Kalbi is a Korean style of barbecued short ribs. My family usually order this everytime we go to our favorite Korean BBQ place. It can be quite pricey though. Until I discovered Beef short ribs at Sam’s club sold at a very reasonable price compared to buying at HMart (Korean grocery). It comes in 3-4 lbs pack more than enough for our family of 4. I usually marinate the whole club pack and just divide it into portions.

To make, rinse the meat well and pat dry with paper towels. Divide the meat in two separate freezer bags. In each bag add 2-3 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp. mirin, 1 tbsp. rice vinegar, 1 tbsp. sesame oil, 2-3 tsp. brown sugar, 2-3 finely minced garlic (i was in a hurry so I used garlic powder) and about 1 tsp. black pepper. Marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight in the refrigerator.


Take the meat out of the fridge 30 minutes prior to cooking. Set your oven to broil and place your meat in a broil pan in a single layer. Place the tray inside oven 6-8 inches below the broiler and cook until brown and meat looks caramelized. This does not take too long so make sure to watch it. Turn the meat over and cook until the other side is done.

We eat it with white rice and green salad. It will also go well with a side of kimchi.



I made this a couple of times and served it this time with several store bought side dishes and some green leaf lettuce.