Recipe for Korean BBQ Short Ribs (Galbi) on the Pellet Grills

Need a hot and fast Korean BBQ dinner? This recipe for Korean BBQ short ribs (or Galbi) should do the trick.

What to Serve with Korean BBQ Short Ribs (or LA Galbi)

  • Kimchi
  • Asian Style Green Salad
  • Korean Sticky Rice
  • Korean Style Stir Fry Noodles
  • Sigumchi Namul (spinach with sesame oil, soy sauce & garlic)
  • Korean Fried Rice (Bokkeum-bap) rice fried in kimchi, sesame oil & vegetables

Korean BBQ Short Ribs Marinade

  • 1 finely chopped medium onion 
  • 1 Asian pear peeled and cut into 1” pieces (substitute ordinary pear or apple if unavailable)
  • 5 peeled and halved garlic cloves 
  • 1 tablespoon Korean Chilli Paste (Gochujang Paste)
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled & cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 cup dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons or mirim (Korean sweet rice wine – Japanese mirin if unavailable)
  • 1 tablespoon (6g) freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 thinly sliced scallions
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons lightly crushed toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 pounds of flanken-style beef short ribs, (get your butcher to cut across the bones lengthwise for this Korean style cut) roughly 1/2″ thick

Place all ingredients in a large ziplock bag, and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours, and preferably overnight.

Recipe for Korean BBQ Short Ribs

  • Get your pellet grill up to a high heat – around 450F – brush grills with oil
  • Remove ribs from marinade and pat dry – keep marinade to brush ribs later
  • Pour half the marinade over the top of the ribs and brush to coat
  • Turn the steak over, pour the rest of the marinade over the top and brush to coat

Recipe for Korean BBQ Sauce

If you need a recipe for Korean BBQ sauce for chicken or beef try here:


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