Wednesday from Sam’s Wholesale I picked up a whole top sirloin (16.72 lbs @ US $3.97/lb) and a whole strip loin (16.83 lbs @ US $5.98 / lb). Ribeye was more — I think $7.98 for the subprimal, and I’ve got one aging and a bunch of cut ribeyes in the freezer, so I didn’t buy any.
I was surprised at the low price for whole top sirloin – the cut packages sell for $4.98 / lb, so that’s a very significant discount. I didn’t compare the strip loin.
The sirloin wouldn’t fit into my chamber sealer, so I separated the rump cover (picanha) and trimmed off some of the thicker fat.
I’ll package the strip loin tomorrow using the Sinbo, or maybe trying a VacMouse with my FS Vac 1050. It usually seems pretty eager to call it good and seal, so I admit I’m a little skeptical. But hopeful.