What are dino ribs? They are whole uncut short ribs, preferred by many meat eaters for their impressive size. Eater’s Prime Time hosts Ben Turley and Brent Young are going to cook the giant ribs in two ways — smoke and sous vide — to compare which cooking method results more flavorful, tender meat.
Sour vide cooking, a method of cooking airtight, sealed food in a temperature-controlled water bath, guarantees even consistency, which can be important for massive cuts of meat like dino ribs. The downside is that the beef could potentially lose flavor. Smoking, on the other hand, will tenderize the meat from cooking at a low temperature and add an additional layer of smoke flavors.
So what’s the best way to prepare dino ribs? Spoiler: The result didn’t surprise the hosts. “You can’t really beat the smoke flavors,” says Turley.