USDA Choice

Short Ribs

USDA Choice

Short Ribs


Meaty rib sections featuring an intense beef flavor and generous marbling. Our short ribs are delicious grilled with salt and pepper or with an ethnic inspired sauce like an Asian teriyaki or spicy chimichurri.

Average weight: 1.5 lbs.

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Double R Ranch short ribs are well marbled and loaded with flavor. Each short rib is cut across the direction of the bone so they’re easy to eat and have a great plate appearance. Try them known slow cooked for a super tender dish or try seasoned and grilled. The generous marbling creates great flavor, so no matter how you prepare them, Double R Ranch short Ribs are ridiculously rich and are bound to become a favorite main course. There are two ribs per package. Total weight is about 1.5 pounds. 

Beef Grading 101

This steak is USDA Choice, the second highest level of marbling recognized by the USDA.

Beef sold in the U.S. is graded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). There are eight total grades and Choice is the second highest level

The USDA describes Choice as “high quality, but has less marbling than Prime” which means our beef at this level is excellent. Whenever possible, we work to use beef from the top one third of Choice for the highest quality possible within the grade.

Marbling, or intramuscular fat, is the most important factor used to grade beef in the U.S. and around the world. This is determined by a visual inspection of the amount and distribution of intramuscular fat between the 12th and 13th rib. Historically, this single inspection provides a correct indicator of the entire carcass. 




These short ribs are cut from the Beef Chuck, Short Ribs section located in the shoulder or Chuck primal. The primary muscle is the serratus ventralis

Fast fact: The chuck short rib is the same muscle as a short rib from the rib primal, but the muscle changes in texture when it reaches the shoulder. 

Our Favorite Recipes


Jorge Velazquez

Birria-Style Slow Roasted Short Ribs

  • 24 hour prep, 5 hours
  • 6 - 8 SERVINGS

Mandy Tanner


  • 5 minutes

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