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Back Ribs

Back ribs

Information for Back Ribs

Cut Ratings

Flavor 4 star
Tenderness 4 star
Value 1 star
Leanness 3 star

Typical Cooking Methods

BBQ, Braise, Grill

Other Names for Back Ribs

Rib Bones, Texas Ribs, Barbecue Beef Ribs, Dinosaurs Ribs, Beef Spareribs

Good Substitutes for Back Ribs

Short Ribs

Traditional Dishes for Back Ribs

Western Beef Back Ribs, Barbequed Beef Back ribs

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Description of Back Ribs

The beef rib primal cut is one of the best beef cuts. Many of the famous American dishes like prime rib, rib eye steak and rib roasts come from this section. It is located between the shoulder area and the short loin area of the cow. The meat here is well-marbled, beefy and delicious when cooked right. No wonder, it is also one of the most expensive cuts apart from short loin primal cut.

The back rib is a well-known rib. According to many recipe books, the back ribs are even called "Dinosaurs ribs" because of their size. This cut is basically the rib eye steak with the bones. There are 6 to 7 back ribs per side in the cow. A back rib consists of 6 bones that weigh around two to three pounds. It will serve around three people max.

Although the short ribs are considered to be a substitute for back ribs, there is no comparison between the two cuts. Back ribs are more flavorful and tender even though the short ribs are meatier. With the right sauce, the back ribs exude aroma like none other. You can enjoy barbequing it in different styles such as the Chicago style or the Texas style. Adventurous individuals can also experiment with different marinates. The only disadvantage of this rib is that it is expensive compared to the short ribs. However short ribs are enjoyed by people as well. It is especially popular in the Asian cuisine.