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Wife doesn't want ribs. Suggestions?

CrazyHarryCrazyHarry Posts: 112
edited 4:56AM in EggHead Forum
Used an old Weber for years and was never able to regulate my temperatures very well. Consequently, the quality of my ribs has been all over the place over the years.

The last time I made ribs they were pretty awful, and to make matters worse I accidentally used iodized salt. My wife is allergic to iodine and the ribs actually made her sick. :sick:

Anyway, I'm trying ribs on my Egg for the first time today, but my wife has lost her taste for them (at least for now). Is there anything else I can cook for her at roughly the same time and temp as the ribs?

(If the ribs turn out good I'll give her a few of mine and I'm hoping that will change her mind about them.)


  • eggsrgreateggsrgreat Posts: 86
    Trade your wife for another rack of ribs LOL :laugh:
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Cook some brats.




    Or tuna melt - good old comfort food.


    Always good eats.

  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,494
    Egged tuna melt?!!!!????!!!??!!. Thanks GG, never even thought of sandwiches. You just opened up a whole new world to me. ;)
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  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    You will never want a non egg'd tuna melt again.

    Grilled cheese and tomato is great also as is BLT's or BLAT's (avocado BLT's)

  • CrazyHarryCrazyHarry Posts: 112
    HA! I'm going to tell her you said that -- so watch your back. ;)

    I'm trying to figure out if there's anything else I can cook, with some smoke going, at about 250ish for 4 or 5 hours. (So I can put it right on with the ribs.)
  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 481
    Have you thought about Country Pork Ribs? Really just pork shoulder that has been cut done into strips. 4 - 5 hours indirect on these should give you just about the texture for pulled pork or sauce them up and serve them whole.

    There is also Country Beef Ribs available but I would not put those on for the first couple of hours, as a result the smoke flavor will not be as strong.
    BBQ since 2010 - Oh my, what I was missing.
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,944
    If you can find them, and fit some one, beef back ribs (dino bones), cook at about the same temperature, but a lesser time than pork ribs. Short ribs also will work, but it may be a good idea to foil them for 45 min. because they are sometimes tough. Boneless short ribs are also good, but again, can be tough.

    If you are willing to slow the cook down, you could put on chicken thighs at about hour 3 of the rib cook, and baste them every 15 minutes. Also baste the ribs. It will probably add another .5 hour to the cook over-all, what with the added moisture, and temperature drops. However, the chicken will stay moist enough. My opinion at this point is that frequently basted ribs on the Egg are not as good as ones just left to cook. The basting will not hurt them, though. Just prevent drying from being in the open air for a few minutes.

    As to your history, welcome to the club. I spent decades trying to make decent ribs on any number of different metal grills. The results were, at best, passable. The Egg made an immediate 200% improvement.
  • CrazyHarryCrazyHarry Posts: 112
    Interesting idea about the country pork ribs! Was planning to do a pork butt this weekend, too, so maybe I could just slice off some strips and put them on the grill with the ribs.

    Thanks for all the suggestions, everybody.
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    A pork loin can be cooked more quickly, but it's always one of my favorites. Regardless of what you do....good luck with it. The Egg can make you a hero. :laugh:
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,349
    Scottborasjr wrote:
    Egged tuna melt?!!!!????!!!??!!. Thanks GG, never even thought of sandwiches. You just opened up a whole new world to me. ;)
    Me too! :woohoo:
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  • BucketheadBuckethead Posts: 285
    If the wife doesn't want ribs, tell her not to eat any! See what that gets ya......
    Good Luck
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