Everyone knows you can find prime rib at nice steakhouses, but can you actually buy it from your neighborhood grocer? Probably not. In honor of National Prime Rib Day, let’s hear from the experts at Plano, Texas’ Matador Prime Steak: “Most grocery stores do not sell prime grade beef. Most grocery stores sell select and choice. This grade is established by the packing house and is based primarily on the fat content of the animal.”
And now you know.
One other morsel: Prime rib, also known as “standing rib roast,” is a tender, flavorful roast cut from the center of the rib section of the steer.
National Prime Rib Day Activities
Pick one of the many traditional recipes online, buy the ingredients, and make it an event.
There are generally lots of options for this American favorite.
This recipe calls for 10 cloves of garlic.
Why We Love National Prime Rib Day
Made super moist, perfectly seasoned, and tender — it's rather amazing — if you love beef.
It is cut from the primal rib and is one of the eight primal cuts of beef.
Most diners choose prime rib for special occasions.