5 from 9 votes
Slow Cooker Korean Beef Short Ribs (Kalbi) are literally falling-off-the-bone tender from a long, slow cooking process braising in a flavorful marinade that doubles as a fantastic slightly sweet and savory sauce that can be drizzled over the cooked short ribs and white rice.
Slow Cooker Korean Beef Short Ribs (Kalbi)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 10 mins
 

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Short Ribs (Kalbi) are literally falling-off-the-bone tender from a long, slow cooking process braising in a flavorful marinade that doubles as a fantastic slightly sweet and savory sauce that can be drizzled over the cooked short ribs and white rice.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 632 kcal
Author: Amy Nash, House of Nash Eats
Ingredients
  • 4-6 pounds beef short ribs
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional) or 2 tablespoons Gochujang
To finish
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2-3 green onions, sliced on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds for garnish
Instructions
  1. Arrange the short ribs in the bottom of a slow cooker, then sprinkle with the thinly sliced onion.  

  2. Mix together the soy sauce, beef broth, rice vinegar, brown sugar, black pepper, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes, then pour over the short ribs.  

  3. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or on high heat for 3-4 hours.  

  4. When almost ready to serve, whisk the cornstarch into the cold water and pour into the slow cooker, stirring to combine with the sauce and juices from the meat.  Cover and cook another 20 minutes, until the liquid has thickened slightly.  

  5. Remove the ribs from the slow cooker and transfer to a serving platter.  Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and green onions.  Use a fat separator to remove  the fat from the cooking liquid, then serve alongside white rice and the short ribs to be drizzled over the meat and rice.  

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Damn Delicious.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Korean Beef Short Ribs (Kalbi)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 632 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 156mg 52%
Sodium 2958mg 123%
Potassium 1172mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 23g
Protein 56g 112%
Vitamin A 3.3%
Vitamin C 4.2%
Calcium 7.2%
Iron 41.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.