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gray plate of 3 kalbi ribs sprinkled with green onion

Grilled Kalbi - Korean Short Ribs

This recipe for grilled kalbi - Korean short ribs - uses two special ingredients to tenderize the meat and add authentic sweetness to the vinegar & soy sauce.
Recipe from GirlsCanGrill.com
Prep Time 6 hrs
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pear baby food
  • 1/4 cup apple baby food
  • 1/4 cup minced white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili pepper flakes optional
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 lbs Korean or flanken short ribs

Finishing Touches

  • 2 cups white rice
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  • In a large zip-top bag, mix together the soy sauce, brown sugar, apples, pears, onion, water, garlic, rice wine vinegar, salt, pepper, chili pepper flakes, ginger powder and sesame oil. Add the short ribs and marinate overnight.
  • Preheat the grill to high. Grill the ribs for 5-7 minutes per side over direct heat.
  • Serve with white rice and a sprinkle of sliced green onions and sesame seeds. 

Nutrition

Calories: 775kcal | Carbohydrates: 107g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1227mg | Potassium: 827mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 5.3mg