Elk Ribs

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by sparky30_06, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Well to save you all the details i'll keep it short. My mothers B-Day is coming up next week and she loves ribs so i figure I'll make her ribs for dinner, was going to head to the store and grab some spare ribs but when I looking in my freezer i found some packages of elk ribs. Has anyone ever tried smoking elk ribs if so can you please help me out here??
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Never tried elk ribs but I have made jerky and a fatty a while back. Excellent meat. Not much fat tho, so if ya try 'em, be sure to keep mopped. Might consider an EVOO or bacon grease rub to 'em first.
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I tried them on the grill once. They were so tough you couldn't rip a piece of meat off them! I don't bother to save them anymore. There's too much good meat on an elk [​IMG] . Keith
  4. Texas-hunter, i just opened a package up and no the back strap was not attached to the top of the rib. They are set up with like 2 rib bones about 6" long with alot of meat on each side of them. They look really nice with alot of meat on them..
  5. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    boil the ribs for 30-45 min to remove the tallow then place in the smoker until done i have not tried this yet but is on my to do list i usually boil the ribs and place into crock pot until tender they are great
  6. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've not done them, but I have had friends who have and swear that they are great. I would think the usual rib rules would apply, low and slow, and as has been mentioned keep the lack of fat and marbling in mind.
  7. What kind of rub whould you guys recommend and can you please list the recipes too???

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