How many people will a rack of baby back ribs feed?

Asked By: Narjisse Mahotin | Last Updated: 12th May, 2020
Category: food and drink barbecues and grilling
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A full rack of ribs is 12 individual rib bones. We use the St. Louis pork ribs which are a larger, meatier cut than the baby back ribs. With ribs being your main entrée one full rack would feed 2 – 3 people depending on your group.

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Similarly, how many racks of ribs do I need for 20 people?

Since you are serving Rib and Brisket, when it comes to ribs people will typically eat 3-4 per person. 4 ribs per X 20 people = 80 ribs / 12 ribs per rack = 6.7 go with 7 Racks of Baby Backs.

Also, how many ribs should I make per person? `The rule of thumb when buying ribs is to allow a minimum of a pound per person. Spare ribs come from the belly side of the hog, have the least amount of meat and are the least tender. Back ribs are from the blade and center section of the loin they are meatier and easier to handle. Allow one pound per person.

One may also ask, how many racks of ribs do I need for 15 people?

3-4 ribs per person. The Costco ribs are very meaty, but don't want to make less than we will need. They come 3 racks per package.

How many ribs rack for 40 people?

If there are plenty of sides figure 1/4 rack per person, if it's going to be ribs and a lite side figure 1/2 a rack per person. This is the reason most people serve baked potatoes with ribs. How much sauce does on need to feed a crowd? Figure about 2 Tlbs per serving.

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How many people will 5 racks of ribs feed?

We use the St. Louis pork ribs which are a larger, meatier cut than the baby back ribs. With ribs being your main entrée one full rack would feed 2 – 3 people depending on your group. Serving ribs as a second entrée' one full rack would feed 4 – 5 people, again, depending on the makeup of your group.

How many ribs do I need for 10 adults?

Lets say you are only BBQing ribs on this occasion, then you need to figure about 3-4 ribs per person. This is about to get confusing, so it will be best just to use an example. So if you had 10 people showing up, then this is your math problem.

How much does a rack of ribs cost?


(A heavier rack may indicate an older animal and tougher meat.) Pricing varies, but racks of untrimmed spare ribs can cost as little as $1.50 per pound; the average price is closer to $3.50 per pound.

Why are they called Country Style Ribs?

Ribs have bones. That's why they're called ribs. More commonly known as "country ribs," they have some loin meat, a la pork chops, and, depending on how they're cut, some blade meat. The reason you're having trouble is because of everything I just said.

What is a serving of ribs?

Beef back ribs are sized differently because of the size of the animal. If serving beef back ribs, figure 3 to 4 ribs, or about 1/2 pounds, per person. Beef back ribs cost about $1.27 a pound.

How much ribs does a man have?

A typical human rib cage consists of 24 ribs in 12 pairs, the sternum and xiphoid process, the costal cartilages, and the 12 thoracic vertebrae.