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The Instacart guide to beef back rib products


About beef back ribs

As you can guess by the name, beef back ribs come from a cow's back just behind the shoulder. Beef back ribs are large, about 6 to 8 inches, and they're a great value if you want to get significant bang for your buck. Beef back ribs are among the most affordable types of ribs on the market. If you've been to a barbecue, you've likely tasted beef back ribs before.

To eat beef back ribs, you hold the bone in your hands and chew the meat off of the bone. However, you can also remove the meat from beef back ribs and use it in stews or other recipes.

When shopping for beef ribs, you'll likely come across short ribs and back ribs. Short ribs are called short ribs, not because of their length but because they come from the cow's short plate. Meanwhile, back ribs come from the dorsal area. Short ribs have meat on top of the bones, while beef back rib meat is between the bones.

Beef back ribs are relatively tender in texture when prepared correctly. They are a tough cut of meat, but they also have a strong, rich beefy flavor thanks to their fatty composition. 

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FAQs About Beef Back Ribs

Beef back ribs have some health benefits. They contain a solid amount of protein, which can reduce your appetite and hunger levels. Protein can also increase your muscle mass and strength, improve bone health, reduce cravings, boost metabolism, increase fat burning, lower your blood pressure, and help maintain weight loss.

Beef back ribs also contain iron. Iron helps with many vital functions in the body, including focus, energy, gastrointestinal processes, the regulation of body temperature, and the immune system. Zinc is commonly found in beef back ribs as well, which effectively reduces your risk of age-related diseases, speeds wound healing, reduces inflammation, and boosts immune health.

Use beef back ribs as soon as possible for the best flavor. If you're storing uncooked beef back ribs, they can stay in the refrigerator for three to five days. To extend the shelf life of your beef back ribs, you can freeze them. Wrap the original store packaging in airtight heavy-duty aluminum foil, freezer paper, or plastic wrap. You can also place the packaged ribs in a heavy-duty freezer bag to avoid freezer burn. When kept in the freezer, beef back ribs can last for six to 12 months.

Beef back ribs are typically precut and packaged by a butcher. When browsing the cuts of meat, look for pieces that are vivid red and pink. Raw beef back ribs that are brown or pale are likely spoiled.

Beef back ribs contain meat between the bones rather than on top. Butchers use the meat on the top and bottom of beef back ribs for other cuts of meat. Look for beef back ribs with significant amounts of meat between each bone to get the most for your money.

Beef back ribs have a lot of marbling because of their high-fat composition. It's normal for beef back ribs to have many fat spots, so don't fear these cuts of meat: The more fat, the more flavor.

When using the Instacart app, all you have to do is add beef back ribs to your order, and an Instacart shopper can deliver your beef back ribs to you in as little as 2 hours when available! You can save meal preparation time by using the convenience of the Instacart app for your meat purchasing.
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