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Flanken Ribs Recipe (Kalbi Style)

Flanken cut beef short ribs in the Kalbi style. Marinated then grilled hot and fast.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Marinating12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Keyword: flanken ribs, kalbi short ribs, korean bbq
Servings: 4


  • 2 pounds beef short ribs cut in 1/2 inch strips across the bones
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Asian pear peeled, cored and grated
  • 1/2 Fuji apple peeled, cored and grated
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds


  • Peel and core Asian pear, apple, ginger and garlic. Put in food processor and pulse to puree. Alternately, you could grate by hand.
  • Add soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, mirin, cayenne and pepper. Pulse to incorporate.
  • Slice green onions. Add to marinade.
  • Stir in sesame seeds.
  • Marinate ribs in a zip lock bag or shallow casserole dish in the refrigerator at least 12 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Remove ribs from refrigerator 30 minutes before grilling.
  • Remove ribs from marinade. Grill on high for 3 or 4 minutes per side to desired doneness.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.