(Closed) Which beef option is better?

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which beef option would you choose?
    Barbecued beef striploin steaks with caramelized pearl onions and mushrooms : (54 votes)
    44 %
    Slow braised beef short ribs with pan sauce : (70 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 3
    2874 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    strip loin definitely, im not a big fan of ribs!

    Post # 4
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Short ribs! But really can’t go wrong with either choice.

    Post # 5
    2951 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    There is no way I’d ever eat ribs at a function as they are way too messy. 

    The beef striploin sounds devine so that would be my pick:)

    Post # 6
    3076 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    barbecued and with mushrooms ?? Definitely got my vote 🙂 Plus i like ribs but very messy!

    Post # 7
    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I like both, but the first option includes onion $ mushroom- I love any veggies so it gets my vote!

    Post # 8
    5892 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Short ribs arent like real ribs. They are braised so the meat falls off the bone. You literally just use your fork to pull it away from the bone. I love braised meat, so I choose that. 

    Also, it’s harder to mess up braised meat. Steaks are harder because they can be under or over cooked.

    Post # 9
    9139 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    The ribs are going to be way more tender.  No taste testing with your caterer?

    Post # 10
    11270 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    both sound delish but i can’t picture eating ribs at a wedding.  i think the striploin would be much easier for your guests.

    Post # 11
    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I just voted and it is currently 50/50.  Not much help, are we?  Surprised

    Post # 12
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Short ribs usually aren’t bone in… and, even if they are bone in, usually they are braised and so tender they fall off the bone (like a lamb shank).

    I think visions of baby back ribs and messy fingers influenced the vote.

    Regardless, any chance you can taste either dish?  

    But, blindly, I’m a huge fan of braised meat (I think it has a better sucess rate with catering as well!).

    Post # 13
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    The short ribs has a higher probability of having them all come out delicious and moist. The cooking time will not vary between serving since they are braised to the point where it should be super tender. There’s usually no arguments between people as to what is the appropriate “done-ness”.

    However, with steaks, people are all over the place. Some people like rare, some like welldone, and what is medium rare to one person is medium well to another. I think the chances for this to come out tough and chewy is higher.

    So for the most goof-proof entree, I would go with short ribs.

    Post # 14
    516 posts
    Busy bee

    Short ribs aren’t eaten by hand/off the bone.  They’re not messy.

    And they are delicious, which is why I voted for them!

    Post # 15
    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I love short ribs! I order them anytime I’m at a restaurant that has them and think they would be an delicious choice at a wedding!

    I’m pretty the reason more people aren’t voting for the short ribs is because they are thinking of BBQ ribs, definitey not the same. There’s no mess involved with short rbis. 

    Post # 16
    1161 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @koukla1111:  I love love love short ribs so that’s my choice. To PP who said ribs are messy, short ribs aren’t messy at all because you eat them with a fork.

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