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Pork Brisket Strips...

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
So, my wife called me today after leaving the store. Apparently she found some meat on sale and had to buy it all up. Among the spoils she said were some spare ribs. When she got home and I opened the bag, the cryovac said pork brisket strips. Nothing on there said spare ribs. They looked kinda meaty, and each package was about 6 pounds or so. I am guessing that these are the trimmings from the spares? Anyone ever bought these before? They were only a dollar a pound... confused.gif

post #2 of 14
Rib tips, featherbones, brisket strips, all the same thing.
Good for beans or cook em up like ribs and snack away! cool.gif
post #3 of 14
part of the sternum meat that is connected to most spare ribs. Like the part that is cut off to make St. Louis style ribs.

Should be free if ya ask me, but ya didn't!PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif

Good reason why I buy baby backs, what ya buy is what ya eat!.

Everyone has their favorites though, but I think thats what those cuts are, bottom end of
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Are they worth the time to cook and eat?
post #5 of 14

rib tips

Applebee's think they are worth it - in fact they charge about 10 bucks for these boiled and slathered in sauce. I would never say yuck, so I won't.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Maybe I will kindly have the wife return them... 12 bucks will probably be better spent toward a nice butt.
post #7 of 14
I agree with that idea! Make sure ya don't hurt her feelings!
post #8 of 14
I'm a babyback guy myself but geeze.... I wouldn't return them. Smoke them just like spares. Ya smoke 'em anyway if ya doing whole racks of spares untrimmed. They taste just like ribs. A dollar a puond.... go for it !
post #9 of 14
Plus they look pretty meaty, got nothin to lose.
2 hrs in the smoker and 2 hrs in foil and they'll be just like pulled pork! cool.gif
post #10 of 14
I think they look pretty good myself. Smoke some to try it out and grind the rest for sausage or make a few fattys.
post #11 of 14
Translation of the spanish is:

strips of skirt with bone

Either smoke them like spare ribs or, if really boneless, butterfly if necessary to get them pretty thin, marinate like you would for beef carne asada and grill em up mexican style.
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
I had the wife take them back last night. They did look meaty, but I really wanted to get a butt for this weekend. I figure the 12 bucks would get me more meat if I put it towards a butt. Maybe I should have kept one pack to try, but it is too late now. Thanks for the input.
post #13 of 14
Ah darn it, Ya shoulda got chicken cluck oh well ya can't go wrong with a butt.
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Believe me, we have plenty of chicken for awhile. The wife got a good deal on legs, thighs, and breasts. Plus we already had chicken in the freezer... We could never have enough pork!
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