What do you all do with the trimmings when turning spareribs into Kansas City Ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by hibobm, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. hibobm

    hibobm Smoke Blower

    I'm getting ready to smoke some spareribs tomorrow and want to trim them to be Kansas City cuts. I hate the idea of throwing all that good meat away. What do you all do with them?
    Thanks.
     
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Same thing as the ribs. 
     
  3. scooper

    scooper Smoking Fanatic

    Yes, treat them the same.  Or experiment and don't foil.  I usually skip the foil on them and end up with great bark that peels off the top and bottom. 

    IF it survives past dinner time, they go great diced up in baked beans, collards, etc...
     
  4. danielh

    danielh Meat Mopper

    Snack on them while everybody else is waiting for food, lol.
     
  5. pops6927

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

    Don't trim them off, enjoy them in the altogether.
     
  6. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I am with Pops on this one....
     
  7. hibobm

    hibobm Smoke Blower

    Thanks guys

    I did trim (but may not the next time).  They are all rubbed up and they will go on the smoker.  I like the idea of snacking on them all day[​IMG]

    I'll post picks right here on all of it.
     
  8. smoke them and eat them
     
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    They make great snacks while waiting for the ribs to get done.

    One of the guys cubed them up, covered in BBQ sauce & put them in a pan on the smoker, similar to burnt ends.

    It looked like a good idea and think the next spares I smoke I will try that.

    I wish I could remember who did it.
     

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