Unfuddling The Many Different Cuts Of Pork Ribs

09/03/2010 09:50 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011


Read more reports from Meathead's grill deck at

In barbecue season the butcher's case is bulging with baby back ribs, spareribs, country ribs, rib tips, St. Louis cut ribs, riblets, rib chops, rib roasts, baby spareribs, button ribs, Danish ribs, loin ribs, and, across the street, there are McRibs. The prices range from $2 to $8 a pound. Here's what you need about the most popular cuts before you fire up the grill this Labor Day.

Know Your Rib Cuts

For more info

Click here to read more about the other cuts of ribs and how they are butchered (and learn what McRibs are), how barbecue champions cook "Last Meal" ribs, and how the most popular ribjoint in the world, Rendezvous in Memphis, cook its ribs.

All text and photos are Copyright (c) 2010 By Meathead, and all rights are reserved