This caramelized Korean BBQ Short Ribs is super flavorful and easy to cook. Serve with lettuce leafs and steamed rice for a delicious Korean meal!
If you are a fan of Korean food, you have probably heard of Galbi. Galbi is a popular grilled dish in Korean cuisine. It’s essentially sliced beef short ribs marinated and cooked on a tabletop grill.
Last week, I ordered a reversible stove-top griddle from Amazon. It’s perfect for making Galbi at home and many other grilled dishes. I couldn’t wait to give my new griddle a try. Today, I made Korean BBQ short ribs (galbi) for dinner and we loved it. Now, I can’t wait to share the recipe with you.
When shopping for beef short ribs to make galbi with, I usually look for well-marbled ribs for extra tenderness and flavor.
This time, I used boneless beef short ribs I got from Sunrise Mart (a Japanese grocery store) to make this dish. They are prepackaged and sliced into an ideal thickness, I find it very convenient to cook with. But I like galbi made with bone-in beef short ribs as well.
With this sweet and savory marinade made with soy sauce, brown sugar and a couple other common ingredients, you can make delicious restaurant-quality Korean BBQ short ribs at home. Simply add everything into a blender and make a puree, the marinade is ready to be used.
It’s my first time using my new stove-top griddle and I am very happy with the result. After heating the griddle to 350ºF and grilled for about 4 minutes each side, the galbi has caramelized and developed a nice crispy edge.
You can enjoy this dish in a traditional Korean style by making a wrap (serve with lettuce leafs, and Korean BBQ sauce/Ssamjang), or simply with steamed white rice. Either way, it’s delicious!
I hope you enjoy making this tasty Korean BBQ Short Ribs BB at home. If you like this recipe, please leave a rating and share it with your friends!
- 1 pound boneless beef short rib slices
- 1 small apple
- 2-inch long piece of ginger
- 3 cloves garlic
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 stalks green onion/scallion, chopped
- a handful of toasted sesame seeds
- Purée all the ingredients for marination in a blender until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into a gallon size ziploc bag and add short ribs.
- Seal and marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours, preferably 8-10 hours.
- Heat a stove top griddle or a grill to 350°F.
- Drain excess marinade off short ribs and carefully place onto the griddle or grill.
- Cook about 4 minutes each side until cooked through and browned.
- Let rest for 5 minutes, then cut the short ribs into 2-inch long pieces with a kitchen scissor.
- Transfer to a bowl or plate, sprinkle on top green onion and toasted sesame seeds to serve.
Wow, so much good stuff in one post… I simply have to try this out.
Enjoy cooking, let me know if you have questions for me, happy to help!
This was so good! We marinated the meat 10 hours, then sliced it before cooking. Amazing! Even my picky eater had seconds. Thank you!
You’re welcome Bethany!
Hi! I would like to try this with bone in short ribs. I was wondering, around how long does it takes to grill the bone in short ribs as it has the bone and usually meat with bone take a longer time to cook. If it’s under cook, tends to be hard. As I’ve always used bone in short ribs for stew, but I’ve not tried grilling it before. Looking forward to your reply! 🙂
Hi Shannon, if using bone-in short ribs, I recommend thinning it first to reduce cooking time and avoid under cooking. Checkout this youtube video on how to cut Korean short rib into Kalbi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX2gkN4c0qU
Hi! I’ve yet to try this recipe of yours as I’m thinking to use bone in short ribs. I was wondering how long will it take to cook if using bone in short ribs. As I’ve always used bone in short ribs for stew (which takes 2-3hours slow cooked), so I’m wondering how long it’ll take to cook by grilling.