Korean BBQ Ribs

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Here’s an easy rib recipe that deserves a spot on your Sunday Game Day menu.

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Braise the ribs a day or two earlier and make this super easy sauce up to a week in advance. This recipe makes a lot! Enough to feed 8-12 adults depending on how hungry they are. Divide it in half if you are feeling a smaller or less hungry crowd. That being said, leftovers keep well and are delish!

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Korean BBQ Ribs

Ribs

  • 6 racks side or back pork ribs, silverskin removed and cut into 4 (about 3 ribs each)
  • 2 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 8 whole peppercorns
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cups chicken or beef stock
  • Water to cover

Preheat the oven to 325°F.

Season the ribs with kosher salt and divide the above ingredients across two 9 x 13 inch baking pans. Add enough water to cover the ribs by half and cover the ribs with foil. Bake in the oven for 2 1/5 hours until ribs yield easily to a paring knife but are still intact.

Remove the ribs and discard the braising liquid and onions. Chill the ribs until ready to serve.

Korean BBQ Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups tamari
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp gochugaru flakes
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp water

Combine all ingredients except for the cornstarch and the 2 Tbsp water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat.

In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch into the water and pour into the BBQ sauce. Simmer the sauce until thickened, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat and allow the BBQ sauce to steep for 20 minutes.

Pour into a mason jar and cool completely. Can be kept in the fridge for up to a week.

Assembly

  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Preheat your grill to 375°F. When you are ready to prepare the ribs and while the grill is preheating, lightly brush the ribs with the BBQ sauce – this should leave you with lots of sauce for basting during grilling. Grill the ribs about 7-8 minutes each side or until lightly charred and ribs are completely heated through.

Remove the ribs onto a platter and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and green onions. Serve with lots of wet naps!

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