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Braised Korean Beef Short Ribs

Braised Korean Beef Short Ribs

The other day I got a flat tire. This was my first flat tire and typically when these things happen, I would tell my husband and new tires would magically appear (like, for him, new recipes for dinner magically appear!). This time, though, he was on a flight to China, so I was stranded… At least until he landed in Shanghai.

It was Sunday and I had planned on going to the grocery store to fill the cabinets with goodies for some new recipes that had been in my head for the better part of the week, but with the flat tire, I took stock of what I had and, pleasantly found I had the makings of a really delicious braised Korean short ribs dish.

Korean grilled short ribs are one of the most popular dishes in Korean restaurants. The ribs have a combination of sweet and savory flavors, which I like a lot. Traditionally, korean pear is used as a tenderizer, but I decided to go with a pineapple instead to add more tropical flavor. First, I seared the ribs in a pan and then braised the ribs in the oven for couple of hours until they fork tender and practically falling off the bone. The taste is simply fantastic, salty and sweet at the same time, flavored with garlic, onion, ginger, pineapple, orange and soy sauce. Serve it with rice, sesame seeds, green onions and sliced jalapeño peppers if desired.

By the way, my husband landed and organized new tires for me, so I hopefully will get to those other recipes this week!

I am bringing this sticky goodness to Angie’s Fiesta Friday!

Braised Korean Beef Short Ribs


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Braised Korean Beef Short Ribs

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Time: 2 hr 30 min
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2-2 1/2 pounds of beef short ribs
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil

Braising Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cooking wine or rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice and zest from 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup pineapple, fresh or frozen and thawed, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

To serve:

  • toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions
  • white rice


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Pat the meat dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat a large Dutch oven with oil over medium-high heat. Brown the meat in batches and remove to a plate. Add more oil, as necessary.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for braising sauce in a food processor or blender and pulse it to grind. Pour over the ribs, cover with foil, and braise for about 2 hours, or until the meat is fork tender and practically falling off of the bones.
  4. Serve ribs with sauce, rice, toasted sesame seeds, and green onions. Enjoy!

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  • Reply
    April 7, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Olga those ribs sound delicious. I love the sweet and salty sticky goodness. Perfect with a bowl of rice. A great recipe and glad your tire situation was fixed.

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      April 7, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      Thanks Suzanne! They were delicious!!! Yes, sweet and salty goodness, love it too👌

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    April 7, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    I must make this! Thank you so much for sharing! <3

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      April 7, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      Hope you do! It’s an easy recipe but the taste is amazing!!!

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    April 7, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    The meat looks so tender and moist. I will have to substitute the wine though. Beautiful dish totally 👍

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      April 7, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you so much! It was very good, and as you said, tender and moist:) you can substitute with rice vinegar or white vinegar if it’s appropriate for you.

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        April 7, 2015 at 10:20 pm

        Thank you ☺ I thought so too. I will try it soon

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    Tasty Eats Ronit Penso
    April 7, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    I’m sure the kitchen was full of amazing aroma with all these flavors. 🙂

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      April 8, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Oh yes, garlic and ginger, and all the other goodness:)

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    Spring Tomorrow
    April 7, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    looks really flavoursome! will give this a try 🙂

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    April 8, 2015 at 1:50 am

    Absolutely gorgeous and the recipe looks delicious Olga 🙂

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    Feast Wisely
    April 8, 2015 at 2:37 am

    Oh how our husbands are useful for some things but not others (I need mine to work our DVD player)…….love ribs and this is a great way to show off beef ribs!

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      April 8, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      Thanks Laura! The ribs were great! Sweet and salty, just the way I like them:) Hope you DVD get fixed soon:)

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    April 8, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    What a yummy looking recipe and great story! I thought i was the only one who magically gets my tires replaced and gas tank filled hehehe! 🙂

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      April 8, 2015 at 4:43 pm

      Thanks Natasha! The ribs were really good:) I am glad to hear that I am not the only one too:) thanks for stopping by!

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    Fae's Twist & Tango
    April 8, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    I love Korean food. May be because I love meat, lots of flavors and fragrance of their food. This beef short rib looks wonderful!

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      April 9, 2015 at 11:40 am

      Thanks Fae! I love korean food as well. Lots of yummy flavors, the combination of sweet, salty, spicy, mmmm👌thanks for stopping by, Fae!

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    April 9, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    That looks amazing, Olga! I love, love Korean food! And this is my most favorite way of cooking short ribs! Except I didn’t even think of using pineapples! Duh! And you know how I love pineapples. Look at my gravatar and now my favicon! 🙂

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      April 9, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks Angie! Pineapple gives it a more tropical flavor, sweet and tangy… I think it works very well with the rest of the ingredients!

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    Renee Lalane
    April 9, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Short ribs are wonderful and I love what you did with them.

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    April 10, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Yum!!! More delicious meat with lovely flavours! 🙂

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    April 10, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I’m seriously drooling here!! Thank you for sharing with Friday Favorites, we love having you 😀

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      April 11, 2015 at 7:50 am

      Thanks Amanda! and thanks for ‘having me’ at Friday Favorites! I just came across your blog but will be back for sure:) have a nice weekend! Olga x

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    April 10, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks for bringing these delectable ribs to FF. I know they are going to be a hit.

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    April 11, 2015 at 1:47 am

    I promised myself that I will not browse FF if I have not taken my meal. I did finished my meal 30 minutes ago and now I am hungry again. Your dish makes me hungry, Olga. This looks really good! 😀 Thanks for sharing & happy FF.

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      April 11, 2015 at 8:15 am

      I know exactly what you mean, Jhuls:) thank you so much! Happy FF and thanks for stopping by:)

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    April 11, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Oh my, this looks so delicious and sticky! The sauce sounds so flavourful and now I’m just imagining how tender the meat must be 🙂

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      April 11, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s very tender and flavorful:) thanks for stopping by!

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    April 11, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Mouth watering. Yumminess.

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    April 11, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Oh Olga, your photos are mouth-watering. You are one amazing cook when you can whip up something that delicious:)

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    April 11, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    These ribs look so delicious! The braising sauce sounds so good!

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    April 11, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Wow – those ribs look SO good! Your flat tire story made me smile because I totally depend on my husband…I have no clue how to change a flat. And once I drove all the way home on one not even knowing! My co-worker said he was honking at me to tell me I had a flat and I was completely oblivious. I must have been in another world…I never even noticed him honking at me. Anyway, thank you for sharing this yummy recipe with us at #FoodieFriDIY…I’m pinning and sending some foodie love your way!

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      April 12, 2015 at 11:14 am

      Thank you so much Michelle! i feel better that I am not the only one like this:)

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    April 12, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! I have a question if you don’t mind. How was the pineapple prepared–was it pulverized or diced?

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      April 12, 2015 at 11:10 am

      Hi Bernie, i used fresh pineapple that i peeled, cored and sliced, but you can use frozen (thawed) as well. then all the ingredients for braising sauce go into the food processor or blender including the pineapple. Pulse it to grind until smooth. let me know if any other questions. Thanks Olga x

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    Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook
    April 12, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Oh man this looks SOOOO good…. I can’t even take it! Your pictures are insane!!!

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    Phil @foodfrankly
    April 12, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Superb – I could eat this all day. In fact I just might 🙂

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    Pattie @ Olla-Podrida
    April 12, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    I love short ribs! This looks delicious.

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    nibbles by nic
    April 19, 2015 at 4:31 am

    We are nuts over these ribs at MUNCHING MONDAYS and will be featuring them this week. Thanks so much for sharing these beauties xo Nic

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