Easy Korean BBQ

Korean BBQ can be made right at home – it only takes 10 min prep and tastes so much better than eating-out! And it’s cheaper too!

Easy Korean BBQ - Korean BBQ can be made right at home - it only takes 10 min prep and tastes so much better than eating-out! And it's cheaper too!

Greetings from San Francisco! Jason and I had a rough couple of days but we are finally settling in our new home. Our place is a mess with at least 20 lingering boxes but I’m loving our new place. It’s a bit east of San Francisco in the suburbs so we can stay away from the congestion and traffic of the city but we’re still close enough to take the Bart to explore the city and scope out all of the new foodie places on my list.

Easy Korean BBQ - Korean BBQ can be made right at home - it only takes 10 min prep and tastes so much better than eating-out! And it's cheaper too!

Easy Korean BBQ - Korean BBQ can be made right at home - it only takes 10 min prep and tastes so much better than eating-out! And it's cheaper too!

Easy Korean BBQ - Korean BBQ can be made right at home - it only takes 10 min prep and tastes so much better than eating-out! And it's cheaper too!

But before I stay up all night unpacking and organizing the house, I have to share this recipe for Korean short ribs. It’s surprisingly so easy to make, requiring just a simple marinade overnight. And when you’re ready to eat, just throw these babies on the grill to your desired doneness and serve. It’s that easy! Not to mention, so much cheaper to make it right at home than eating out – it can get quite expensive!

Easy Korean BBQ - Korean BBQ can be made right at home - it only takes 10 min prep and tastes so much better than eating-out! And it's cheaper too!

Post updated April 30, 2015.

Easy Korean BBQ

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 8 hours, 10 minutes

Total Time 8 hours, 20 minutes

Yield 4 servings

Easy Korean BBQ

Korean BBQ can be made right at home - it only takes 10 min prep and tastes so much better than eating-out! And it's cheaper too!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 small Asian pear, peeled and finely grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 pounds Korean style beef short ribs*

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, pear, garlic, mirin, sesame oil, ginger, sesame seeds and green onions.
  • In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine soy sauce mixture and short ribs; marinate overnight, turning the bag occasionally.
  • Preheat grill to medium high heat. Add short ribs to grill and cook, flipping once, until desired doneness is reached, about 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

*Korean-style short ribs can be found at most Asian markets. The cut, also known as "flanken," refers to a strip of beef cut across the bone from the chuck end of the short ribs, resulting in a thin strip of meat, about 8-10 inches in length, with 1/2-inch thick rib bones lined on one side.

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Why It’s A Smart Choice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 682.9 Calories from Fat 463.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51.5g 79%
Saturated Fat 20.6g 103%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 1157.4mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 27.3g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g 13%
Sugars 20.2g
Protein 27.5g 55%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Beef is an excellent choice for individuals who are iron deficient. One serving of this recipe will provide you with about 2.5-3g of iron. This dish is a little bit high in sodium so choose a low-sodium soy sauce if you have high blood pressure or otherwise need to watch your salt intake. To cut down on calories, trim off some of the visible fat.

Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.



Comments

  1. says

    Wow I am sure you earnt every last rib on this plate for what you had to go through. I hate moving and I only moved in my own state. Can not imagine the hassle you guys had to go through. I hope you settle in well.

    Nothing better than korean ribs, period. Great recipe!

  2. says

    hey Chung-Ah,
    I had no idea you were moving!! I love San Francisco. . I lived there for a few years before I was married. Well, we will have to catch up at IFBC! glad to hear you are settling in. . and yes, SF is quite the foodie town. . you are going to LOVE it. I, on the other hand, am moving to Madison, WI, still a little foodie town but on a different scale :) see you in a couple of weeks!

  3. Kim Pettiford says

    Hi there. I love your blog. I stumbled upon it while searching for something else. Do you have a recipe for homemade kimchi? This is one of my favorite Korean staples…

    • Chung-Ah says

      Unfortunately, I do not have a recipe for homemade kimchi. I am hoping to learn from Jason’s mother who has been making kimchi for at least 30 years now. It’s truly an art form so once I master it, I will share the recipe.

  4. Carrie says

    Unfortunately I don’t have access to a grill and I would like to make these – can they be made in the oven or stove?

  5. Reaghan says

    I have to say, this is now a go-to recipe in my house. I’ve made it at least a dozen times!!
    We’ve tweaked it a bit, I use:
    beef strips or thinly shaved beef instead of ground beef
    Add cabbage, carrots, mushrooms and broccoli

    Thanks again for this (now) favourite!

  6. hotchilidog says

    The cut of the ribs in your pictures look like they are cut through the rib. It looks like you can see the bone marrow. What is this cut called?

  7. Sarah says

    is there an Asian grocery store in SF that you know sells this cut of short rib? Do you know if the Nijiya Market or places in Inner Richmond do? Would love to try it out!

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