What is the difference between baby back ribs and short ribs?

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    Good question, krause.  The biggest difference between baby back ribs and short ribs is what animal they come from.  Short ribs are a beef cut(cow), and baby back ribs are a pork cut(pig).  A short rib is usually about 3 or 4 ribs, whereas a baby back rib is 10 to 13.

    Here is a picture of baby back ribs:

    photo credit: foodista, flickr

     

    And here is a picture of short ribs:

    photo credit: Marcelo Teson from L.A. California

     

    Hope this helps!

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