Braised beef ribs

    3 hours 20 min

    This is a delicious traditional Korean dish, also known as galbi jjim. Beef ribs are cooked in a sweet sauce for no less than 90 minutes, resulting in super-tender, melt-in-your-mouth, fall-off-the-bone beef. Superb with plain rice.

    13 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • Sauce
    • 350ml soy sauce
    • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh root ginger
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 600ml water
    • 125ml rice wine
    • 80g pear, peeled and grated
    • 1 kiwi, peeled and mashed
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper
    • Ribs
    • 1.8kg beef short ribs
    • 1 carrot, cut into large dice
    • 2 potatoes, peeled cut into large chunks
    • 50g chopped spring onions
    • 1 onion, cut into large dice
    • 150g chestnuts (optional)
    • 75g shiitake mushrooms, sliced (optional)

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:2hr20min  ›  Extra time:30min soaking  ›  Ready in:3hr20min 

    1. To make the sauce, combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, fresh ginger, ground ginger, dark brown soft sugar, water, rice wine, pear, kiwi, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
    2. Fill a large stock pot with cold water. Soak the short ribs in the water for 30 minutes to 1 hour to pull out impurities. Drain. Score ribs by slicing shallow criss cross cuts across the meat.
    3. Fill the stock pot with clean water and bring to the boil. Simmer the short ribs in the water for 30 minutes. Drain. Return the simmered ribs to the pot; pour in the sauce, bring to a low boil. Simmer the ribs in the sauce for 60 minutes. Stir in the carrot, potatoes, spring onions, onion, chestnuts and shiitake mushrooms. Simmer until vegetables are tender, at least 30 additional minutes.


    Beef short ribs can be purchased at your local butchers. You may need to pre-order them.

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    My family really enjoy the short ribs. I made a few changes to the recipe. 1 bag of carrots. 4 potatoes. I did not add green onion, water chestnuts or mushroom. I will definitely make this again and pass the recipe on to my friends and family.  -  25 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Really good recipe! Easy and simple. Very sweet and salty. The only thing I recommend is adding an extra cup of water to the sauce.  -  09 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I must have used the incorrect Soy Sauce, because 1 1/2 cups made the sauce inedible because it was too salty........I never even added the extra salt that the recipe called for. Since the sauce was so overpowering with salt I have no idea what the real flavor was..........  -  18 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)