Christmas time is the greatest excuse there ever was to roast a big chunk of meat. It seems to be the meal of the year where price doesn't matter as much as getting the best meal on the table. Still you may want to know how much it is going to cost you to bring your Christmas masterpiece to the table. I get the most questions on my blog asking about what Costco has available. I have done the research at my Costco in Ann Arbor, Michigan, so I present to you my guide to Costco's Christmas Tenderloin and Beef Roasts for the year Two Thousand Fifteen.
Make sure to also check out my 2015 Christmas Ham Costco Guide as well
Choice Peeled Beef Tenderloin, $19.99/lb
It doesn't get any more tender than this or more expensive. This tenderloin has already been peeled and trimmed for you so it's ready to go in the oven or be sliced up for Filet Mignon steaks. What has been peeled off is a layer called silver skin - it is anything but tender. It must be removed as it is not edible so at least with this cut you do not need to worry about that step.
Eye of Round Roast, $4.99/lb
If you are on a tight budget you may want to consider an Eye of Round Roast. It is a lot cheaper than the other beef roasts. I am not going to tell you that it will be as good however if you cook it right it still can be a very enjoyable hunk of meat. I have a recipe I posted in first month my blog was online. Kind of embarassing to show this but the information is still useful - My recipe for Eye of Round Roast.
Choice Ribeye Roast Boneleess, Checking with store on price
The same hunk of meat that Ribeye steaks - in my opinion the most flavorful steak. It would be easy to carve - it's boneless.
Choice Standing Rib Roast, Checking with store on price
As far as I am concerned this is the crown jewel of Christmas roasts. If money is no object this is what I would choose to serve on Christmas day each and every year. Looking for a recipe - try Alton Brown's Dry Aged Standing Rib Roast
Other Cuts to Consider
What I shared with you so far is the more traditional Christmas beef roasts, but there are other beefy options to try. While I usually save brisket for St. Patrick's Day, that doesn't mean you can't try it on Christmas. Flat Cut brisket is going for $6.99/lb. You can put it in your oven on Christmas morning, filling the house with a wonderful smell all the way to dinner time. Another low and slow option would be short ribs, currently priced at $7.99/lb. Top Round Roasts are going for $4.89/lb and are a similar cheap option as the eye of round (although I would choose the Eye of Round over the Top Round). If you are looking for a faster cooking beef, try Flank steak. Marinate for a couple hours and then place it under your oven's broiler and in no time you will tasty beef, served sliced thin. Flank steak is going for $6.99/lb.
If you buy an beef for Christmas from Costco, I would love to hear some feedback. Leave a comment below, let me know if you paid the same price I mentioned and what you did with the cut. Thanks for reading.
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While you are at Costco, make sure to look out for these cheeses that are all under $5 per pound. Great for any holiday party.