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Elkhound
05-10-2005, 11:38 AM
Luther's BBQ in Texas used to serve beef ribs. Does anyone know what cut they were or even where I can get the type of ribs they used? I miss the all you can eat for $9.99 deal they used to have. They have since changed to pork ribs which are also good, but if I can get my hands on some of the beef ribs, I am going to give them a try.

brdbbq
05-10-2005, 11:51 AM
See them, just about everywhere in McKinney

Mark
05-10-2005, 12:06 PM
Texas-based "County Line" used to serve good beef ribs. They were the ribs off "prime rib"

Elkhound
05-10-2005, 12:55 PM
Hate to buy an entire rib roast just to get the ribs.

Bigdog
05-10-2005, 03:01 PM
Hate to buy an entire rib roast just to get the ribs.

You might want to check with your local butcher to see if he/she can cut you off some. Around here we refere to those ribs as dinosaur ribs. Good luck. I'm a beef rib man too.

Mark
05-10-2005, 03:14 PM
Good point dog. The ribs are basically a by-product of prime rib and should be relatively cheap. After all, people buying prime rib ain't gonna be happy paying for bones. Back when I lived is Austin, I'd routinely leave County Line after dinner with a large box of "sub-standard" ribs they'd give me for my Irish Wolfhound. Fully smoked but no sauce. Have to admit I ate one or two (just to see if my dog would like them).

Bigdog
05-10-2005, 03:42 PM
Another way to get them is to ask someone who buys their beef by the side and ask them if you can but the ribs. They will probably just give them to you. I got a bunch of short ribs this way. They suck if you don't know how to cook them.

Elkhound
05-10-2005, 03:43 PM
Sounds like I'm goin dinosaur huntin.

jgh1204
05-11-2005, 08:49 AM
Here is my recipe for beef ribs. Buy the cheapest finger ribs you can find.
Take off the membrane. Rub generously with your favorite rub.
Let sit 24 hours. Throw in the trash. Get some pork ribs because I cannot cook beef ribs to save my life.

Bigdog
05-11-2005, 02:15 PM
Here is my recipe for beef ribs. Buy the cheapest finger ribs you can find.
Take off the membrane. Rub generously with your favorite rub.
Let sit 24 hours. Throw in the trash. Get some pork ribs because I cannot cook beef ribs to save my life.

Nice. :lol:

nucleargeek
05-11-2005, 02:45 PM
My advice would be to get used to pork ribs and forget about the dinosaur bones. You want beef....make a brisket!

dapittboss
05-11-2005, 04:22 PM
I'll make beef ribs once in a while just for a change. As long as you get it into your head that they wont be as good and meaty as your pork ribs, you will be ok. They still taste good, just not as good. Or not. Hell, I don't know.

Jorge
05-11-2005, 04:54 PM
I'll soak them overnight in some tomato juice, vinegar, mustard, rub of the day etc. Cook about 250 until tender. Finish over the grill to firm up the crust. They aren't fall apart tender like you can make a pork rib, but it's a nice beef flavor. Not better, just different. Have the butcher trim the ribs from a rib roast is a winner. If the price isn't insane I have that done and then get the roast sliced 1" thick for steaks and FoodSaver them. The ribs are a bonus.

Neil
05-12-2005, 04:31 AM
Sam's Club usually has beef ribs for $1.88/#. I 3-2-1 them just like spares and they turn out great. Just make sure you keep your temps down, 190-200. Very tastey and tender.

jgh1204
05-13-2005, 12:05 AM
Now when I think about doing beef ribs, I just throw $10 bucks in the trash. It's quicker and the results are the same.