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Kalbi (Marinated Beef Short Ribs) Recipe
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Kalbi (Marinated Beef Short Ribs)

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"This is a variation of a traditional Korean recipe for marinated beef short ribs. My friends all request it repeatedly! Very tasty!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    8 hrs 40 mins


  1. Stir the sugar into the soy sauce in a bowl until the sugar dissolves completely. Whisk the sesame oil, garlic, green onions, and sesame seeds into the soy sauce. Place the short ribs in a large, sealable bag and pour the marinade over the meat. Marinate in refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate. Remove the ribs from the bag; discard the marinade.
  3. Cook the short ribs on the preheated grill until they are very firm, hot, and grey in the center, about 15 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
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  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
  • Tip
  • 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
Jan 19, 2010


Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 07, 2010

This did not work for us at all. The flavor was very good (hence the 3 stars) on the tiny portion that was edible, but the ribs didn't grill right at all. I think it would have been much better to try this marinade with slow cooking the ribs instead of grilling them. They were almost impossible to eat and mostly went to waste, it was very disappointing.

Nov 27, 2011

I've used this recipe a handful of times. Each time I made it, everyone raved about the ribs, even scooping up the last drop of juice and and pouring it over their rice. Since I do not have a grill, I cooked the ribs in the oven. I used aluminum foil to seal the ribs like a tent and gave it more of a steam effect so that they came out very tender; the meat was falling off of the bones. I cooked it in 400 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Nov 22, 2010

I used the marinade for some Korean style spare ribs and then put on the BBQ. My guests really liked the flavor and took the recipe with them. There is nothing I would change in this recipe. BUT, if you were so inclined, you could add hot spices to this to kick it up a notch or two! I'm not into heat but some of you I'm sure are! Aloha!

Nov 11, 2010

I can see why your friends all request it - repeatedly. Since I found this recipe about 3 months ago I have made these ribs 5 times. This is such the perfect recipe. Every sense - and those of the neighbors - are heightened when this is cooking. Fantastic!!!

Apr 05, 2011

This recipe was amazingly good. I did use the boneless ribs and I did do it in my crock pot is the only thing different. they came out so tender...even my picky hubby loved them =)

Feb 19, 2012

Used this sauce and boneless short ribs in the crock pot. Served over rice. Fantastic! one of our new favorites.

Feb 28, 2011

I give this only 4 stars because I did not make the recipe as directed. I used boneless short ribs. I ran out of soy so I had to use some teriyaki and also used a gourmet bloody mary mix when I ran out of teriyaki. I didn't have any sesame seeds so I omitted them as well. Instead of grilling, I broiled the ribs for 7 minutes per side and then sliced them into medallions. They were so tender and flavorful and were a huge success at my party. This marinade recipe is definitely a keeper.


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  • Calories
  • 995 kcal
  • 50%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 155 mg
  • 52%
  • Fat
  • 80 g
  • 123%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 38.5 g
  • 77%
  • Sodium
  • 1888 mg
  • 76%

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

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