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korean bbq ribs

Korean BBQ Beef Ribs

Marinated overnight, juicy Korean beef short ribs (Galbi) seared on a hot grill and garnished with chopped green onions.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Marinating 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 571kcal
Author Dean "Schuey" Schumann


  • 2 lb Korean short ribs 6 bones in each

For the marinade:

  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • cup maltose or honey
  • 1 Asian pear a normal pear is fine
  • ¼ cup mirin
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 small onion roughly chopped
  • 1 small piece of ginger roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions roughly 8-10, white parts only, green parts set aside for garnish
  • 6 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper ground
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup water


  • To make the soy sauce marinade, put all ingredients into a food processor and mix up. You don’t need to puree the ingredients, just a quick buzz to allow them to mix and release their flavors. Put onion green bits aside for garnish.
  • Place beef short ribs and marinade into a container or zip lock bag, marinate for at least four hours or better overnight in the fridge. Give the ribs a stir or flip the bag a couple of times to ensure even marinade distribution.
  • Heat up a grill for 10 minutes to get it nice and hot.
  • While the grill is heating, cut up green onions for garnish at roughly an ⅛ of inch thick on a diagonal angle.
  • Add the beef short ribs to the hot grill and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on one side to allow a char to develop.
  • Repeat on the second side and cook until and internal temperature of around 150°F to 160°F is reached.
  • Remove the ribs from the heat, allow to cool for 5 minutes and garnish with thinly sliced green onion.

To serve:

  • On their own.
  • With steamed Asian vegetables or steamed rice.
  • With standard BBQ side, coleslaw, cornbread, mac n cheese.



Sodium: 2433mg | Calcium: 58mg | Vitamin C: 7mg | Vitamin A: 73IU | Sugar: 46g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 815mg | Cholesterol: 98mg | Calories: 571kcal | Saturated Fat: 8g | Fat: 24g | Protein: 36g | Carbohydrates: 56g | Iron: 5mg