Went about 20 miles out of the way to pick up some boneless beef shortribs today. The first ones I cooked were boneless and the next time I decided to see if I was missing anything and got a chunk of 'em bone in. They were great, but not as much so as the boneless.
There was a lot of waste because of the bone and they were pretty much untrimmed. Bone in is the same price(4.99 per pound) so I've decided well trimmed boneless is the way to go.
What is weird is that out local market chain that is well known for it's meat has such disparities between store locations. I stopped first at one in Springfield Mo and all they had was frozen bone in, so I said pass. Drove 10 miles down the road to another where I knew they had boneless, but they were out, and at $5.99 were the most expensive. Drove another 20 miles to the next store where I had got the boneless before and they went in the back and grabbed a big chunk and cut off 4 pounds for me. They even trimmed all the fat and thin sections off so I got a great cut and at $4.99 per pound. Think I will just make the trip back to that store whenever I need smokin' meat.
Gonna try to find time to cook them tomorrow, so you guys and gals will have to wait on the Q view
Update 13/30 08:00 AM
Just got them out of the fridge and did a light application of salt and pepper. No onion or garlic this time.
Isn't that a gorgeous hunk of meat?!?!?!? Doesn't exactly resemble ribs, eh? Spied a bonus on the label. I thought they were $4.99 per pound like last time, but did a double take when I spotted $3.99!
Edited by radio - 10/30/13 at 6:01am