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So, I'm Confused....

ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 519
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
In my local Dominick's yesterday I saw Boneless Pork Loin Back Ribs.   By definition, how do boneless baby back ribs even exist?   Has anyone ever seen/cooked these before?
Chicago, Illinois


  • There can be a lflap of meat on spares and loins that they trim off when packaging. This is what the delicious ^#(^ McRib is made from. It's actually good meat. I bet that is what you are seeing.

  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 519
    I should have taken a picture...   its a full slab and you can see where they cut the bones out.   I may buy them tonight and just toss em on @ 250 and stick a toothpick in every 2 hours or so.  3.99 a pound, but not paying for bones, so why not.
    Chicago, Illinois
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,776
    That cut has been showing up at the nearest market for maybe 10 years. They just call them "boneless baby back." As far as I can tell, its from the muscle that is found on the small side to a "t-bone" pork chop.

    If that is what you have, it is really easy to cook. It can be cooked hot and fast, or low for a couple of hours. My no fail method is a few hours in teriyaki, then a good coat of S&P and garlic powder, and  300, indirect, till center is 145F.
  • ccpoulin1ccpoulin1 Posts: 390
    Don't forget, meat gains alot of flavor from the bone and marrow....

    "You are who you are when nobody is looking"

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited June 2012
    thanks gdenby.  no idea what those things are in the case labelled 'ribs', when they have no bones
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,356
    We saw them at Sam's the other day.  
    stike, probably some marketing guys came up with the term to convince people they were getting a good deal by not having to pay for the bone.  I am with you,  no bones .. not ribs.
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • OutcastOutcast Posts: 112
    Will the horror ever end?!  First we had the boneless chicken ranches with little blobs like boneless hog farms too?!  Tragic.....
  • Phoenix824Phoenix824 Posts: 243
    Will the horror ever end?!  First we had the boneless chicken ranches with little blobs like boneless hog farms too?!  Tragic.....
    Steve Van Wert, Ohio XL BGE
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