Where to buy big honkin' beef ribs
OK - So I've hit all the HEB's in my area, various Whole Food's, and a few miscellaneous meat markets around town, but I cannot find the real nice beef ribs you get at a good BBQ place. (See pic from my Franklin's trip a few weeks back)
I'm looking for raw beef ribs, bone in, with a big fatty chunk of meat still hanging on them.
All the places I've been to have the ribs still attached, but only some connective tissue left, and very very little meat once they're smoked down.
Any place y'all can think of that actually keeps these stocked?
Thanks in advance!
I buy whole slabs of beef short ribs at HEB all the time. You have ask for them because they normally cut them up into English-style short ribs or cross-cut kalbi-style for the display cases. They come in 4 rib slabs either 2 or 4 slabs to a package at about 4-lbs per slab. Expect to pay anywhere from $2.89 to $4.29/lb depending on who prices them and at which store. This is a package of two slabs I bought a few years ago. But lately they've been coming in 4-slab packs.
You can also get them at Restaurant Depot and Longhorn Meats.
Here they are rubbed and ready for the smoker so you can see these are not the typical meatless "soup bones", I call them. Sorry Chowhound doesn't allow you to view them full-screen in their full glory.
Lets try a flickr link instead:
You can page forward and backward to see other pictures of that particular smoking session. My pictures are best viewed full-screen for maximum flavor.