Spare rib trimmings, how many uses?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by fire it up, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Was curious what different folks do with the top trimmings after prepping spare ribs.
    Besides smoking and eating them what other ideas have you tried using the trimmings?
     
  2. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    throw in baked beans instead of bacon...
     
  3. Grind and mix with venison, use in sausages, meatloafs, meatballs, etc.
     
  4. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    stir fry, grind for sausage, probably a hundred uses.....
     
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I sometimes grill the pieces, then cut them up for use in a burrito.
     
  6. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep me to. But not instead of, in addition to. [​IMG]
     
  7. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Some good ideas.
    I especially like the idea of grinding it up for sausage as I have yet to make my first batch of sausages.
     
  8. dirt guy

    dirt guy Smoking Fanatic

    Mine never make it that far---they are always finger food right off of the grill. It keeps the wolves satisfied until the ribs are done.
     
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like your style...
     
  10. dirt guy

    dirt guy Smoking Fanatic

    When we do big batches of ribs, sometimes we can't eat them all. The 12th of this month was one of those times. On this occasion, over 200 racks were smoked in two sessions (Fri. night/Sat. morning). The pan on the left is all the trimmings after the bystanders had finished eating.

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    I took about half the pan home. I shredded all of it and put some in omelets. The rest were used to top one of my favorite snacks--NACHOS!! Sorry, they never last long enough for Q-View.
     
  11. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mmmm...rib nachos, that sounds good!
    Pulled pork nachos and chuckie nachos are great so hell yeah rib nachos!
     
  12. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use it for munchies during to smoke or I guest you can use them for many other things too. I mite start keeping them for grinding and DirtGuy you have a fantastic idea like nachos, pizzas, they all sounds really good. Thanks for sparking the ideas.
     
  13. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Most times they get eaten as snack food but there has been an occasion or two where we used the trimmings in bean soup.
     
  14. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Right on Brother
     
  15. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    All trimmings wether beef or pork ,Get cubed up for later use in pastalaya
     
  16. keithace

    keithace Fire Starter

    i use it for my meat necklace...
     
  17. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I decided to season one with a Kansas City rub and use them for rib nachos (thanks Dirt Guy) and the other with chili seasonings and going to use it as part of a chili.

    Lots of great ideas, gotta get more ribs cause there are several things I want to try...such a shame...now I have to smoke more ribs-Thanks alot!
     
  18. mgwerks

    mgwerks Smoking Fanatic

    Below you will see some sausage, a trimmed rack of spares, and most of the trimmings added to the rack as "chef's treats".

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    You can also season them up good and grill them, making some nice asada tacos out of them.
     
  19. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That was great!..........LOL
     
  20. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Green chili stew. With Hatch green chilis. And pozole.
     

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