Asian Flanken Beef Ribs Recipe

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Have you ever had flanken ribs before? It can be pretty popular in Asian cuisine, such as Korean Kalbi, and I can see why. You marinade it, cook it, and it’s freakin’ delicious! It’s also quite easy to make at home! This Asian Flanken Beef Ribs Recipe is how I make it at home.

What are flanken ribs?


Flanken style ribs (aka cross cut ribs) are pieces of meat thinly sliced across the rib section of beef bones. Each piece consists of 3-4 small pieces of bone, between sections of flavorful meat. They are marbled with fat and connective tissues, and are super tender after being marinated for a short time.

May folks call this dish “Asian Short Ribs” but it can be easily confused with some other dishes that are cut a different way – so I’m calling it Flanken ribs to clarify the cut.

How to make Flanken Beef Ribs?

There are several ways to make Flanken Beef Ribs, but this Asian Flanken Beef Ribs recipe is the easiest way (only 5 ingredients including cooking oil/fat), and delicious!!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb flanken short ribs aka cross cut short ribs
  • 1/2 cup Thick Soy Sauce (if you do not have this, you can sub it with soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch mixture)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil/fat of choice (butter is tasty!)

Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, add flanken short ribs and pour thick soy sauce and minced garlic. Mix well and let it marinade for at least half an hour (the longer the better!).

Heat up a large cooking pan, and add vegetable oil. Let it heat up for 1-2 minutes so that we know the cooking pan is hot.

Add the slices of short ribs on the cooking pan. Let it cook for about a minute, untouched. Then, using tongs or chopsticks, flip them over to cook the other side for another minute or until cooked thoroughly but still tender and not tough.

Remove from heat and serve!

Grill version

You can also grill these delicious ribs, as the important part really was the sauce we put together and the marinating!

All you have to do is set up your gas or charcoal grill over high heat, and once it’s ready, place the ribs on the grate. Then grill for about 4-6 minutes on each side, and then remove and serve!

Asian Flanken Beef Ribs Recipe

Asian Flanken Beef Ribs Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb flanken short ribs aka cross cut short ribs
  • 1/2 cup Thick Soy Sauce (if you do not have this, you can sub it with soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch mixture)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil/fat of choice (butter is tasty!)

Instructions

    1. In a large mixing bowl, add flanken short ribs and pour thick soy sauce and minced garlic. Mix well and let it marinade for at least half an hour (the longer the better!).
    2. Heat up a large cooking pan, and add vegetable oil. Let it heat up for 1-2 minutes so that we know the cooking pan is hot.
    3. Add the slices of short ribs on the cooking pan. Let it cook for about a minute, untouched. Then, using tongs or chopsticks, flip them over to cook the other side for another minute or until cooked thoroughly but still tender and not tough.
    4. Remove from heat and serve!

Notes

Grill version

Set up your gas or charcoal grill over high heat, and once it's ready, place the ribs on the grate. Then grill for about 4-6 minutes on each side, and then remove and serve!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 480Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 1850mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 37g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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