Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea Grilled Short Ribs


Prep Time
15 Minutes

Cook Time
10 Minutes


  • 2 c. Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea
  • 1 c. Milo’s Lemonade
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • ½ c. yellow onion, diced
  • 3 tbsp. chopped ginger
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 c. hoisin sauce
  • ¼ c. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ c. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. crushed red pepper
  • 3 lbs. flanken-style beef short ribs, ½ inch thick
  • 2 tbsp. oil, for grilling
  • ¼ c. cilantro, lightly chopped
  • 1 tbsp. White sesame seeds


  1. For marinade: In a sauce pot, combine sesame oil, Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea and Milo’s Lemonade. Reduce by half and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine remaining marinade ingredients including reduced tea and lemonade and process until smooth.
  3. For shortribs: Place beef and marinade in a bowl or resealable bag and allow to marinade for a minimum of one hour, preferably overnight.
  4. Preheat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan. Use oil if needed to wipe down.
  5. Remove meat from marinade and wipe off excess marinade. Place on the hot grill and cook 3-4 minutes per side. Meat should have a slight char.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and sesame seeds. Serve with lettuce and herbs or mashed potatoes.