― Flanken-style short ribs are cut across the grain into relatively thin strips. Because of the way they're sliced, they are tender enough to be grilled quickly, and that's a pretty common way they're cooked. ∙ But that doesn't mean you can't braise them. The result of braising is melt-in-your-mouth slices of beef that you can cut with a fork. ∙ Meanwhile the sauce will be rich, meaty, and flavorful. ∙ Braised Flanken-Style Beef Ribs ∙ 1 pound flanken-style ribs [...].