off the bone


: (with the meat) removed from the bone or bones
The pork is served off the bone.

Examples of off the bone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The meat is outstandingly tender and melts off the bone. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Apr. 2024 Tear off a corner of the top slice of bread and use it to slip a little meat off the bone, fold it into a tasty little morsel, and pop it in your mouth. Robert F. Moss, Southern Living, 15 Mar. 2024 The star of the show is the whole rib kalbi ($68.00), which serves the beef sliced off the bone and comes with umami rice, ssamjang, and red-leaf lettuce. Bon Appétit Contributor, Bon Appétit, 12 Aug. 2022 All pork ribs will melt off the bone when cooked low and slow, but thanks to their diminutive size — this is the shortest cut of rib — baby backs will get from the grill to the table faster than all other cuts. Allison Robicelli, Washington Post, 8 July 2022 Once the ribs are done — the meat should be tender, but not falling off the bone. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 4 July 2021 Cooked low and slow until the meat is falling off the bone, then grilled to give it just the perfect amount of char, BBQ ribs are the perfect backyard cookout celebration food. Dawn Perry, Country Living, 20 June 2021 Her method is a foolproof way to get that chicharrón as well as tender meat that falls off the bone. New York Times, 22 Mar. 2021 These injuries have ranged from the minor and annoying—like piriformis syndrome, which causes a physical pain in the butt—to the major and frightening, like tearing all of my hamstring tendons off the bone at once. Shauna Harrison, SELF, 3 Feb. 2023

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“Off the bone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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