Boneless Country Style Ribs & taters

Discussion in 'Pork' started by irishteabear, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Took advantage of the weather and smoked some boneless country style ribs yesterday. Rubbed them with evoo and my rub. Smoked at 250 with apple for about 1 1/2 hrs. No prep or smoking pics, sorry, was distracted yesterday.

    Threw some red skin potatoes on after rubbing them with evoo, kosher salt and cbp.

    The kids loved the potatoes and were surprised by the smoke ring they had. We were disappointed in the ribs, they were more like a pork chop than ribs. I'd have to think twice before I buy another pack of them.
  2. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those do look like they where closer to loin/chop area, The only Boneless CS I have seen around here are just butts cut into strips, and cook up just like a butt also. They look great reguardless, I know how it is when your expectations are one thing and you get another,
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bye Golly that is a smoke ring. Good job dawn I have never seen one of them. Sorry about your ribs/chops maybe next time but yea on the potatoes.
  4. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job again Dawn.Bummer on ribs.Potatoes look delicous...
  5. mikey

    mikey Smoking Fanatic

    Sorry to hear the ribs were[​IMG] But look at the bright side, the spuds were a hit[​IMG] Might as well delete those country style "ribs" from the shopping list.
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm looking at some great Q Dawn. As far as the ribs go... there's always another rack in the future.
  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    It looks great [​IMG] sorry to hear the ribs weren't so good
  8. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The ribs did come from the loin, more than likely from the loin end or center cut. Rib end would have been better because of more fat. "Country Style Ribs" can be cut from pork shoulder, pork butt, any part of the loin, the ham, the neck meat, even the lean end (by the shoulder) of the belly (sidepork) - it's a generic term indicating a thick cut strip of pork, not necessarily from any particular cut.
    Being so lean, you could have infused more flavor and tenderness (FAT) into them with an acid-based marinade, esp. if done overnight, making up for the lack of fat that would have naturally broken up the meat fiber, the acid helping to tear down the connective tissue between cells. Something with wine, or vinegar, or citrus, etc. that would be complimented by slow cooking and a nice smoke added.
  9. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They sure look good Dawn, sorry you didn't like the ribs...
  10. div

    div Smoking Fanatic

    whats wrong with pork chops ? mmmmm yummy

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