Korean Braised Short Ribs (Galbi Jjim)


This is a traditional Korean dish and a different method of preparing korean short ribs (galbi). The sweet marinade and tender meat will fall right off the bone and into your mouth!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
8 servings



  • 1 ½ cups soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • ½ cup rice wine

  • ½ cup pear, peeled and grated

  • 1 kiwi, peeled and mashed

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper


  • 4 pounds beef short ribs

  • 1 carrot, cut into large dice

  • 2 potatoes, peeled, cut into large chunks

  • ½ cup chopped green onions

  • 1 yellow onion, cut into large dice

  • 1 cup chestnuts (Optional)

  • ½ cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced (Optional)


  1. To make the sauce, combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, fresh ginger, ground ginger, brown sugar, water, rice wine, pear, kiwi, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk to combine.

  2. Fill a large stockpot with cold water. Soak the short ribs in the water for 30 minutes to 1 hour to pull out impurities. Drain. Score ribs by slicing shallow criss cross cuts across the meat.

  3. Fill the stockpot with clean water and bring to a boil. Simmer the short ribs in the water for 30 minutes. Drain. Return the simmered ribs to the pot; pour in the sauce, bring to a low boil. Simmer the ribs in the sauce for 60 minutes. Stir in the carrot, potatoes, green onions, yellow onion, chestnuts, and shiitake mushrooms. Simmer until vegetables are tender, at least 30 additional minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

690 Calories
47g Fat
35g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 690
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 18g 92%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 3355mg 146%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 30mg 152%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 769mg 16%

* 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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