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  • hoovarmin
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    Good info

  • tiewunon
    In my neck of the woods you can find Beef Plate Ribs at Costco (4 Bone) or at Restraunt Depot.
    (3 or 4 Bone) both are labeled as NAMP 123.
    Me personally and that means nothing the 3 Bone plates just seem to taste better. More like brisket to me. The 4 Bone plates are equally as awesome but taste more like a roast to me. Maybe I am doing something wrong not sure.
    Last edited by tiewunon; June 19, 2020, 03:56 AM.

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  • journeymanjohn
    Those (4 bone) are all I've ever seen in person. Most grocery butchers have them, in back, if they have them packaged individually or cut into shorties for the customers. We have a few specialty butchers around town that also have them, in back. Just ask...

    I'll usually buy a whole cryovac, which used to contain four x 4 bone plates. It has been a while though, as I've been working on my Brisket recipe almost exclusively for a couple of years. I bought some back in January, and they came in a two plate cryovac.

    I used to get a pretty healthy discount for buying in cryovac, since the butcher didn't have to trim fat, or cut bones. That is no longer the case either. If they do that to you, I recommend having them cut them how you want them and make them work for your dollar.

    I prefer the two Big bones cut off from the smaller, and left together. The smaller bones I prefer to debone altogether, like stew meat. They just don't present as well on the bone, as there is usually a large vein of fat diagonally across the center of them, all the way to the bone.... so after trimming the fat, they are shiners with just a small bit of meat on the end.

    Next time, if they won't cut me a break, I may try having them cutting me the two big bones like I want, and just let them keep the shiners for burger or whatnot. At the retail price of these, added to the amount of bone weight percentage, there is no reason for one to buy ribs that are more fat than meat.

    Of course, I might just need to find another butcher, since the manager at my preferred one apparently has moved on to bigger and better things.

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  • texastweeter
    Brookshires, HEB, Fresh, even see some anemic ones in WallyWorld...Then again I'm in Texas.

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  • Dewesq55
    Costco generally has them. I have also had success asking the supermarket meat guy when they are putting out the smaller cut shorties for braising if they have any whole racks in the back.

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  • wisebri224
    started a topic Beef Plate Ribs

    Beef Plate Ribs

    I know the 3 bone beef ribs are super expensive and you need to probably ask the butcher or order them online, but where do any of you even find the 4 bone plates? I'm in northern Illinois and had trouble finding them even before this whole shortage thing. Any help appreciated. Thanks!


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