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Jaccard and boneless short ribs

sjrsjr Posts: 3
Hi All,

I have smoked boneless short ribs(usually about 4-5 hours) many times.  I always get great flavor but they are usually tough.  Has anyone used a jaccard meat tenderizer on meat they have smoked for a long time?  I want to treat the ribs almost like a brisket and wait till the internal temperature reaches 203 deg.  I usually get impatient around 180 deg.

Steve

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,810
    I have never used a Jaccard for boneless short ribs, but then I've done boneless short ribs once on the grill, they were way to chewy. Braising has been the cooking method of choice, tender lots of taste. 
    I have used a Jaccard on a large eye of round that was smoked at 225-250 for a couple of hours and it was very good, nice smoke ring and the Jaccard changed the texture quite a bit, quite tender. 
    If the chewyness of ribs is caused by silver tissue, I'm not sure Jaccarding would make a huge difference. If it is caused by muscle tissue, I think the Jaccard might help. 
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,039
    sjr said:
    Hi All,

    I have smoked boneless short ribs(usually about 4-5 hours) many times.  I always get great flavor but they are usually tough.  Has anyone used a jaccard meat tenderizer on meat they have smoked for a long time?  I want to treat the ribs almost like a brisket and wait till the internal temperature reaches 203 deg.  I usually get impatient around 180 deg.

    Steve
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 21,745
    I'm with skiddy on this - braise them.  I do them sous vide then sear them on the grill.  If you can find veal short ribs, they'll probably low and slow on the grill fine.

    If you can get a slow cooker to hold 140-170F, you can seal them up (no air) in a bag or foodsaver and do a ghetto sous vide - 24 hours at 170 or 48-72 hours at 140F.  Take them out of the bag and sear on the grill.  They'll melt in your mouth.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,665
    edited March 2013
    sjr said:
    Hi All,

    I have smoked boneless short ribs(usually about 4-5 hours) many times.  I always get great flavor but they are usually tough.  Has anyone used a jaccard meat tenderizer on meat they have smoked for a long time?  I want to treat the ribs almost like a brisket and wait till the internal temperature reaches 203 deg.  I usually get impatient around 180 deg.

    Steve
    I have seen them done bulgogi style where the meat is cut away from the bone with only a short bit left. They were then pounded with a tenderizing mallet (knurled side). Jaccard would be similar

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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