Around here (north texas) I often get advertisements and salesmen trying to sell beef at wholesale prices. The cost is about half of what I pay at my local butcher. (I really like my local butcher by the way.) The other day I had one of these salesmen come buy and I bought a set of t-bones from him. 4lbs for $20.00. They are graded choice and three out of four have nice marbling. He wanted me to buy 40lbs. but I wasn't about to do that without first trying a smaller purchase. I am recovering from surgery right now so I haven't had a chance to cook them but the situation has brough several questions to mind...
1) Has anyone dealt with a wholeseller like this before? What were you opions of the results?
2) How do you determine the quality of frozen steak?
3) Has anyone ever bought their meat in large quantities before, what were the results?