If no questions are dumb....

Discussion in 'Pork' started by oxfordnative, May 1, 2008.

  1. I was in Sams the other day looking for baby backs and all they had were called back ribs.
    Are they one in the same or is there a difference in baby backs vs back ribs?
    Thanks in advance
  2. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't think there's a difference. Stoopid question back at ya - did they look like baby backs?
  3. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have seen them in the store labelled Top Loin Back ribs. If they were smaller than spares, and pork, then they were probably baby backs.

  4. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They are the same.

    from Wikipedia....

    "Baby back ribs, sometimes called loin ribs or simply back ribs, are taken from the top of the rib cage between the spine and the spareribs, below the loin muscle."
  5. They looked like baby backs but they appeared to be a little larger, I figured that they were one in the same but I was not sure.
  6. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'll go along with everybody else, same rack of bones.
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like BB's to me...
  8. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Good answers so far. Baby backs are also back ribs...just smaller....when they are cut and packed, slabs that weigh 1.75 lbs or less are labeled "baby backs", whereas, slabs that weigh more than that are just called "back ribs".

    At least that's what they taught me in the restaurant biz...[​IMG]

    Either way, they are both a good product, and you might be able to get the back ribs a little cheaper than the bb's.

    Hope this helps,
  9. funh2o

    funh2o Meat Mopper

    Yep, they are the same thing. I bought mine at Sam's also. They came packaged with three racks in a package. Looks like pic below

    Hope this helps

  10. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep, over the weight limit and they are no longer true "baby back" ribs.........but they are the same cut.

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