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Beef Ribs- Major Fail

jbennyjbenny Posts: 147
edited 11:43AM in EggHead Forum
Did my first attempt at beef ribs and they turned out way way to salty. Had to throw them out. I could tell the flavor of the meat was great but the rub killed it. I put standard rubs I would use on a brisket but it was overkill.

Luckily, I had a rack of pork ribs which turned out great. Any Advice?


  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Uhhh.....,maybe try a less salty rub next time :whistle: :huh:
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Never done beef ribs but I've seen some tastee lookin ones on here.I'd say try again with a LIGHT dusting of rub.Coffee based rubs are good on beef.
  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,631
    What rub did you use? I've used a lot of different commercial rubs and while they do have salt, they weren't salty enough that the meat had to be thrown out. I now use my own blends of spices and only put in a little salt.
    Large BGE
    Barry, Lancaster, PA
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 20,918
    lysanders spicey bourbon and white sugar :laugh: the lysanders is mostly a pepper rub. i like witchy red, but its hard to get, rrp has the recipe, but its really expensive to make that rub, it has to be made in bulk and its still expensive to make
  • RRPRRP Posts: 20,456
    Thanks Mike - even my personal stash of Witchy Red is dwindling, so I keep it special for pork where we like it best. BTW were able to track down Ken with that lead I gave you the other night?
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    like Hoss said a coffee based rub is good. Dizzy pig does a number of salt free rubs and those are our favorite.
  • jbennyjbenny Posts: 147
    Yeah, I rarely put mustard on beef and I did this time. Didn't even look like the mustard was burning off
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 20,918
    no , just glad to hear he is ok, remember there was some problems, witchy is a great rub, my dad still talks about the happy pappy
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,185
    Could it be just to much of a good thing?
    Sometimes it just seems more rub and it will be better and its....just too much rub....
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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