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The Instacart guide to beef ribs

Beef Ribs Near Me

Buy your favorite Beef Ribs online with Instacart. Order Short Ribs, Beef Back Ribs, Beef Country-Style Chuck Ribs, and more from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

FAQs about beef ribs

The biggest difference between baby back ribs and beef ribs is the animal from which they came. Baby back ribs are pork, while beef ribs are from cows. Baby back ribs come specifically from the loin, or back, of a pig. Other types of pork ribs include spare ribs, which come from the belly, and St. Louis ribs, a special trimming style done to spare ribs. For St. Louis ribs, the spare ribs are made into a rectangle instead of the traditional triangle. Both beef and pork ribs can be prepared similarly by either barbecuing or smoking them.

The beef ribs that look like they may have come off the back of a dinosaur due to their significant size are the plate short ribs. One rib can weigh as much as one to 2.5 pounds. They are usually sold as a three-rib set, tipping the scales at over five pounds. Just one rib of the short plate ribs is enough to serve two to three people and have them walk away full.

Depending on the thickness of your beef ribs and the temperature of your smoker, you can expect to spend two to six hours smoking a set of beef ribs. The key to perfect smoking is to keep the smoker's temperature constant, adding wood as needed, and spritzing the ribs occasionally until they reach a deep brown color.