Meatless Beef Ribs

Discussion in 'Beef' started by slipaway, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. slipaway

    slipaway Meat Mopper

    So, I send my son to the store and tell him "If they have a beef ribs (7 bone) at a decent price please pick some up". I don't know whether the butcher saw him coming or what but he came home with the thinnest rack of beef ribs I have ever seen. He said "The butcher said he had just taken off the ribeye so this should be tasty and they are fresh".

    Not having the heart to send him back to the store I paid him, thanked him and put them in my freezer.

    Fast forward 3 months...... I now have thawed out beef ribs that have minimal meat on them but I want to use them somehow.

    All of you beef-eaters out there ----- other than throwing the out ---- any ideas?

    Thanking anyone in advance for their ideas.......
  2. MMMMMM.... MMMMM I feel a good beef stock coming on. Slightly smoke the ribs then boil them bones to make a good stock.
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would just go ahead & smoke them, they won't be dinner, but I bet they make a good snack.

  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    It's not uncommon for stores to sell the ribs off roasts like that or prepacked. There isn't much eating but what's there is tasty. They make great stock or soup. I make Pho Bo, a Vietnamese Beef Noodle soup with them that is great. Or, save them for a Mixed Grill. Rack of Beef Ribs, Rack of Spare Ribs and some Chix Leg Quarters. Now the little bit of beef is part of a bigger meal...JJ

    Last edited: Feb 28, 2016
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Smoke or oven roast,treat them as if they were a prime rib with seasoning. After cooking pick some of the meat with knife and fork,then make a beef Barley Soup

  6. radioguy

    radioguy Smoking Fanatic

    A great onion soup always starts with a good rich beef broth.

  7. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    SA, I looked at some beef ribs at Wally world a few days ago, looked like yours sound. They had very little meat and a lot of bone. I put them back !
  8. slipaway

    slipaway Meat Mopper

    The beef stock ideas are sort of where I was heading. I may put some heat on them for awhile first and see if there is enough meat to get a few bites off of each rib.

    CrazyMoon - Right idea, but Toooooooooo late

    Chef Jimmy - (always like your  posts) - however, these are already thawed out and nothing to go with them for several I may just follow your first thoughts - smoke 'em and get a few flavorful bites off of each one.

    Thanx guys.

    Smoke 'em if you got 'em
  9. Thank you JJ....... I have been on a liquid diet since thursday and was not looking forward to another night of ensure and chicken soup. Pho it is for me tonight. That flavorful broth will get me through tonight.

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