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Keto Korean BBQ Marinated Short Ribs


Our newest entry to our Keto Korean BBQ series is probably the most popular dish in Korean BBQ, at least here in the States.  The reason I say this is simple – it’s sold at Costco, and if it’s sold at Costco, it has to be popular! 

So here is galbi, AKA Korean BBQ Marinated Beef Short Ribs.  Ironically enough, I didn’t like this dish as a kid growing up.  I much preferred the softer meat of Korean BBQ Bulgogi, but as I grew older, the texture of short rib meat really grew into something I appreciated.  

This dish is prepared with the same marinade as Korean BBQ Bulgogi, so the only real difference is the meat texture.  If you happen to be a fan of the Bulgogi Marinade flavor, the BBQ Marinated Beef Short Ribs might be perfect for you. 

Making both at the same time should be no problem because all you do is double up on the marinade!  Now, get out there and get ready to have yourself a Keto Korean BBQ party!

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For this recipe, we provided two ways you can cook the meat.  The preferred method would be on a BBQ to infuse the smoke flavors inside the meat, however if you don’t have a BBQ at home, you can also pan fry it. 

Either way, you’ll get the sweet & salty classic KBB taste at only ~3g net carbs per serving!

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For this dish, the special ingredients you would need are Soy Sauce, Swerve/Monkfruit, Sesame Oil and Toasted Sesame Seeds.  You can get these ingredients on Amazon or at a local Asian supermarket. 

Note – You can use either bone-in or bone-less beef short ribs, but thickness of each slice should be around 1/2 inch.

Now, let’s get cooking!

Prepping Time 5M

Marinating Time 24H

Cooking Time 5M

Total Time 24H10M

Net Carb/Serv ~3g

Servings 2

Ingredients

Galbi

  • 1 1/2lb Sliced Beef Chuck Short Ribs Bone-In (Use ~3/4 lbs if Bone-Less)
  • 1/4 Medium Yellow/Brown Onion
  • 1 tbsp Toasted Sesame Seed
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil (if pan frying)

Marinade

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) If needed, slice beef short ribs into 1/2 thickness and set aside (if bone-less).  Note – it’s easier to slice meat more precisely if semi-frozen.

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3) Use a blender or food processor to blend ingredients (Soy Sauce, Swerve/Monkfruit, Sesame Oil, 1/2 onion, jalapeno, garlic and black pepper) together to form marinade.  Transfer marinade to a zip-lock bag.

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4) Finley slice the 1/4 of the onion and add into zip-lock, along with sliced beef.  Massage in the marinade ensuring equal distribution.

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5) Place zip-lock bag flat in the fridge for 24 hours (up to 36 hours) flipping over at least once half way through the marinade.

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6) After marination is complete, cut green onions into 1 inch sticks and set aside.

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7a) If pan frying, add 1 tbsp of Sesame Oil to a large Teflon fry pan and bring up to temperature on high, should take around 1 minute.  Once up to temp, transfer beef and chopped green onions and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until done.  Transfer to serving plate and top with Toasted Sesame Seeds.   Best enjoyed with some green vegetables!

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7b) If grilling, preheat grill on high until temp reaches ~350F.  Once grill is up to temp, lower heat to medium-low and place beef on grill and chopped green onions on top rack/indirect heat.  Close lid and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until until done.  Once cooked, transfer to serving plate and top with Toasted Sesame Seeds.  Best enjoyed with some green vegetables!

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Keto Korean BBQ Marinated Short Ribs

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Korean BBQ Marinated Short Ribs. Enjoy this delicious Korean BBQ at only ~3g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 3 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: ketogalbi, ketokbb, ketokoreanbbq, lowcarbgalbi, lowcarbkbb, lowcarbkoreanbbq
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Marinating Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 10 minutes
Servings: 2
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Ingredients

Galbi

  • 1 1/2 lb Sliced Beef Chuck Short Ribs Bone-In Use ~3/4 lbs if Bone-Less
  • 1/4 Medium Yellow/Brown Onion
  • 1 tbsp Toasted Sesame Seed
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil if pan frying

Marinade

  • 1/2 Medium Yellow/Brown Onion
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 Whole Jalapeno optional
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 3 1/2 tbsp Swerve/Monkfruit
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • If needed, slice beef short ribs into 1/2 thickness and set aside (if bone-less). Note - it's easier to slice meat more precisely if semi-frozen.
  • Use a blender or food processor to blend ingredients (Soy Sauce, Swerve/Monkfruit, Sesame Oil, 1/2 onion, jalapeno, garlic and black pepper together to form marinade. Transfer marinade to a zip-lock bag.
  • Finley slice the 1/4 of the onion and add into zip-lock, along with sliced beef. Massage in the marinate ensuring equal distribution.
  • Place zip-lock bag flat in the fridge for 24 hours (up to 36 hourflipping over at least once half way through the marinate.
  • After marination is complete, cut green onions into 1 inch sticks and set aside.
  • If pan frying, add 1 tbsp of Sesame Oil to a large Teflon fry pan and bring up to temperature on high, should take around 1 minute. Once up to temp, transfer beef and chopped green onions and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until done. Transfer to serving plate and top with Toasted Sesame Seeds. Best enjoyed with some green vegetables! If grilling, preheat grill on high until temp reaches ~350. Once grill is up to temp, lower heat to medium-low and place beef on grill and chopped green onions on top rack/indirect heat. Close lid and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until until done. Once cooked, transfer to serving plate and top with Toasted Sesame Seeds. Best enjoyed with some green vegetables!

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