Beef Flanken Ribs

Beef Flanken Ribs

Indulge in the savory delight of this flavor-packed Beef Flanken Ribs recipe from our friend Lauren Nagel of Bon Appeteach! These succulent ribs are soaked in a delectable soy sauce-based marinade, infusing them with a burst of umami flavors. Whether seared to perfection in a trusty cast-iron skillet on the stove or charred over an open fire on the grill, this recipe promises a mouthwatering experience for all beef lovers!


For the Ribs:
  • Flanken Beef Short Ribs: Use Raikes Korean Style Short Ribs for this recipe.
  • Onion: Sliceinto thin pieces.
  • Sesame Seeds: For garnish, sprinkle with some sesame seeds for flavor and crunch.
  • Green Onion: A little bit of green onion is also a wonderful garnish here.
  • Sesame Oil: Use sesame oil as the oil to help sear these flanken ribs. If you don’t have sesame oil, you can use a neutral oil like vegetable or avocado oil.
For the Marinade:
  • Soy Sauce: Soy sauce lends a savory and umami flavor.
  • Mirin: Mirin is a rice wine that is often used for marinades and sauces. If you don’t have mirin on hand, you can substitute it with rice vinegar.
  • Water: You will need to add a little bit of water since the other ingredients in this marinade are so strong.
  • Brown Sugar & Honey: Brown sugar and honey will balance the flavors in this marinade and add just a hint of sweetness.
  • Garlic & Ginger: These two aromatics are important for flavor.


  1. Dry the Ribs: Remove the flanken ribs from the packaging and pat them dry to remove excess moisture. Place the beef ribs into a shallow dish or container and set this aside.
  2. Make Marinade: Make the marinade by adding all the ingredients together into a bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside about 1/2 cup and store in a separate container.
  3. Pour & Marinate: Pour the marinade over the flanken ribs and make sure they are fully coated. Add in the sliced onion and mix everything together, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Cooking Instructions:
  1. Warm Reserved Marinade: In a small pot on the stove, cook down the saved 1/2 cup of marinade and let it reduce in half on low heat. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Remove Ribs from Marinade: Remove the flanken ribs from the marinade and discard the remaining liquid. Pat the flanked ribs dry and prepare them for searing.
  3. Preheat: Heat a large cast iron griddle over medium-high heat or heat a grill to medium direct heat.
  4. Add Oil: If searing on the cast iron griddle, add a little sesame oil and then sear each side of the flanken ribs for 2-3 minutes. If grilling, add a little oil directly to the beef ribs instead to prevent them from sticking and cook for 2-3 minutes per side as well or until your desired level of doneness (For medium-rare, cook to around 135 F).
  5. Serve: When they are cooked, place them on a platter and brush them with the reduced marinade, garnish with sesame seeds and green onions, and serve!

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