Spare ribs are one of the most common types of pork ribs. The name “spare” ribs stand to denote the small amount of meat upon the bone. Spare ribs are from the belly side of the rib-cage located between the back ribs and above the breast bone. As a result, the spare ribs keep only a scarce amount of meat, because it is cut very close to the bone. Medium spare ribs are usually 4.8 lbs & up per rack.
Spare ribs are flatter in shape and contain more bone than meat making these ribs bigger than other pork ribs. The plus is that they contain more fat and have a better mix of meat and fat. This adds to a better flavor and makes it more tender than its baby back rib counter-part. Spare ribs are cut from the lower portion of the pig and include 11 to 13 long bones per rack. They work great in the smoker or the oven for long periods of time to help the fat melt away to leave a tender a juicy rib.
Medium Spare Ribs 1 PK