Last updated July 3, 2019

Step-by-step photos, instructions and video shows you how to butcher tomahawk short ribs like a pro.

tied up Tomahawk Short Ribs on wooden background

There are a few different cuts of beef ribs. My favorite by far is the beef plate short ribs, because they are beautifully marbled, which means they’re very flavorful.

And as you all know by now, I buy Certified Angus Beef® brand, because they are obsessed with ensuring each cut is packed with flavor and juiciness.

Plate ribs are often called dinosaur bones because the bones are about 10 inches long, far surpassing their pork brethren.

Traditionally, people smoke a three-bone rack of plate ribs, but today my friends, we’re going tomahawk style, and I’m going to show you how easy it is.

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