E-Mail Share via e-mail To Add a message Your e-mail Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Comments Print The Boston Globe Tweet Share May 26, 2016 This article was originally posted on May 22, 2015. Recipe for big bad beef ribs Barry chin/Globe Staff Serves 4 This recipe calls for beef plate ribs. You need to request them from the butcher. Ask for full plate beef short ribs cut into individual ribs. The ribs weigh about 2 pounds each.