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Galbi Jjim Recipe + Video

This galbi jjim recipe makes a Korean braised short ribs dish with sweet fruit flavors. Make Instant Pot galbi jjim for a hearty Asian meal.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 374kcal
Author: Kevin


  • 4 lbs beef short ribs See Note 1
  • ½ white onion quartered
  • ½ Asian pear or Fuji apple, quartered
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste or 1-inch piece fresh
  • cup light soy sauce
  • cup mirin or sake
  • cup apple juice
  • cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 carrots peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • ½ daikon radish 8-inches, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 8 green onions trimmed and cut into thirds


  • Soak ribs in cold water for 15 minutes (See Note 2). Rinse and add to a stock pot of boiling water. Return water to boil and flash boil 5 minutes. Drain and set ribs aside.
  • In a blender add the onion, pear, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, mirin, apple juice, sugar, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Puree until smooth.
  • Transfer short ribs to Instant Pot, pour sauce over, and if needed, add enough water to cover. Close lid and cook on Pressure Setting for 45 minutes on High. Allow for Natural Release.
  • Remove lid. Using tongs, remove ribs, cover with foil and set aside. Transfer sliced carrot and radish to the pot, stir and press Saute setting for 15 minutes. In last 5 minutes add the green onions (stir to mix). Vegetables with be firm tender and sauce will thicken.
  • Serve ribs with vegetables and sauce poured over. I like to also serve along side some steamed rice.



  1. Look for or ask your market's butcher for 1 ½" thick single beef short ribs.
  1. By soaking the ribs you are drawing out any excess blood and cleaning any bone residue and chips. The 5-minute boil (optional) helps rid the short ribs of any gamey taste they can sometimes have. 


Sodium: 746mg | Calcium: 46mg | Vitamin C: 10mg | Vitamin A: 2750IU | Sugar: 15g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 797mg | Cholesterol: 98mg | Calories: 374kcal | Saturated Fat: 7g | Fat: 17g | Protein: 33g | Carbohydrates: 21g | Iron: 4mg