Korean Barbecue Short Ribs Teriyaki


We are doing Korean-style barbecue beef short ribs, except that we're going to use a classic Japanese teriyaki marinade, which aside from being super easy, works incredibly well on this cut of beef. I served mine with rice and coleslaw, and topped the ribs with green onion and cilantro or cilantro flowers.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • ½ cup sake

  • cup mirin (Japanese sweet wine)

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons finely grated ginger

  • 2 tablespoons finely minced green onions

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 2 pounds beef short ribs, cut flanken-style


  1. Combine soy sauce, sake, mirin, brown sugar, ginger, green onions, and turmeric in a large mixing bowl and whisk until combined. Add the short ribs and toss until thoroughly and evenly coated.

  2. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 12 hours, tossing occasionally.

  3. Preheat a charcoal grill for high heat.

  4. Remove meat from the refrigerator. Grill over very hot charcoal until slightly caramelized and just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Any excess marinade can be used to baste the meat while it's grilling. Flip meat after basting to allow to caramelize, about 1 minute more per side.

  5. Serve immediately, spooning or brushing on any accumulated juices from the plate.


Chef's Notes:

Although not common in teriyaki marinades, feel free to add garlic or any other spices or seasonings. Finely minced chile peppers would add a nice kick of heat.

Please wait for any fire to die down and until the coals are glowing before adding the meat to the grill.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

624 Calories
42g Fat
24g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 624
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 53%
Saturated Fat 18g 88%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 1858mg 81%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 336mg 7%

* 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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