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Beef Back Ribs
« on: March 01, 2018, 08:49:20 PM »
As much as I cook, traveled and try new things there's always something to learn.

I found these at a store I usually shop at and it's the first time I saw them there, for the price I bought some thinking I would try to cook them like real meaty ribs and if that didn't work I would use it for broth. These didn't look like there was much meat on them but wait, it's deceiving.
Can you believe this price?




After some Youtube research I feel like I stole them. This is the ribs they cut off the ribeye roast to make ribeye steaks and I know I love those bones when I cook a rib roast so the cook began. I seasoned them with S&P & Cavenders salt free seasoning after coating them in EVOO. Put on the pit set up to smoke using Hichory chips.

2 hours later I wrapped them in foil and back on the pit, it was hard not to cut off a bone and taste it. It smelled like prime rib cooking.

I unwrapped and set them back on the pit for 15 minutes to dry the crust a little and get a little more color.

After a 20 minute rest I sliced them up and had to taste one, pure beef goodness. Tender and juicy and I think it's better than brisket with 1/2 the cooking time.


I didn't really plan sides because this was more of an experiment but I cooked some boxed fettuccine and a salad with tomatoes from the greenhouse.

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Re: Beef Back Ribs
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 06:01:57 AM »
WOW I didn't think anything Beef was under $2 a pound.They look Delicious


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Re: Beef Back Ribs
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2018, 06:43:17 AM »
That looks delicious Ragun.  For a minute I thought I could smell them on the grille!  ;D
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Re: Beef Back Ribs
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2018, 08:11:56 AM »
Those look cooked to perfection.  I had them for the first time last year from the steer we harvested and it will be on the menu from now on.
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Re: Beef Back Ribs
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2018, 08:15:50 AM »
Rob-- great job as usual.  Looks tender, tasty, and perfect.
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Re: Beef Back Ribs
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2018, 10:46:25 AM »
RagunG.....almost cruel to post something so delicious looking !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Beef Back Ribs
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2018, 12:17:14 PM »
Even though I might only be able to eat one they look like a million dollars.    I expect nothing less from your pit.   
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Re: Beef Back Ribs
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2018, 04:19:49 PM »
Thanks guys, they came out good. Next time I think I'm gonna try them in the oven like a prime rib, blasted for the first few minutes then low and slow.

I still can't believe the price. Someone had to make a mistake, maybe the butcher so he can load his freezer too.

I went back today and bought all they had left, I even got the last 2 packs they had in the back. I almost felt guilty but the feeling didn't linger long enough to matter. :)

I got home, removed them from the trays and re-wrapped in saran wrap. I'm good for a while!! :D :D

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Re: Beef Back Ribs
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2018, 07:29:26 PM »
A load of those would be worth buying another freezer.   :D
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Re: Beef Back Ribs
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2018, 05:34:12 AM »
Ive not seen them here yet but in Florida we had them all the time. Like you said its a byproduct of the prime rib. If you buy the entire prime rib they would ask how you wanted it, most people would just say cut the bones off, did not want to pay prime rib price for the bones. but i would ask them to cut the bones off, weigh the meat then tie the ribs back on.. Something they gladly did, and the flavor.......... well you know..

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Re: Beef Back Ribs
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2018, 07:49:19 AM »
Brent I have ask at two grocery butcher shops an both have them once in a while but they will order in what you want if you give them 2 days.   My order is going in today!   
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Re: Beef Back Ribs
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2018, 05:21:31 PM »
Here's a good video on buying beef ribs, he explains it well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mBc1UtOmiQ