Although short ribs used to be seen as a less desirable cut of beef, they've risen in popularity, causing prices to also increase for this cut that used to be fairly inexpensive. So if you're now spending more for short ribs, it makes sense to get to know the two popular ways that they're cut, flanken and English style.
How to cook beef short ribs. Traditionally, beef short ribs are braised. Braising is a combination of dry and moist cooking methods where you sear the meat and then bake the meat in a liquid. It sounds intimidating, but it’s actually a very straightforward cooking method and yields delicious results that taste gourmet.