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The Most Bizarre Ribs I've Ever Done....But Really Good (Q-View)

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Decided to cook up some beef ribs last Saturday. When I saw these in the freezer I thought they were CPB chuck short ribs. When I get those they come two 4-bone sections per pack, which is way more than we'd eat. I thought I'd taken one rack to cook and vac sealed the other rack due to not needing that much food for the two of us. As soon as I opened the package I knew something was amiss. These are not chuck short ribs so don't have a clue why I wrote that on the package. Oh well, they looked nice so I went with it.

The meat
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This is a rub I got from our good friend Warren ( HalfSmoked HalfSmoked ) in our Christmas exchange
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Ribs seasoned up. They are nice and thick and the rub is really coarse so I applied a lot of it. It tastes amazing though.
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Onto the Weber with hardwood charcoal and mesquite running the SnS
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About 4 hours in. You can see these things are acting weird.
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Horrible pic. Made a tater salad using a totally different approach. Even though the pic was terrible the tater salad was really good. Will fill in the blanks later.
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This is a sauce I was honored to receive from our good friend Justin ( WaterinHoleBrew WaterinHoleBrew ) I warned him that no good deed goes unpunished :emoji_wink:
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Ribs all done. They don't look like any other ribs I've ever cooked but I am intrigued. Total cook time was about 8 hours running in the range of 235 degrees. I love how the rub crusted up and made that bark.
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Oh boy...nice and juicy, tender, good smoke ring, and the aroma was outstanding. They sliced like butter
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Close up
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Dinner plated. Also made up some baked beans. Just a can of Busch's that I doctored up for additional flavor
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About half way through the cook it hit me where these ribs came from. The last 103 sub primal rib section I got was cut into three tomahawks, the other four bones removed from the meat, and the meat cut into boneless rib eyes. These are the 4 ribs I got from that rib section. The tater salad was an original for me and we loved it. Lightly boil fresh red potatoes and drain then mix in garlic EVOO, spicy pepper vinegar, diced red onions, sliced green onions, garlic powder, a little salt, and some black pepper. We thoroughly enjoyed the tater salad. Ribs were super tender and flavorful from the rub with a nice smoke flavor. The sauce was unique but REALLY good. A little sweet, a little tingle, and an overall flavor that's very difficult to describe. I'm going to cut up some nice beef at some point real soon, marinate it in this sauce, and make pseudo burnt ends with it. That's some good stuff and I'm really looking forward to using it again. Thank you Justin and Warren. Kinda cool to do a meal that has so many influences in it from our forum friends. Overall a nice traditional BBQ dinner that hit the spot in a big way. Well, thanks for dropping in. Calling this one dine...finally. Stay safe and I'll see y'all on the next adventure.

Robert
 

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I love it when the freezer throws you a curve ball....swing...and a homerun for Robert.....and the crowd goes wild!!!!
 

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Looks really good bud! That sauce sounds delicious. I'm gonna smoke up those beef ribs you sent me for Christmas here in the next couple weeks. Nice job on that meal!
 

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Wow, really nice bark and great pullback on those ribs Robert, big Like. Looks like you've got the Weber using the SnS dialed in like a Swiss watch, nice piece of work Robert. RAY
 

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Those ribs look great Robert! The rub and sauce combined and then the tater salad on the side. I would be all over that. Big LIKE!
 

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TXS, Excellent smoke and meal, nice to have some goodies from the SMF gang!
 

jcam222

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Looks great Robert! Whether they look wierd or not beef ribs are money and you nailed them.
 

bbqbrett

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Looks really good. That sauce is pretty tasty stuff although I paired it with pork ribs when I had it.
 

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Looks like another great meal Robert! Ribs look amazing! We received a bottle of that sauce also, looking forward to using it, but was really good straight out of the bottle.

Ryan
 

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Those beef ribs aren’t weird...they’re money! Thick beef ribs like that don’t exist around here, beef ribs here look like they came off the neighbors cat!

I’d tear that whole plate up. My grandmother used to make a potato salad like that. It started out from my uncle and I’s dislike of mayo, sour cream based salads, so she would make them normally and hold the mayo and add Italian dressing. She would just make a smal amount for us only. Pretty soon others wanted the dressing based salad, and she made it ever since. She always called it “Joey’s German potato salad”:emoji_laughing:
 

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Looks delicious Robert! Whatever it is you always nail it. Great job. That potato salad is intriguing. Looks real good, may try it. Seems simple enough for someone like me, lol.
 

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Surprise surprise turned into a great meal glad you liked the rub.

Warren
 

Steve H

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That must have been off the charts Robert. Like!
 

gmc2003

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Fantastic job on those ribs Robert. UFOs(Unidentified Freezer Objects) can surprisingly be turned into some good eats.

Point for sure
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Fine looking rib there Robert!
Al
 

sandyut

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Robert, those look amazing! the whole meal turned out great!
 

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