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Beef Crack (Flanken-Style Short Ribs)

Rated as 2.5 out of 5 Stars

"As the name implies these are utterly addicting. A little sweet, a little spicy and very tasty."
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1 h 16 m servings 373
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Season short ribs with sugar and steak seasoning; rub over both sides.
  2. Whisk soy sauce, vinegar, maple syrup, 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, sesame oil, ginger, and red pepper flakes together in a small bowl to make marinade.
  3. Pour marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add short ribs. Seal and let marinate in the refrigerator, 1 to 4 hours.
  4. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  5. Remove short ribs from marinade; discard marinade. Grill short ribs until well-browned, about 3 minutes per side.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 373 calories; 29.1 12.4 15.6 62 1754 Full nutrition

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Excellent! The 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper must be a typo though. I like spicy but that would have made these inedible. I only used 2 teaspoons and even that was a bit much ...

This was awful! First, the idea of having 2 Tbs and 2 tsps of cayenne petter as well as hot red pepper totally overwhelmed the flavors. I actually limited the cayenne to a small Tbs and it wa...