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Easy and Simple Korean BBQ Ribs Recipe
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Easy and Simple Korean BBQ Ribs

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"This is a family recipe that's not only simple, but tastes great! Only needs some steamed rice to complete the meal."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. Whisk together the soy sauce and sugar in a bowl until the sugar has dissolved, and stir in the black pepper, garlic, green onions, sesame oil, and sesame seeds.
  2. Place the ribs in a large bowl, and pour the marinade over the ribs. Stir to coat the ribs with the marinade, and refrigerate for 1 hour. Stir the ribs and marinade again, and refrigerate for 1 more hour.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Remove the ribs from the marinade, discard the marinade, and grill the ribs until brown and no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side. Have a spray bottle of water handy in case the ribs flare up.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 24, 2011

These were awesome, but I have to say my addition made all the difference. I added a couple of scoops of plum sauce in my measuring cup and added the soy sauce over it to equal a cup. By doing this it made the marinade thicker and gave it just the right sweet and savory taste Korean ribs need. Sorry no exact measuring and I can't remember if I added sugar too. I also emitted the sesame oil and seeds just out of preference. Black pepper, garlic, onions are a must and I marinaded it for 5 hours. Will use it over and over and over because to buy this at our local restaurant is way more expensive than doing it yourself! Enjoy :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 25, 2013

Seriously I don't know how this recipe is getting good reviews. I followed directions to a "T" and the ribs were chewy, not tender at all and were kind of blah tasting. Will not even attempt this one again. Maybe the cut of meat is just not what i'm used to.

Jul 05, 2010

I really like this recipe. I used pork ribs and it came out amazing. Started them on the grill to get a nice sear. I kept a small pan filled with the extra marinade in the grill as the ribs cooked. This was nice because it started to reduce and made an excellent glaze. I applied the sauce multiple times during the grilling and by the time I finished they were coated perfectly. I removed the ribs from the grill and wrapped them in foil and allowed them to cool a bit before cutting them apart. I'm pretty sure that I will be using this recipe every time I do ribs. Thanks!

Mar 05, 2010

AMAZING recipe, a must try. It was loved by with all of us. I cooked it on the bbq but I think next time I will do it in the oven because it flared up.

Feb 22, 2010

this is a very simple asian recipe. I live in japan and it taste very similar to the sauces they use. I rate this 5 stars and my husband and children love it.

Apr 06, 2012

oh emmm geeee! I've never had korean ribs but if this is what they are like - yowza! these were fabulous! I had beef ribs that needed to be cooked, and I was driven by what is in the pantry since the stores are closed to day for a holiday. I followed the directions as written, and added a teaspoon of ground ginger and a few dashes of chinese five spice powder, then marinated for about 3 hours. The flavours stay with these even after cooking, a delightful sticky sweet/salty delicious-ness. Just be sure to monitor progress regularly on the grill, as they can flare up as the fat of the beef rib releases. Mine did suffer a char here and there, but still came out very tasty. Will be making again very soon. Thanks Doubledown for sharing. This recipe rocks!

May 01, 2012

Amazing! Had "regular" beef ribs, not the special cut. Didn't have green onions or sesame seeds. I was skeptical about a recipe with 4 ingredients (soy, sugar, garlic, sesame oil) but these were delish! Hubby didn't stop raving! We did the ribs in the crock pot but this would be great grilled. Also would be an excellent marinade for flank steak.

May 14, 2011

Fantastic recipe! I had to cook them in the oven due to bad weather, but they were wonderful. Will make again.


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  • Calories
  • 771 kcal
  • 39%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57.4 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 49 g
  • 75%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 26 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 3660 mg
  • 146%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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