Asian Grilled Flanken Short Ribs

Quick cooking and full of flavor, these Asian grilled flanken short ribs are an intensely flavorful change to traditional long simmer short ribs.

Asian Grilled Flanken Short Ribs shot overheat in blue and white dish and shredded

It really pays to know your farmers. Not only do you get an in depth look at the love and care that goes into food production and animal rearing, but you develop a huge appreciation for what they do, and the sacrifices and love that goes into every bit of their business. It truly is a family operation at Widnor Farms, and I am delighted to share, not only this recipe, but also a giveaway for $150 dollars of quality pasture raised meat for one lucky reader.

Brianna and I have known eachother since our freshman year of college, and thankfully remained in touch ever since. Her and her husband are first generation farmers in the Whatcom county area of Washington state, where they live and breathe raising quality pastured animals. If you are an avid Instagram fan, you must follow Brianna and her family adventures in farming at Widnor Farms. Read more about their story here.

Asian Grilled Flanken Short Ribs shot overheat in blue and white dish with Widnor Farms frozen beef alongside

Not only does she curate the best Instagram feed, from showcasing the kids active role in the farm, but how they manage their regenerative farm practices with pasture rotations to keep the land in the best shape possible, endless cute animals, but also the day to day goings on from sunup to sundown, feeding and watering, to milking the cow and making homemade butter (it’s the most relaxing thing to watch.)

Brianna graciously sent me a box of Widnor Farm meats, that included an array of what they offer, from lamb shanks (I’m so excited to roast these!), to steaks, skin on boneless chicken, steaks and these flanken short ribs that I immediately created these Asian Grilled Flanken Short Ribs.

Asian Grilled Flanken Short Ribs shot overheat in blue and white dish

Knowing where your food comes from is something everyone should know and take part in. Be inquisitive, curious, and caring for those who devote their lives and livelihoods to loving and raising quality meat that you know has been well tended. You really can taste a difference, and know that you are supporting small businesses committed to quality and a healthy, sustainable environment.

These Asian Grilled Flanken Short Ribs are marinated overnight, and then grilled for mere minutes to create a super flavorful, tender meat that pulls right off the bone. And this marinate can be easily used for any grilled meats that you like, but it is supreme on beef!

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Yield: 2 Pounds Ribs

Asian Grilled Flanken Short Ribs


  • 2 Pounds Flanken Cut Beef Short Ribs
  • 1/4 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seed Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Green Onion, thinly sliced + Extra for Garnish, if desired
  • Sesame Seeds, for garnish if desired



In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, ground ginger, and sesame seed oil. Place the ribs into a ziploc plastic bag and pour the marinade over the top. Remove the air from the bag, and seal. Squish the marinade around to ensure that all the meat is covered. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours.

Allow the ribs to set out at room temperature about 30 minutes before grilling. Preheat the grill. Coat the grill grates with vegetable oil to avoid sticking, using a paper towel, vegetable oil and tongs. Grill ribs for about 3 minutes per side, over medium high heat. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with sesame seeds and green onions on top if desired.

*This giveaway is being sponsored by Widnor Farms. All Opinions are my own.*