Why aren't beef ribs more popular?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by dingo007, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. dingo007

    dingo007 Smoking Fanatic

    I just did these...just spog and 4hrs over Pecan. Did them on the lower level of the mini wsm with street corn on top. Came out amazing.
    Don't get me wrong. I like me some pork ribs... But at $7 for an 8 rib rack for these boys I now have my go to ribs.
    Maybe it just an Aussie thing?
  2. I never see them much here in northern Michigan but I really want to try them and those look great
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    For me personally, I love beef ribs ! When I see meaty ones (which is seldom) in the store, I buy em all. But like I say, it's seldom as they are usually just bones with very little meat. I like em after I smoke my PR too, dang tasty ! But getting some custom cut beef in a few weeks & gonna hopefully have them cut me some good ol meaty ones out of it !

    Yours look real tasty ! Thumbs Up
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2016
  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I think it's the fact there isn't much meat on them,unless you cut your own. I was about to get some last week there was one great pack the rest were almost bare!! Maybe I need to befriend a couple butchers.:biggrin:
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yea the best place to get them is to buy a whole bone in rib eye roast & cut the bones off yourself leaving more meat on them than a butcher would.

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  6. dingo007

    dingo007 Smoking Fanatic

    Maybe I've been lucky. But I've seen center cut ribs at Wally World across a most of the southern states? $7-8 a pack?
  7. Hello.  I used to buy them quite often back in Texas.  Well the short ribs that is.  I can't find them in England.  I am working on that.  I think maybe the "mad cow" thing had something to do with it.  Usually can find a T-bone either.  They didn't sell beef on the bone for years.  Very versatile cut of meat.  Low ans slow in the smoker, in the oven or braised on the cook top; low and slow.  Keep Smokn!

  8. dingo007

    dingo007 Smoking Fanatic

    And been a decent feed for the wife and two boys.
  9. mtime7

    mtime7 Fire Starter

    I do beef plate ribs, love them
  10. I did a few beef ribs a while back, and they were super veiny. Huge veins running right next to the bones and not much meat. I've had my eye out for some good looking short ribs, but I won't try any other beef ribs again.
  11. whistech

    whistech Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Wow, I would love to find some beef ribs like that!    Looks delicious.
  12. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Danny, picked some up from Bookers the other week.

  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking ribs Dingo! I prefer beef to pork ribs. Big ol Dino bones are the best!
  14. heubrewer

    heubrewer Meat Mopper

    Fads....Right now brisket is popular. I remember when skirt stake was popular. Give it time and soon beef ribs will be popular and you will not be able to get then anymore. In other words be glad they are "unpopular" :biggrin:

    As for me I love beef ribs, Betst thing about a standing rib roast, you get beef ribs and sliced prime rib combined.
  15. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    I just have a hard time finding decent beef ribs. But I keep looking...

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