Saturday, August 21, 2010

Dino Bones Beef Ribs Tip

I love beef ribs.

I've posted about making "dino bones" from both beef short ribs and beef back ribs. My preference is barbecuing beef back ribs. For starters, they are cheaper, about $1 a rib. But more importantly, these ribs are cut from the ribeye / prime rib area. They literally put the "prime rib" in a prime rib. You cut it off and you have a ribeye steak. Yeah, it is steak on a stick, er...rib.

Here's the tip:
Since they are "steak on a stick", instead of brushing them with a barbecue sauce in the last 30 minutes, glaze them with steak sauce. I used the habanero steak sauce that I made recently but you could use A-1 or Heinz 57.

It's just a little different than BBQ sauce and the boys and their friends devoured these.
If you had to do these without a smoker, you could cook them at 250f indirect on a grill or in your oven for 90 minutes to 2 hours (until they bend easily when you hold them with tongs from one end). Then glaze them and then finish them on a medium hot grill over direct heat for a few minutes (I'm guessing 7-10 minutes on the bone side and 5 minutes on the meat side).

Smoke notes for BBQ enthusiasts (not written in English):
The Egg was set up for an indirect cook (plate setter legs up with a drip pan) at 250f. I was using Full Circle lump and Jack Daniels oak chips mixed in from top to bottom of the coal. Ribs had membrane removed. They were rubbed with Weber's Chicago Steak rub and smoked in a rib rack for about 2 hours. Once they were close on the bend test, I glazed them with steak sauce and let them go another 30 minutes until the sauce was cooked onto the ribs. I like using oak for beef and the JD chips do great for adding flavor, but it's so much easier bringing true smoke flavor using chunks vs. chips.

17 comments:

  1. Passing along this post to my husband-like me, he loves "dino bones". Since he does all the grilling if I want these, I better pass it along to him.

    As always, love it.

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  2. I have never done beef ribs but they look wonderful. I think I can now read and understand BBQ/Egg talk. I love a post that keeps my interest and I learn something. Nice job.

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  3. Good looking bones Chris. I understood the last paragraph perfectly.:-)

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  4. I showed these to my rib loving daughter and she would like you to move to Portland and be our neighbor. Please. Thank you.

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  5. Chris? Is that you, Chris?

    I like the new page format, looks sharp. Pretty soon people will be paying you to advertise.

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  6. Carson,

    I needed you last night when I was writing the Tainted Egg song!

    No advertising here, dude. That takes the fun out of it.

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  7. Holy Moly, those look delicious, Chris! Thanks for the info on buying ribs. Sometimes the choices are daunting to this lay person. And I like the idea of doing it with steak sauce - I use A1 instead of catsup for lots of things, so this is right up my alley. Mouthwatering photos, too. Nice post!

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  8. Can I list meat geek speak as a foreign language skill on my resume???

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  9. Wow, those look good. We're all about the pig down this way, but I need to remember the dino bones too sometimes. I know the meat and taters Cajun would love 'em.

    BTW, even though I am mostly a (gas-gasp!) grill gal, I totally understand that last paragraph too. :)

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  10. LOL, love those directions ;) And yeah, I totally want a dino bone...me want.

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  11. Great pics and recipe! I love beef ribs but don't get around to making them nearly as often as I should.

    BTW, love the new site design!

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  12. So big and meaty! Ribs are a fun thing to make in the summer. It must be satisfying to gnaw on those bones.

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  13. Something about those makes me want to shout "WILMA!!!"

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  14. My family loves steak on a stick and dino bones, although my dad always just called it "man food". I'll have to tell him about this glaze business though...he's seriously uninformed.

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  15. Why oh why, am I a damn vegetarian ;0?

    Wonderful. ~Mary

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  16. I just love the name "dino bones". Makes me want to watch the Flintstones:)

    My husband would love this, but then again so would I!!

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  17. I need all the tips I can get! I don't even know what dino bones are - other than they look really tasty!

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