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Top of the Rib

Top of the Rib

10 Reviews


Pasture Fed Black Angus Beef No Hormones or Antibiotics Humanely Raised & Handled U.S. Family Farms

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Top of the Rib is more marbled than a first cut brisket, but leaner than second cut and has slightly beefier flavor. It's a great roast for braising ahead and enjoying for any holiday meal. The even marbling in this roast also makes it a great candidate for smoking. *Price per pound is an estimate for comparison purposes only. Click on the "Details" tab to learn more.
About this cut

This roast is very similar to brisket in texture and cooking method and smaller than a whole brisket. More marbled than a first cut brisket, but leaner than second cut and a slightly beefier flavor.

Basic Cooking Technique:

Braise low and slow


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Additional Info

Products are packed with coolant during their journey to ensure they arrive in great shape. Meats will arrive frozen or refrigerated. Most of our products are shipped frozen; occasionally, due to a very quick turnaround between when the meats arrive at our freezing and distribution facility and when they are delivered to you, meats may be shipped fresh. Meat that is cold to the touch can be refrigerated for immediate use, or frozen for later use. Learn more.

*Price per pound is an estimate for comparison purposes only. Click on the "Details" tab to learn more.

  • 5
    moist, tender and very tasty

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 10th 2021


  • 5
    Top of the rib

    Posted by Arie on Apr 18th 2021

    This is a great cut. Lots of people make it like brisket but it’s also a great steak done on the grill. Treat it just like a ribeye (of which it’s a component) and cut slices across the grain. It’s my family’s favorite steak. You could even marinate it like skirt steak but that’s not necessary due to how flavorful it is alone.

  • 5
    Very satisfying

    Posted by Allyson Gur-Aryeh on Apr 6th 2021

    I prepared this cut of meat as I would a brisket. I passed it off as brisket, too. It was delicious and my husband kept saying how great the brisket turned out!

  • 5
    Great cut of meat

    Posted by Susan on Mar 31st 2021

    This was seared and braised. Came out tender and juice, a definite winner!

  • 5
    Simply the best!

    Posted by Amir on Sep 22nd 2020

    This meaty top of the rib lives somewhere between a first and second cut brisket, and I braised it with the Honey&Red Wine recipe, and it blew everyone away! CANNOT WAIT TO DO IT AGAIN!

  • 5
    Delicious Top of the Rib

    Posted by Marlene Schaffer on Aug 4th 2020

    I never had this cut before and it was sooooo good. Thank you.

  • 5
    I prefer it to brisket

    Posted by Elisheva Urbas on Apr 28th 2020

    Our go-to pot roast. This top of the rib is delicious, slices elegantly, braises easily in the oven to a much more tender texture than any brisket ever. Easy to cut in sections that you can layer in a baking pan to oven-braise. We dropped one third off with the quarantined grandparents, froze one, and ate one for dinner now.

  • 5
    Flavorful and juicy!

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 23rd 2019

    Really delicious, cooked a little lower than usual.

  • 5
    Everyone loves this!

    Posted by Mindy on Jan 28th 2019

    Perfect for a crowd. Prepare as you would a brisket - it comes out great every time.

How Many Pieces Will I Receive?

Our frozen meats are packaged in vacuum-sealed packages. Most packages contain one piece (ie, one Brisket). Some packages will contain two pieces (ie, Lamb Chops). Packages of smaller items, such as Chicken Wings or Pepper Steak, will contain multiple pieces.

For red meat items and multi-pack poultry items, vacuum-sealed packages may be packed in a cardboard box. If there is an option to choose how many packages you'd like in the box, you'll make that selection under "Customize Your Order." Then you'll choose your preferred weight (that is, the combined weight of all the the packages in that box.) If only one choice is showing in a green box, you do not need to make any selection.

Example: Lamb Chops

Let's say you're ordering Lamb Chops and you select the following:

You've chosen: 2 packages, ~1.1 lb, and the price shows $39.99.

You’ll receive 1 box, with 2 packages of lamb chops inside.

Each package will contain 2 lamb chops. You’ll have 4 lamb chops in total. We always try to pack similar-sized items, but you may find that some chops are slightly larger and some are slightly smaller.

How Much Does It Weigh?

We use weight ranges in order to keep our fulfillment system practical and manageable for items with variable weights (for example steaks. Packages of deli meats which are not sold by weight range as we can pack them by exact weight). The ranges are as small as practically possible to minimize the variation between the Selected Weight and the actual weght you receive. Because of this, if the price per pound is shown as "price/lb*", the *" indicates that it is an estimate for comparison purposes only, since the price associated with the selected weight is the price for all items within that weight range.

This chart shows the potential weight variance for selected weights on our site:  

Selected WeightPotential Weight Variance
under ~0.95 lb +/- 0.05 lb
~1 lb to ~2.1 lb +/- 0.1 lb
~2.2 lb to ~2.7 lb +/- 0.3 lb
~2.9 lb to ~10 lb +/- 0.25 lb
~10.5 lb to ~19.5 lb +/- 0.5 lb
over ~20 lb +/- 1 lb

For example: 

  • An item with a Selected Weight of ~1.5 lb could weigh as much as 1.6 lb or as little as 1.4 lb
  • An item with a Selected Weight of ~3 lb  could weigh as much as 3.25 lb or as little as 2.75 lb 

We keep the ranges as small as practically possible to minimize the variation you might receive. Sometimes you will receive a bit more than the listed weight, and sometimes a bit less. Our customers find that on average they receive what they are expecting. But if you find that your actual weights in an order are all below the listed average, please snap a picture of the weight labels and send it over to us, and we'll be happy to make things right.