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Cooked Korean beef short ribs in a Dutch oven
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Korean Beef Short Ribs (Galbi Jjim)

Complete with a sweet and spicy chili garlic sauce marinade, our Korean Beef Short Ribs recipe is irresistible! It takes 15 minutes or less to prep. A perfect, easy dinner recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 50 mins
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: korean
Keyword: beef short ribs recipe, korean beef short ribs, korean beef short ribs recipe, korean short ribs
Servings: 4
Calories: 925kcal


  • Knife and peeler
  • Bowls for mixing
  • Oven
  • Microplane or grater


Korean Short Ribs Marinade

  • 2 Tbsps. chili garlic sauce
  • tsp. sesame oil
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce or Tamari shoyu
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 4 tsp. rice vinegar

Short Ribs Recipe

  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 8 scallions or ½ an onion
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil divided
  • 1½ - 2 lbs. boneless beef short ribs
  • ¼ cup flour or gluten-free flour blend
  • 2 cups beef broth divided
  • ¼ tsp. salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Mince 6 cloves garlic and 8 scallions and peel 1-inch ginger. Set it aside.
    In a bowl, combine 2 Tbsp. chili garlic sauce, 1½ tsp. sesame oil, ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce, ¼ cup brown sugar, and 4 tsp. rice vinegar. Whisk until combined.
    Chili garlic sauce in a bowl with a whisk
  • Place the short ribs in a bowl. Sprinkle with ¼ cup flour and toss until coated.
    Heat a cast iron Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed pan to medium-high on the stove top.
    Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Once hot, add half of the short ribs along with a pinch of salt and pepper.
    Saute for 3-4 minutes per side until seared, then remove and set aside. Repeat to sear all ribs.
    Short ribs on a cutting board
  • Turn the heat to medium and add another Tbsp. of olive oil. Add the minced garlic and onions to the pan, then grate 1-inch ginger. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Stir often.
    Return the short ribs to the pan and pour the sauce over top along with 1 cup beef broth. Stir together and completely submerge the ribs in the liquid.
    Korean short ribs ready to cook in dutch oven
  • Cover and bake for 1 hour. Remove and add ½ cup beef broth, then cook for another hour. Finally, remove and add another ½ cup beef broth. Cook for another 30 minutes.
    Cooked Korean beef short ribs with a wooden spoon in a Dutch oven



  • Make sure the ribs are completely under the liquid before placing them in the oven. This will give you the most tender kalbi short ribs.
  • When they're ready to eat, Korean BBQ short ribs will be fall-apart tender and easy to shred with a fork or knife. Cook time depends on the thickness of your ribs. If they seem like they aren't ready yet, leave them in a bit longer.


Calories: 925kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 79g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 234mg | Sodium: 1727mg | Potassium: 1613mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 239IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 10mg