Korean Braised Short Ribs (Galbi Jjim) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Korean Braised Short Ribs (Galbi Jjim) Recipe
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Korean Braised Short Ribs (Galbi Jjim)

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"This is a traditional Korean dish and a different method of preparing korean short ribs (galbi). The sweet marinade and tender meat will fall right off the bone and into your mouth!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 20 mins

    3 hrs 20 mins


  1. To make the sauce, combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, fresh ginger, ground ginger, brown sugar, water, rice wine, pear, kiwi, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
  2. Fill a large stockpot with cold water. Soak the short ribs in the water for 30 minutes to 1 hour to pull out impurities. Drain. Score ribs by slicing shallow criss cross cuts across the meat.
  3. Fill the stockpot with clean water and bring to a boil. Simmer the short ribs in the water for 30 minutes. Drain. Return the simmered ribs to the pot; pour in the sauce, bring to a low boil. Simmer the ribs in the sauce for 60 minutes. Stir in the carrot, potatoes, green onions, yellow onion, chestnuts, and shiitake mushrooms. Simmer until vegetables are tender, at least 30 additional minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 26, 2009

My family really enjoy the short ribs. I made a few changes to the recipe. 1 bag of carrots. 4 potatoes. I did not add green onion, water chestnuts or mushroom. I will definitely make this again and pass the recipe on to my friends and family.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 20, 2010

I must have used the incorrect Soy Sauce, because 1 1/2 cups made the sauce inedible because it was too salty........I never even added the extra salt that the recipe called for. Since the sauce was so overpowering with salt I have no idea what the real flavor was..........


12 Ratings

Apr 14, 2011

Really good recipe! Easy and simple. Very sweet and salty. The only thing I recommend is adding an extra cup of water to the sauce.

Sep 18, 2009

This recipe is very yummy. I will totaly make this again. The only problem I had was that the meat felt like it had tiny little slivers of bone all through it. I have never cooked spare ribs before so I have no idea what this problem is. The flavor was great though. I would use this recipe again perhaps with a different kind of meat. Thanks!

Dec 09, 2010

Don't be put off by all the ingredients - these ribs are amazing! I omitted the kiwi and the shiitake mushrooms (forgot to buy them) and could probably have done without the water chestnuts. My only minor complaint is that everything turned out rather salty (and I love salt!). Other than that, we couldn't get enough. Thanks, I'll be making these again!

Oct 23, 2009

To be honest at first I had my doubts about this recipe but it turned out so well, I will definitely make it again! It was well worth the time and effort, my family was very pleased with the end results : )

Mar 23, 2010

This was really sumptuous ! The beef was so tender, and the flavor was just enough sweet and salty. I added 1 sweet potatoes as well, butternut squash would be good too :) One thing I did was I used few chunks of caneloupe, and few chunks for honey dew in replace of the pear and kiwi. Why not, it was leftover from a fruit salad. The substitution did not change flavor in the dish. The sauce was so good over rice. If you think it's not garlicky enough, then add some more garlic powder as I do to any dish anyways... and lots of cracked black pepper. YUM !!!

Jan 04, 2010

This recipe is now a family favorite! We really enjoyed making it, an authentic aroma filled the house. Simple, tasty, messy but fun. At some point I will try different flavors like extra garlic or a spicy element. Thank you for sharing this recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 690 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 47.1 g
  • 73%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 26.7 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 3355 mg
  • 134%

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

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