Kalbi (Korean Marinated Short Ribs)

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Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on July 9, 2008.



Kalbi (Korean Marinated Short Ribs)

  • 1 yellow onion, cut into large chunks
  • 1 stalk green onion, cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 2 cups soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 10 pounds short ribs


  1. Place onions into a food processor or blender; puree.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pureed onions, soy sauce, pepper, ginger, garlic, sugar, and sesame.
  3. Marinate short ribs in sauce for at least one day.
  4. Broil or grill to desired doneness.

Makes 12 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:(assumes 100% marinade absorption):
400 calories, 19 g fat, 8 g saturated fat, 100 mg cholesterol, greater than 2500 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g sugar, 35 g protein


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Easy to make, good if you like teriyaki/sweet marinades.

by ANONYMOUS on 4/20/2020