This recipe is loosely based on a recipe which I found online at alaboostablogspot.com. It is great. I have changed it a bit to make it easier. I make this in a glazed clay pot but a heavy dutch oven will do. A balaboosta is yiddish for an "excellent homemaker..and more"-there is no exact translation. This recipe serves 2-4 people only. Double or triple for more. Flanken is very similar to shortribs ( its cross cut).