Are you looking for an easy and delicious dinner idea? Check out this flanken beef short ribs recipe! The beef is marinated and cooked on a stovetop grill, making it a perfect main course dish for a busy night. You'll love the juicy, tender meat and the flavorful sauce. Give this recipe a try today!
Making flanken beef short ribs is easier than you think! In this post, we will provide you with all of the information you need to make this delicious dish, including ingredients and cooking tips.
This is a great recipe for beginner cooks, or anyone who wants an easy way to enjoy a tasty meal. So don't wait any longer - get started on your Korean-style short ribs today!
What Is Flanken Beef?
Flanken beef is a great cut of beef that comes from the flank area of a cow. It is a leaner thin cut of meat but still full of flavor. It's similar to typical beef short ribs, but cut flat across the bones.
Flanken style ribs tend to have really good marbling plus lots of connective tissues. Both assets make for tender and flavorful pieces of meat when cooked right.
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Ingredients Needed To Make Flanken Short Ribs
- Flanken Short Ribs
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
- Green Onions
- Lime Juice
- Soy Sauce
- Olive Oil
- Coconut Water
Instructions For How To Make Beef Flanken Ribs (Step By Step)
Marinate The Ribs
Combine all the marinade ingredients in a large deep bowl. Set aside.
Place ribs in large sealable ziplock bag. Pour marinade over the ribs. Seal the bag eliminating as much air as possible. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
Grill The Ribs
Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. As the grill heats pat dry the short ribs with paper towels.
Add oil to the grill pan. Once hot place meat on the grill flat and cook both sides of the ribs 2-3 minutes per side.
Cooking Tips and Considerations For Making Korean Kalbi Beef Ribs
Flanken cut ribs aren't readily available everywhere but they are common enough to find in many grocery store formats. Local butcher shops would be more than happy to cut them for you.
If you want your flanken short ribs to be extra tender, you can marinate them in a mixture of soy sauce, ginger, and lime juice for at least an hour before any direct grilling.
I prefer a low sodium based soy sauce. You don't want salt to be the main ingredient you taste. These are Asian style ribs so you want those flavors of garlic, ginger, and coconut to shine through.
Allow ribs to reach room temperature before cooking. This ensures more even cooking for each strip of beef.
When cooking the flanken short ribs, be sure not to overcook them - they should be slightly pink in the center when done.
Once the flanken short ribs are cooked, you can garnish with green onions and serve with steamed rice.
Frequently Asked Questions About Flanken Short Ribs
Q: Is flanken beef the same as flank steak?
A: No not at all. Flank steak is boneless and meatier. Flanken has bones and more like short ribs that have been cut a different way.
Q: What can I serve flanken beef short ribs with?
A: Flanken ribs are typically served with steamed rice and vegetables. However, you can also serve them with mashed potatoes or a salad.
Q: How long does it take to cook flanken beef ribs?
A: It usually takes about 20-30 minutes to cook these ribs in the oven. This grilled recipe is a short cook time as in six minutes. However, this will vary some depending on the thickness of the meat and your desired level of doneness.
These thin strips of Korean style ribs will become an instant favorite in your house. They're easily my favorite way to enjoy this style of ribs.
Q: What type of grill pan do I use?
A: I use a square Le Creuset grill pan. It gets hot quickly and maintains temperature pretty easily and it's super easy to clean. It's a workhorse in my kitchen.
For other types of ribs to make try these:
- 2 lbs Flanken Short Ribs
- 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 3 Green Onions diced
- ¼ inch pinger Fresh Ginger
- 1 medium Lime Juiced
- ¼ cup Soy Sauce
- ¼ cup Olive Oil
- ½ cup Coconut Water
Marinate The Ribs
- Combine all the marinade ingredients in a large deep bowl. Set aside.
- Place ribs in large sealable ziplock bag. Pour marinade over the ribs. Seal the bag eliminating as much air as possible. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
Grill The Ribs
- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. As the grill heats pat dry the short ribs with paper towels.
- Add oil to the grill pan. Once hot place meat on the grill flat and cook both sides of the ribs 2-3 minutes per side.