BBQ Korean Ribs Recipe

BBQ Korean Ribs Recipe

BBQ Korean Ribs Recipe

BBQ Korean Ribs Recipe

Transform your game-day gatherings into gourmet celebrations with this BBQ Korean Ribs Recipe, a dish that promises to turn any casual get-together into an event to remember. Infused with the rich flavors of Korean BBQ Kalbi marinade, these thin-sliced beef short ribs capture the essence of traditional Korean cuisine with a touch of home-cooked perfection. Paired with fruity reds like Pinot Noir, Gamay, Zinfandel, Syrah, or Red Blends—and for those who prefer white, a Riesling—each bite becomes a culinary touchdown that celebrates flavor, friendship, and the joy of good food.

Ingredients & Preparation:BBQ Korean Ribs Recipe

Selecting high-quality ribs from a Korean market lays the foundation for this flavorful journey. The marination process, key to imbuing the ribs with their signature taste, calls for patience and a good bottle of Pinot Noir—for the chef, of course. Marinated overnight and grilled to smoky perfection, these ribs are not just food; they’re an experience, one that’s been battle-tested, and fantasy football approved.


  • 4-6 Korean thin sliced beef short ribs per person
  • 1 bottle Korean BBQ Kalbi marinade for ribs
  • Salt & pepper or favorite beef spices
  • 1-2 plastic gallon freezer bags

*Bottle of Pinot Noir for the cook

*I find the best ribs at a Korean market


  1. Put the ribs in a gallon freezer bag one at a time brushing both sides with marinade. Put remaining sauce in bag, zip it shut, shake it up and refrigerate.
  2. Marinate overnight.
  3. Take ribs out 30 minutes before cook time, shake bag and look at the ribs to see if they are well coated. Leave in the bag.
  4. Heat grill to medium, go back inside and place ribs on a cookie sheet.
  5. Place the ribs on the grill 4-5 minutes each side*

*Each grill is different so watch for flareups, they cook fast and there is a lot of smoke so watch your eyes.

The Perfect Pairings BBQ Korean Ribs Recipe

Pinot Noir: A versatile choice, its fruity elegance complements the marinade’s sweet and savory notes.

Gamay: Light and fruity, Gamay offers a refreshing contrast to the ribs’ richness.

Zinfandel: With its bold fruit flavors, Zinfandel can stand up to the BBQ’s robust taste.

– Syrah: The smoky undertones of Syrah mirror the grill’s char, enhancing the ribs’ depth.

Red Blends: These can offer a balanced mix of fruit, tannin, and spice, matching well with the Korean spices.

Riesling: For a white wine option, a slightly sweet Riesling cuts through the marinade’s richness while complementing its spicy elements.

Fun Facts & Closing Notes:

Debuting at a fantasy football gathering, this recipe not only scored big with the crowd but also set a new standard for game-day cuisine. Cooking over 50 ribs for a hungry team underscored the dish’s mass appeal, proving it to be a surefire win for any occasion. While traditionally enjoyed with a Pinot Noir, the adventurous pairing of Zinfandel next time around highlights the recipe’s versatility and the endless possibilities for delicious wine pairings.

Grilled Korean Ribs, with their candy-like appeal and rich, tantalizing flavors, offer more than just a meal; they provide a moment of culinary bliss that’s as exciting as the game itself. So, whether you’re celebrating a win, consoling a loss, or just enjoying the game, these ribs and their perfect wine companions are guaranteed to elevate your fantasy football fare to legendary status.


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