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Ramey's Tri-Tip & Spare RIbs w/ QVIEW

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This past week I had to travel to the Imperial Valley for work. While I was out there I heard a rumor that a local place in Brawley had “the worlds best Carne Asada”. What a bold statement! While on the drive I asked the driver what he recommended and he said “Tri-tip, they have the best”, which was also a bold statment considering the amount of tri-tip sold in Southern CA and Western AZ. So we hopped in the truck and drove towards Brawley to a little meat market called “Ramey’s Meats”. It was very small and rustic looking building. So we walked in and ordered 7 Tri-tips (3 marinaded, 4 regular). It was a cool little place that looked like it was the exact same as the day they opened. They had a guy sitting behind a desk just left of the door, and the butchers area to the right.

 

 

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The lobby has enough room for about 4 people to stand uncomfortably. Their meat comes from Brandt Farms who raise their cattle on strictly grass. Here is a link to some reviews of their meat. After I read a few reviews of Ramey’s, I instantly regretted not picking up some Carne Asada…next time I guess. I left the marinaded tri-tip in my fridge and decided to cook it up with a couple racks of ribs on Sunday.

My supermarket had a pork sale this week. Buy one get one free! Sounds great right? Or is it just that they double the price of pork for a week….

 

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2 Racks of Spareribs…$23

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Trimmed up


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My leftovers from the trimmings, soon to be in a pot of beans


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Rubbed with a little maple syrup, and mustard, then a liberal dose of my rub

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Rack #2..same treatment


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Here they are after about 2 hours on the drum. No spritzing


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After the ribs were on for about 3 hours, I threw on the Tri-tip



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Whipped up a batch of a modified Jeff’s sauce


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After about an hour and a half on the smoker, I put the tri-tip on a hot gril for a little searing


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Unfoiled the ribs after 1.5 hours. Got a little too much pullback, but the texture was still great. Brushed with a single coat of the sauce for appearance


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Let the Tri-tip hit 140 on the grill, and tented in foil for a little while


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Here she is…My marinaded Tri-tip. Look at the quality of the meat


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Smoke ring close-up


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So good. My best yet


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Here it is just before we rang the dinner bell


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Close-up of the sliced ribs


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My plate. My wife made pasta salad

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Ribz


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Tri-Tip

The fam seemed to enjoy it. I highly recommend Ramey’s for tri-tip. The quality was fantastic, and the marinade was awesome


Edited by ThunderDome - 3/21/11 at 2:49pm
post #2 of 11
Good looking digs my friend!
post #3 of 11

OMG---TD---THAT is ALL Awesome!!!!

 

 

A perfect plate too!

 

Thanks for some great views!

Bear

post #4 of 11

WOW drool.gif

post #5 of 11

 

 

That looks excellent!

 

I've never smoked a Tri-tip, just cook them on the grill, I'm going to pull one out of the freezer and give it a try.

 

Thanks for the inspiration.

 

Gene

post #6 of 11

 

 

That looks excellent!

 

I've never smoked a Tri-tip, just cook them on the grill, I'm going to pull one out of the freezer and give it a try.

 

Thanks for the inspiration.

 

Gene

post #7 of 11

That looks excellent. I like my tri tip a little on the rare side, but yours looked awesome! The ribs looked to die for!

post #8 of 11

Man O Man that is some great looking Q.. bet it was tasty nice jobicon14.gif

post #9 of 11

Awesome Awesome  what else can I say    Did I say AwesomeLooks-Great.gif

post #10 of 11

Great job TD - that place has been around  for a long time and I keep meaning to go out there but never seem to make it .  When are you coming into San Diego again?

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Originally Posted by Scarbelly View Post

Great job TD - that place has been around  for a long time and I keep meaning to go out there but never seem to make it .  When are you coming into San Diego again?



Thanks! I'm not sure when, but I know I'll be back to Imperial within next couple months

 

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