Korean BBQ Galbi


This galbi recipe makes the best Korean BBQ. It is typically cooked over wood charcoal but can be cooked with a grill, oven, or a nonstick frying pan. You can add green onions, sesame seeds, or fresh ginger.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
9 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 40 mins


  • 5 pounds beef short ribs, cut flanken style

  • 1 Asian pear, cored and cubed

  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped

  • 5 cloves garlic

  • 1 cup soy sauce (such as Kikkoman®)

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup honey

  • ¼ cup sesame oil

  • black pepper to taste


  1. Place ribs in a large pot and cover with cold water. Soak ribs in the refrigerator for 1 hour to pull out any blood. Drain.

    Overhead view of a large pot with beef in a liquid

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  2. Combine Asian pear, onion, and garlic in a blender; blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl and stir in soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, sesame oil, and black pepper. Add ribs to soy mixture; turn to coat evenly. Cover the bowl and marinate in the refrigerator, 8 hours to overnight.

    View of the inside of a blender with pale yellow mixture inside

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  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  4. Remove ribs from marinade and cook on the preheated grill until meat is tender and the outside is crusty, 5 to 10 minutes per side. Discard marinade.

    Cooked Beef with grill marks

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You can use rice wine or kiwis instead of Asian pears.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1092 Calories
79g Fat
58g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 1092
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 79g 101%
Saturated Fat 31g 154%
Cholesterol 155mg 52%
Sodium 2501mg 109%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 611mg 13%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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