Garlic and Herb Grilled Korean Kalbi Beef Short Ribs


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Impress your loved ones with this scrumptious kalbi beef short rib recipe! Infused with the flavors of garlic, herbs, and the char from a grill, these savory ribs will elevate your weekend barbecue or any special occasion. Pair them with a tangy Korean dipping sauce for an enhanced taste experience that will catapult everyone’s palate into culinary paradise.


  • 4 lbs Korean-style beef short ribs (kalbi)
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh green onion
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the garlic, ginger, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add the beef short ribs to the bowl and toss to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  3. Preheat the grill to high heat.
  4. Thread the beef short ribs onto the skewers, folding the meat over itself to make it easier to grill.
  5. Grill the skewers for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until the meat is browned and caramelized.
  6. Serve hot with Korean dipping sauce on the side.

Korean dipping sauce ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh green onion
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

Korean dipping sauce instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, green onion, and red pepper flakes.
  2. Serve the Korean dipping sauce with the grilled beef short ribs.

With enough for 6-8 people, enjoy this tantalizing dish alongside steamed rice and the perfect accompaniment of Korean-style pickled vegetables.

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