How To Cook Flanken Ribs on Stove? Cook Short Ribs Like A Pro

How To Cook Flanken Ribs on Stove

Do you know what flanken ribs are? If yes is your answer, then you might be wondering how to create a succulent dish right on your stovetop. Flanken ribs, a cut of beef short ribs, are thinly sliced across the bone, showcasing their unique, "flanken style". They're a star player in many cuisines, offering an unparalleled beefy taste with every bite.

Our journey to a mouth-watering short rib recipe begins with a well-balanced marinade, turning these beef short ribs into an explosion of flavors. Imagine the ribs, slow-cooked to perfection, right on your stove. Picture the tantalizing aromas wafting through your kitchen as you prepare short ribs on the stove, making your home feel like a five-star restaurant.

What's next, you ask? Well, that involves taking these marinated, flanken style ribs and transforming them into a culinary masterpiece. But, that's a story for another time. Stay tuned to discover how to take this tantalizing appetizer to the next level!

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Cook Flanken Ribs on Stove

Let's now go far from the anticipation, and delve right into our beef short ribs recipe. To cook short ribs on the stove top, you need to gather some specific ingredients and follow detailed, step-by-step instructions. Here's what you need:


  • 3 lbs beef flanken ribs, cut into pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped


  1. Preparation: Start by seasoning the cut short ribs, the star of our beef short ribs recipe, with salt and pepper.

  2. Searing: Heat the sesame oil over high heat in a large, heavy-bottomed pan. Once hot, add the beef ribs to the pan. You should hear a satisfying sizzle as the ribs meet the pan. Brown the ribs on all sides, which should take about 1 minute per side. Depending on the size of your pan, you might need to do this in batches to avoid overcrowding.

  3. Sauté: Once all the flanken short ribs are beautifully browned, remove the ribs from the pan and set them aside. In the same pan, add the chopped onion, minced garlic, carrots, and celery, sautéing until they are soft and fragrant.

  4. Deglaze: Pour in the red wine, using it to deglaze the pan. This means scraping up all the delicious, browned bits from the bottom of the pan. They are pieces of flavor made during the searing process and should not be wasted!

  5. Braise: Return the ribs to the pan and add the beef broth and thyme. The liquid should almost cover the ribs. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and let it simmer. This is where we braise our beef flanken ribs, letting them cook slowly and gently for about 2-3 hours.

  6. Serve: Once the ribs are tender, remove them from the pan. You can strain the cooking liquid and serve it as a sauce, if desired.

The result? You've just learned how to make flanken ribs on the stove top, achieving a perfect balance of flavors. Per serving, you get a nutritious, protein-packed meal that's sure to impress your guests.

Keep in mind, cooking is an art, and each artist has their unique style. Feel free to adjust this recipe to suit your taste.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does It Take To Cook Ribs on Top of the Stove?

Cooking time for ribs can vary based on their size and the method used. However, for our flanken style short ribs, expect to spend about 45 minutes simmering them on the stovetop. This low and slow approach ensures the ribs are tender and flavorful.

What Is the Best Way to Pan Fry Short Ribs?

The best way to pan fry short ribs, especially when they're cut across the bone or cross cut ribs, is to start with a hot pan and some quality oil. Sear the ribs on high heat until they're browned on one side, then flip and continue to cook the other side. Lower the heat and finish cooking until the ribs are tender. Don't forget to season before and after for that perfect taste!

Should I Boil My Short Ribs Before Cooking?

While some cooks prefer to boil their short ribs before cooking to shorten the cooking time and remove some fat, it's not a necessary step. Boiling can leach out some of the flavor. With our flanken ribs recipe, we slow-cook the ribs in a flavorful liquid instead.

How To Fry Beef Ribs on the Stove?

Frying beef ribs on the stove is a straightforward process. Start by seasoning your cut ribs. Heat some oil in a pan or Dutch oven over high heat. Add the ribs, making sure not to crowd the pan. Sear the ribs until they're nicely browned, then flip them over and continue to cook the other side. Once both sides are browned, you can lower the heat and continue cooking until the ribs are done to your liking. If you're following a recipe that calls for braising, like a make Korean style dish, you would add your liquid at this point and simmer until the ribs are tender.


Cooking delicious ribs on the stove can seem daunting, but with these guidelines and your trusty Dutch oven, you can turn cross cut ribs into a tender, mouth-watering dish. The key is to take your time and let the ribs cook slowly, allowing the flavors to develop and the meat to become tender.

With a little patience and practice, you'll be able to serve up a flanken ribs recipe that will impress your guests every time.

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