They come off the belly. We square the rack and sell the rib tips separately. If you want them left on, that’s a custom cut.
Best cooking method:
There are so many ways to make ribs — in an oven, on the grill, or in a smoker. Read a few recipes that sound good to you to learn about techniques and post-cooking resting time. We also have a basic how-to post on our blog.
Why choose spare ribs over baby backs? They are bigger, meatier, and less expensive. Try them for Chinese-style spare ribs.
The weight range options listed above are based on how much this cut usually weighs. We always recommend about 1/2 lb. of protein per person. If the available weight options are not enough to meet your recipe requirements, please use the selector on the right-hand side to choose multiples of this cut.