Grilled Flanken Ribs

Grilled Flanken Ribs are first marinated in a mixture of ginger and garlic and then grilled to perfection. Learn how to use this uncommon beef cut!

While the Fish Tacos with Spicy Slaw recipe won out when I asked friends on Facebook what they wanted to see last week, this recipe was a close second. And now that summer is right around the corner, there couldn’t be a better time to make ribs. These aren’t your standard BBQ ribs. No, no, no these Grilled Flanken Ribs are cut flanken style and then marinated in a sweet gingery garlic sauce before being grilled to perfection.

Flanken style ribs might not be all that popular but I am not quite sure why. They are inexpensive. Flanken ribs are cut then so they cook quickly. They usually have some good marbling. Marinated flanken ribs are  a tender, very flavorful cut of meat.

Grilled Flanken Ribs are first marinated in a mixture of ginger and garlic and then grilled to perfection. Learn how to use this uncommon beef cut!

My grocery store always stocks flanken rips so I have been experimenting with different recipes using them over the last couple of months. Perhaps because I was first introduced to flanken ribs kalbi style, I have always been inclined to do an Asian style marinade with them. This recipe is the latest I tried and is definitely a favorite in our house. I served them with some sesame noodles and edamame and Kellan and Ryan kept asking for more. Reluctantly, I shared.

Next time, I’ll make a double batch.  And I will be sure to serve it with this Garlic Rice  and edamame!

Grilled Flanken Ribs are first marinated in a mixture of ginger and garlic and then grilled to perfection. Learn how to use this uncommon beef cut!

Grilled Flanken Ribs Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:
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  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 pounds flanken ribs
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • sesame seeds



Combine first six ingredients together in a bowl. Mix well.


Place ribs in a resealable plastic bag or a bowl. Pour marinade over the top. Toss the meat to coat completely. Seal and refrigerate for 6 - 8 hours.


Remove from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before you want to cook to allow the meat to come up to room temperature.


Heat your gas grill over medium-high heat. Once hot cook ribs 2 minutes per side. You can also cook these in the broiler by turning your broiler to high and cooking the ribs 2 - 3 minutes per side on the middle rack. Remove and allow to rest for 5 minutes.


Sprinkle diced green onions and sesame seeds over the top and serve.



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  • Reply
    February 19, 2019 at 2:31 am

    Can you cook in the oven and how

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    September 2, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Making the marinade tonight. Does not look like there is going to be much liquid to pour. Do you think a half can of Cola or a few ozs of pineapple juice would be ok to add to tenderize the ribs?

    • Reply
      September 3, 2018 at 11:20 am

      Hey Coby! I was away from my computer yesterday, sorry! I am guessing you already made the decision. Did you add either of those? I’m sure either would work!

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    September 1, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you! Finally a recipe without a ton of sugar in it! Taking these to a Labor Day BBQ Monday. I KNOW they will be loved!

    • Reply
      September 1, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      You are so welcome! Have a great BBQ!

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    June 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Lovely work! Would you be happy to link it in to the current Food on Friday which is about all things BBQ? This is the link . I do hope to see you there. Cheers

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    pam mcdowell
    May 30, 2013 at 5:44 am

    Is there another name for this type of rib? I have never heard of them.

    • Reply
      May 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      Pam- They are beef short ribs but they are cut across the bone instead of into short pieces. A butcher should be able to help you find some :)

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      Faylina Meir
      July 14, 2016 at 11:05 am

      my butcher calls them flanken beef ribs or Korean style ribs. You might also find them as jewish style ribs or LA cut beef ribs. Basically a thin cut of beef with 3-4 bones in it.

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    Cookin Canuck
    May 29, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I adore flanken ribs, but never think to buy them. The flavors sound fantastic!

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