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Iberico Pork Pasture-Raised in Texas
These baby back ribs come from Spanish Iberico pigs raised on a ranch in the hill country of Texas. There they wander the countryside, eating acorns, mesquite beans and prickly pear fruit, lending a juiciness and flavor unlike any other pork in the world. Make no mistake, Texas Iberico® baby back ribs are red meat, with a rich taste and flavorful fats unlike any bland supermarket ribs. You will receive raw frozen ribs to cook on the grill or in the oven.
Our 100% pure breed Iberico pigs are pasture raised on the Trails End Ranch by Ashly Martin, a third-generation rancher in Comfort, Texas. The ranch features Texas live oak and mesquite trees, as well as prickly pear cactus. The pigs wander the ranch, munching on acorns, grass, herbs, sweet mesquite beans, prickly pear fruit and any other wild delicacies they can find. This special Texan diet adds intense flavor to the pork.
Several years ago, a group of purebred Iberico pigs was flown from Spain to America. Released on the 1,500-acre ranch, the hearty animals were at home in the hill country of Texas, a similar environment to the 'dehesa' rangeland of western Spain. Texas live oaks have a similar acorn to those of Spain. The Iberico pigs feast on them, and they absolutely devour sweet mesquite beans and prickly pear fruit. All these fruits are full of nutrition and antioxidants that add a uniquely Texan flavor to the pork.
All the Texas Iberico® pigs live outside their entire lives on one ranch, wandering the pasture together with over an acre of rangeland per animal.
You will receive this pork frozen, delivered on dry ice. Thaw before cooking. The USDA recommends cooking all whole cuts of meat (including pork) to 145°F as measured with a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the meat.