Grilled Flanken Short Ribs


These are utterly delicious. A little sweet, a little spicy, and very tasty.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 16 mins


  • 2 pounds beef short ribs, cut flanken-style

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons steak seasoning

  • cup soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Season short ribs with sugar and steak seasoning; rub over both sides.

  2. Whisk soy sauce, vinegar, maple syrup, 2 teaspoons 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.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

The cayenne pepper amount has been reduced based on review feedback.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

373 Calories
29g Fat
12g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 373
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 1754mg 76%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 268mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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