from the Austrian straw pig
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Our original Competition Ribs are cut from the middle part of the ribs and impress with an amazingly thick layer of meat. This guarantees a really meaty rib experience.
With our Competition Ribs from Austrian straw pork, the name says it all. Because as soon as these "ribs" are put on the grill, the competition is on - and one thing right from the start: the victory for the most impressive ribs is yours for sure!
With a fabulously thick layer of meat, not only on the ribs but also between them, this cut is simply a feast for the taste buds.
More meat is simply not possible with ribs! It is not without reason that this cut is actually used for competitions in the USA.
The competition is on: The Monster Ribs in the Smoker
Due to the extreme meat coating and the high fat content, the ribs are suitable for particularly long smocking. In America, this is used in competitions, as the time span can be extended somewhat
So, even though they are oversized, they are somewhat easier to handle or prepare. Even with long smocking and higher temperatures, the meat remains extremely juicy and tender.
In Germany, competition ribs are known as belly ribs or thick belly ladders. The high fat content and the long smoking process give the ribs a fascinating aroma with a fine smoky note. The meat is hearty to the bite and falls off the bone almost by itself
What makes our Fitmeat Competition Ribs so special?
First of all, the breed of the pigs themselves. Unlike other suppliers, our ribs come from Austrian Gustino straw pigs. In an idyllic family farm, the straw pigs lead a really fine life. With spacious stalls and cosy resting areas lined with straw bedding.
There they grow up sheltered in small groups, have opportunities to play and occupy themselves, can cuddle in the straw and simply feel super comfortable. This creates hardly any stress for the animals and the meat quality is correspondingly high.
Recommendation for cooking
Quantity per person
We recommend one ladder/length for four people.
Herkunft und Haltung
Pigs are extremely intelligent and clean animals. Therefore, species-appropriate and caring rearing is the be-all and end-all for us.
A requirement that is also noticeable in the taste. If you compare pigs from factory farms, for example, one thing is immediately clear: due to the permanent stress, the meat is much firmer, loses a lot of water during roasting and has hardly any flavour of its own.
For us at Fitmeat, this kind of rearing is out of the question for many reasons. We fight for animal welfare and the appreciation of meat products and strictly distance ourselves from immoral factory farming.
After the careful and stress-free individual slaughter of the pigs, our butchers leave the straw pigs to mature on the bone for a few days. The result is juicy and tender pieces of pork with a wonderful aroma.
Details to the article ”Competition Ribs”
|Breed||Noble pig/landrace x Pietrain|
|Feeding||Farm-grown vegetable feeds such as barley, wheat, rape, beans, peas and maize. Non-GMO donauja from regional cultivation serves as a source of protein, as well as minerals and vitamins.|
|Meat maturation||5-10 days|
|Shelf life at 0-4°C||5-7 days|
|Shelf life at -18°C||180 days|
|Hygiene advice||Prepare and consume immediately after opening. Kitchen hygiene is important: Keep the cold chain. Store separately from other products. Work cleanly. Heat through before consumption.|
|Storage advice (Fresh)||Store refrigerated at 0 °C to +4 °C.|
|Storage advice (deep-frozen)||*** compartment (-18 °C): best before: see label - ** compartment: 2 weeks - * compartment or ice cube compartment: 1-3 days - Do not refreeze after defrosting.|
Good to know
- Fresh meat, no frozen goods
- Meat from small farmers in Austria
- Aged and finished by our traditional butcher
- Billing by the gram
- Recyclable packaging
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Packaging and delivery
Your order will be delivered directly to your home by our partner shipping companies. During your order, you can also specify a desired date for your delivery. Thanks to sustainable packaging and specially developed insulation, your meat stays wonderfully fresh and is perfectly cooled with reusable cold packs.
Of course, you can track your order at any time via our tracking portal and view the delivery status. If you are not at home on the desired date, you can simply enter an alternative delivery address or give a drop-off authorisation.
Our express delivery guarantees safe delivery within 24 hours.
5 really good reasons for Fitmeat
- At Fitmeat, you only get premium meat of the best quality from selected small farmers in Austria.
- Our experienced master butchers are pioneers in meat refinement and maturation. At Fitmeat, you get perfectly matured meat that has never been frozen.
- With meat from Fitmeat, you experience sustainable meat enjoyment of a special kind, because quality goes beyond the plate with us.
- With meat from Fitmeat you support Austrian agriculture. Because the value chain remains one hundred percent in Austria.
- What you see is what you get: Whether it's the marvellous marbling of our steaks or the beautiful pastures of our farmers - all the pictures on our website are 100% authentic and taken by us on location. After all, the eye eats with you, doesn't it?