Super Beef Rib question

Discussion in 'Beef' started by hilbillyinca, May 6, 2009.

  1. hilbillyinca

    hilbillyinca Smoke Blower

    So I went to Baby Blue's the other day. (BBQ joint in Venice Beach, CA and San Francisco, CA).

    One of their specialty items is a beef rib. Yes one rib. It is essentially a steak hanging off a rib bone and is very very good.

    My question is, would this just be a single bone prime rib? I've never seen ribs cut like this in the store, and would love to do it home.

    Any idea what this cut would be called, if it is not a single bone prime rib?
  2. I think that would be a ribeye. Sounds excellent.
  3. hilbillyinca

    hilbillyinca Smoke Blower

    anybody ever smoke ribeye. Thats my fave cut of steak, but never tried smoking. just seems like a grilling meat to me
  4. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    I've done them too with great success. Small or large, smoking gives it a better flavor for sure. Just be careful not to overcook, in fact, remove at about 125 and sear it on the grill till desired doneness.
  6. hilbillyinca

    hilbillyinca Smoke Blower

    Thanks Ron for the pics, and everyone for the advice, I'm gonna give this a shot this weekend. I'll put up qview when i do!
  7. My favorite way to cook steak (and the only method approved by wife) has been to cook them in the oven to about 115 for mine and 125 for hers, then finish them by searing in a hot-hot-hot cast iron skillet.

    Never thought about steak in a smoker, but makes sense to do the initial cook in the smoker, then finish in the skillet.

    Will have to try that ASAP.
  8. bbq addict

    bbq addict Smoke Blower

    Hilbilly, you are right. Prime rib with the bone is a standing rib roast, without the bone it's just a Rib Roast, if you cut the rib roast into 1-1 1/2 in sections they are rib eye steaks. say potato, I say yum! [​IMG]
  9. jamesb

    jamesb Smoking Fanatic

    Sounds like you have described a Cowboy Rib Steak... Basically just a bone in ribeye steak where the bone has been frenched...

    Example (not my pic)
  10. Make mine a two bone steak [​IMG]

    As said above... start in the smoker, then sear it with your best method... awesome meal!!!

    aka Rocky
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My, My, that's a rib eye.
  12. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    love the ribeye cut. I buy the whole slab and hang it in the smoker from a bar across the smoker box. It is more than good. Throw in a couple of potatoes, and a bunch of aspagus wrapped in bacon and your in HEAVEN with a drool rag.
  13. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Prime rib on a bone [​IMG]

Share This Page