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Beef Ribs Tastes?

Anthony Up NorthAnthony Up North Posts: 205
edited 3:54AM in EggHead Forum
Yesterday I made 4 lbs of Beef ribs for the first time. Never ate beef ribs any time in my life. [p]Marinated these overnight in a strong marinade (with a apple cider and sherry as a base to break down the tough meat fiber.)[p]Qued them about 4 hours (low and slow) 240-50 over a drip pan with water in it. The ribs were moist, relatively tender, but not to my taste, nor to my wife's.[p]They were very greasy, had a strong beef taste, and much too much fat remaining. Is this typical of beef ribs or peculiar to the ones we had? [p]I know tastes vary. What one person likes another doesn't We love pork ribs, both spares and baby backs. We would grade these ribs a C. [p]What are your experiences and opinions about beef ribs?[p]Anthony[p]

Comments

  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    Anthony Up North,
    Didn't cook them long enough. 6 hrs min to get rid of the fat and grease.

  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    Anthony Up North,[p]I agree with JJ. Lower and slower (200-220F for 6+ hours) will render the grease, mellow the beef taste, but still leave fat. Beef ribs tend to be bone, fat, and then some meat.[p]I try to obtain the meatiest ribs I can and buy twice the amount as compared to providing spare ribs. Our favorite method is to marinate overnight in pineapple juice.[p]Spin
  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
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    <p />Anthony Up North, the ribs in the picture (cooked at about 225-250 for 5 hours) are from the one (and only) time that I made beef ribs.[p]Beef ribs aren't bad, but I prefer baby backs for the amount of time invested - there is nothing like pork on the BBQ! Have a great evening.[p][p][p]

    [ul][li]Gfw's BBQ[/ul]
  • FingersFingers Posts: 37
    Spin,
    Do you add any spices to the marinade Or just straight Pineapple juice?
    Thanks
    Fingers

  • Gfw,[p]I agree with you. I suspect JJ is right though, but even if more of the fat was rendered, the beef ribs would be still more greasy than the pork. We too love pork on the grill![p]I'll give beef ribs another shot do it the way the guys below recommended. Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised. Will try a different marinade. [p]Anthony

  • sprintersprinter Posts: 1,188
    Anthony Up North,[p]You might want to try the ribs with no marinate at all or with only a rub that you're familiar with. This will give youthe flavor of what they taste like so you can see what you can add to them to fit your tastebuds. Just an idea. Not a big beef rib person either.[p]Troy
  • sprinter,[p]Now why didn't I think of that. I was just telling someone on e-mail that I did not really care for marinades but would rather have the taste of the meat shine. Spices (rubs) tend to do that.[p]thanks Troy.[p]Anthony

  • DecDec Posts: 70
    Spin,[p]I mostly use Wishbone Italian to marinade meats, this can become very expensive. Besides pineapple juice, what are some other less expenive marinades for chicken, steaks, and ribs.[p]Dec[p]
  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
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    <p />Dec, there are a variety od marinates and rubs posted in the recipe section of this site and if you get bored, check out the recipe section of my BBQ site. And if you like books, check out...[p]Barbecue! Bible : Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades, Bastes, Butters, and Glazes - Steven Raichlen. Lots of great ideas and recipes for rubs and marinates. [p]The ones that you make are probably much better than the ones that you can buy - in addition, you can modify the original recipe to meet your tastes.[p]Good luck![p]
    [ul][li]Gfw's BBQ [/ul]
  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    BBQ_Bible2.jpg
    <p />Dec, there are a variety od marinates and rubs posted in the recipe section of this site and if you get bored, check out the recipe section of my BBQ site. And if you like books, check out...[p]Barbecue! Bible : Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades, Bastes, Butters, and Glazes - Steven Raichlen. Lots of great ideas and recipes for rubs and marinates. [p]The ones that you make are probably much better than the ones that you can buy - in addition, you can modify the original recipe to meet your tastes.[p]Good luck![p]
    [ul][li]Gfw's BBQ [/ul]
  • DecDec Posts: 70
    Gfw,[p] Thank you for the information. Does the book have "quick" marinades that are easy to make , I often BBQ at the spur of the moment. That is why the pineapple juice caught my attention. I doesn't get any easier than that, and cheap too. On weekends I have more time to get involved with the marinating process.
  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    Dec, I haven't found any marinate that takes more than about 15 minutes to make - if you have time on the weekends, make the marinate and save it util you need it - my experience is that making the marinate doesn't consume any time - the time is consumed, a rightly so, applying the marinate![p]Good luck![p]

  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    Dec,
    This will give you some help

    [ul][li]BBQ Sauces[/ul]
  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    Hello Fingers,[p]We prefer straight pineapple juice.[p]Spin

  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    Dec,[p]Beer works well when used overnight. It has a pH of 4.5 and is a gentle tenderizer.[p]Spin

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