should I purchase to yield 6-7 lbs of meat?
    Indianapolis, Indiana.  Go Colts & Hoosiers!
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,479
    $100 if meat is on sale for under $7 per pound. Just bought a 5 rib for $75. I don't know the weight - I just buy by the rib and get the first through the fifth rib.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,172
    @ GrannyX4 Actually the primal rib section consists of 7 ribs. Ribs 6 thru 12, Rib 12 is closest to the short loin and rib 6 is closest to the chuck. A good choice for a 5 rib roast would be ribs 8 thru 12. If you like more of a ribeye look, then start with rib 6.
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,837
    This is just one recommendation:http://www.nibblemethis.com/2010/12/fire-roasted-beef-rib-roast-20-tips.html

    I was just searching and came across this from @NibbleMeThis.  It seems like a good guideline to me. 

    3/4 lbs per person if bone in, 1/2 lb per person if boneless.  Since you are cooking other food perhaps you could go a little lower and just slice serve thinner slices.  


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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,479
    billyray said:
    @ GrannyX4 Actually the primal rib section consists of 7 ribs. Ribs 6 thru 12, Rib 12 is closest to the short loin and rib 6 is closest to the chuck. A good choice for a 5 rib roast would be ribs 8 thru 12. If you like more of a ribeye look, then start with rib 6.

    Boy did I get some bad information today orrrrrrr I totally misunderstood. Yes I got the end that most looks like a rib eye. Thanks for correcting my mistake. When I go back to pick up the next 2 roasts I will have them show me the cow and explain it all to me again.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • That seems like a lot of meat to me when combined with the turkey. Nothing wrong with turkey or prime rib leftovers though.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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