When most people think of short ribs, they think of a long cooking time in a braising liquid. But there’s another version of a short rib that requires just minutes on the grill. They’re usually known as Korean, or flanken-cut, ribs.
For Korean short ribs, which are available at most Asian supermarkets, the ribs are cut lengthwise across the long side of the slab, yielding a very thin strip of meat. And thin meat equals fast cooking on the grill. They’re a delicious change from the usual short ribs. For each person, you should serve one pound of ribs. The smoker box adds another layer of flavor. Char-Broil makes it super easy to use smoke as an ingredient with their terrific selection of Wood Chip Smoker Boxes.
Easy and fast Orange Chipotle Beef Short Ribs
- 1 cup orange juice (not from concentrate)
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 chipotles in adobo sauce
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon granulated onion
- 4 pounds Korean or flanken-cut beef short ribs
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Combine the orange juice, ketchup, vinegar, chipotles, garlic and granulated onion in a small saucepan.
- Bring the sauce to a boil for 10 minutes. Remove sauce from the heat and set aside.
- Preheat the grill to medium high.
- Add one cherry wood Char-Broil disposable smoker box to the grill and close the lid. When the smoker box starts to smoke, in approximately 10 minutes, you are ready to grill.
- Season the beef ribs with salt and pepper.
- Grill the beef ribs for 5-6 minutes per side for medium rare ribs
- Brush the sauce on the ribs for the last two minutes of grilling and serve with additional sauce on the side