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Korean BBQ Galbi Recipe
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Korean BBQ Galbi

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"Best Korean BBQ. Traditionally galbi is cooked over wood charcoal but can be cooked by grill, oven, or using a non-stick frying pan. Instead of Asian pears, you can use rice wine or kiwis. You can also add green onions, sesame seeds or fresh ginger. "

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    1 hr 30 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    9 hrs 40 mins


  1. Place the ribs in a large stockpot and cover with cold water. Soak ribs, refrigerated, for 1 hour to pull out any blood. Drain.
  2. Combine garlic, onion, and Asian pear in a blender and puree. Pour into a large bowl and stir in the soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, sesame oil, and black pepper. Marinate ribs in the soy mixture, covered, overnight.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Grill ribs until the meat is tender and the outside is crusty, 5 to 10 minutes per side.
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Sep 08, 2011

Forgot to mention after you combine the garlic, onion, pear, soy sauce, sugar, honey, & sesame seed oil, taste the sauce. if you want it sweeter you can add more sugar/honey/cola also instead of honey you can also used cola. pear is used as a meat tenderizer so you can substitute w/ kiwi or rice wine too! enjoy!

Sep 14, 2011

I have made this a couple times and it's super yummy! Made it exactly like the recipe states and it drew 2 of my neighbors over to find out what I had on the grill that smelled so good! I always make extra so that we can have it again for lunch the next day.


17 Ratings

Dec 29, 2009

Excellent barbeque marinade recipe. My family and friends love it when we put this on the grill. Finger licking good.

Jun 16, 2012


Sep 13, 2012

this was a home run, i am from Hawaii and this was just like eating at the local drive in, i made the usual Hawaiian sides, rice and macaroni salad. ONO.

Mar 18, 2012

This is one of my favorite dishes from Korea. Just to clarify from the earlier review, Ssamchang is a spicy bean paste and Gojujang is also a paste made from finely crushed red peppers. Served with steamed white rice, this is a great meal.

Feb 03, 2012

In Korea, Galbi is served in lettuce leaves with Ssamchang and sometimes Gojujang - these are spicy condiments and quite tasty. You can probably get them in an Asian grocery store.

May 12, 2013

This made a delicious dinner for us. I did have to change a few things (sorry review purists!) because of personal preferences. I had bonesless short ribs, but this was the recipe I wanted to use. I only used one cup of sweeteners (about 7/8 cup of brown sugar and a tablespoon or so of honey), and went short on the sesame oil. I only marinated this for 8 hours, and the taste was very delicious. I loved how they grill because you get crunchy parts on the edges and the insides were perfectly medium rare and perfect. I served this over sticky rice, a perfect complement to the meat! I have more to BBQ waiting for us, and I can't wait! Thanks for this recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 1092 kcal
  • 55%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57.5 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 155 mg
  • 52%
  • Fat
  • 78.6 g
  • 121%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 39.1 g
  • 78%
  • Sodium
  • 2501 mg
  • 100%

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

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