My wife bought me beef back ribs instead of baby back ribs!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by delarosa74868, May 27, 2010.

  1. I have never done beef ribs.  From a few of the threads I have read on here, you pretty much cook the same way as BB's.  So my question is, are they as tender and juicy as BB's, or do I need to toss them and get some BB's?
  2. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's beef. They don't have to cook as long as back ribs. Cook them to about 150 and you'll be good.
  3. harryho

    harryho Smoke Blower

    The process will be pretty much the same.

    Beef Back ribs will have a much thicker membrane than Pork Spare ribs so you might have to fight it a little bit to get it off the ribs.

    As far as recipes are concerned, I really am not fond of using brown sugar on the rub for beef ribs, but I use it for pork.

    I would go with a 3-2-1 process for them. That would be a good baseline.
  4. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    +1 on the membrane. I've done them a couple of times, they are fatty things IMO so a longer cook is better for rendering that out. 6 hrs low and slow with or without foil and with your favorite beef rub. Be sure to post pics.
  5. You will be amazed wit beef ribs they are sssssssooooooooooooooooooooo good cook the same as pork.  I have never foiled mine.  Low and slow you will love em
  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have never cooked them myself but all the posts I see of people making them they cook them the same as pork and they look wonderful. You will like you.
  7. smokey paul

    smokey paul Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Not to steel this thread but i just was at Sammy and got beef ribs but they are already cut into bones (did not have a rack) should I just tie them together and slow cook or leave them open and spread then around and slow cook. I like the beef ribs i saw in a different thread and want to try them again...

    Tks and hope this will help others also...

    Note just checked they call them " Beef short ribs tryed"??
    Last edited: May 27, 2010
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now I have found them and smoked them several times. Now I didn't know either so I smoked them like the spares 3-2-1 and foiled them an all. Now they came out pretty good and alittle more tough them I wanted so I would foile them for alittle longer then the 2 hours it called for. So give it a try and let us know and don't forget the Qview.
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  9. Im glad they can be cooked like pork ribs.  Im smoking spares, baby backs and a butt at the same time as the beef ribs[​IMG]
  10. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I never do them more than 4 1/2 hours. Do them kinda how you would like your steak. I want them med-rare. Marinade in mojo crillio. Its great for beef. I have then placed them in an aluminum pan in the smoker with some mojo in the bottom and spooned it over the ribs as they cook. Rotate the ribs and you'll see them color up. A second way is a modified 3-2-1. More like 2-2-.5.  I like to spray them with a mix of Makers Mark an Apple juice. Most of the beef backed ribs I do are the individually cut ones. Seem to be meatier.


    Last edited: May 27, 2010
  11. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    You are going to have fun with those Beef Ribs.  Next time, ask her to accidentally get some uncut Beef Short Ribs.  Whoo!  The eating is so good. 

    My last batch of beef ribs, I cooked straight through as if I was using the 3-2-1 method.  I did not foil but as an after thought, maybe I should have for a more tender rack of ribs.  Have fun with it & don't forget the qview.
  12. They turned out great! You cant beat the price either,5 bucks for a two pack. Well, Im sure it is one big rack cut in half, but its better than 17 bucks for a rack of bb's![​IMG]   Im gonna do some more this weekend too.
  13. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    No pics? come on now[​IMG]

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