Slow Roasted Beef Ribs with a Beer
Why It's Sometimes Difficult To Find Beef Short Ribs
By Julia Mullaney
Many are familiar with the fall-off-the-bone, slow-smoked ribs at barbecue joints, which come from pigs. Beef short ribs, according to MasterClass, are much larger and meatier than pork ribs, with much of that meat sitting on top of the bone, and they are more expensive and difficult to find.
According to BBQ Host, the availability of short ribs could have everything to do with where you live. The outlet says that beef short ribs are sometimes difficult to find outside the Midwest, because this type of meat is often reserved for specialty stores or restaurants.
While a specialty butcher might have short ribs, they are often unavailable in local grocery stores, and if they are, you usually have to go to the beef counter instead of the meat section. Certain high-end grocery chains are more likely to stock this cut of meat, but Whole Foods’ website lists the price as nearly double that of pork ribs (although it may vary by location).