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Grilled Korean BBQ Beef Short Ribs (Kalbi)

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Marinate Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Grilled Korean BBQ Beef Short Ribs, kalbi, korean beef ribs
Servings: 4


  • Food Processor or Blender


  • 3-4 lbs thin sliced beef ribs


  • 2 pears or 1 asian pear
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • ½ onion
  • 2 tbsp ginger
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup mirin can substitute dry sherry, sweet marsala wine or dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds


  • In a food processor, add all the marinated ingredients except the sesame seeds. Puree until smooth.
  • In a large bowl, add the meat and marinated mixture together. Using a gloved hand; fold/turn the meat until the ribs are fully covered.
  • Add sesame seeds to the large bowl and fold/turn until the ribs are uniformly coated.
  • Marinate for at least 3 hours but preferably overnight.
  • Preheat the grill on to high. Cook 2-3 minutes per side.

Best to served fresh off the grill and served with rice, salad, or vegetables.