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Beef Short Ribs Aloha Style

Beef Short Ribs Aloha Style

My recipe for Beef Short Ribs Aloha Style uses no sugar in the marinade leaving just great flavors in the meat. Best to marinate for about 24 hours but could do in 8 to 12
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Additional Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 25 mins
Course Beef
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 ½ pounds beef short ribs cut flanken style
  • For the Marinade
  • ¾ cup lime juice
  • 1 ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce do I have to say it again? You don't need the extra salt
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce or to taste optional (I did not have this in the original recipe, but it really adds a great layer of flavor so if you have it, use it)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced (about 1 ½ teaspoons)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger or 1 ½ teaspoons dry
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • Couple dashes red pepper flakes optional
  • Finely sliced green onion tops and toasted sesame seeds for garnish if desired


  • Mix the marinade ingredients together in a large baking dish. Add the ribs. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator, turning occasionally, for 12 - 24 hours. 
  • Heat a charcoal or gas grill to high, when hot, place the ribs on the grill and cook, turning occasionally until cooked to your desired degree of doneness; about 5 minutes total unless your degree of doneness is charcoal. Watch for flare-ups as these ribs have a good deal of fat to feed the fire. This is desirable, but you do need to watch so they don't burn. Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired. Eat and enjoy.
Keyword Hawaiian ribs with not sugar in the marinade, short ribs
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