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Video:Quick Tips: How to Trim and Clean Beef Ribs

with Kenneth Nickle

Want to learn some helpful tips for trimming and cleaning beef ribs? This video will show you everything you need to know about preparing beef ribs.See Transcript

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Transcript:Quick Tips: How to Trim and Clean Beef Ribs

Hi, My name is Kenneth Nickle, I'm a Pit Master from Kansas City and I'm here with a quick tip on how to clean and trim beef ribs for About.com.

Tips for Trimming and Cleaning Beef Ribs

Beef ribs, there's not a whole lot of fat on them. You can see right hear where the bone is starting to come through, they're going to cook down quite a bit, so you don't really want to trim a lot of fat off the top of them. There is however a membrane on the back. If you can get right under hear, right by the bone. You always want to go by the bone and you don't want to puncture the meat, because you'll get air pockets into the meat and it will start drying out.

Removing the Membrane from Beef Ribs

Once you get that membrane started just just peeling it off the back. We're taking the membrane off so that we can get the spices into the meat. That membrane is blocking all of your flavor.

Cleaning Beef Ribs

I'm just going to give them a quick rinse to get that film rinsed off of them. Meat develops a little bit of a film on them, take some paper towels and pat them dry. Make sure to keep everything within sanitary code. Keep your raw meat separate from your cooked meat. Once you get all of that done, you're ready for spicing it up and throwing it on the smoker.

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