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Root Beer Kalbi

My love of root beer runs deep and I’m always looking for ways to incorporate it into new recipes. Quite obviously this is far from the traditional Korean kalbi recipe, but you’ll find the sweetness adds a unique taste to savory dishes.

The kids LOVED THIS and they asked for thirds and even fourth servings! I call this recipe a success!

3 lbs short ribs
1/2 C soy sauce
1/2 C sugar
1 Tbsp oil
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cloves garlic, minced.
1-1/2 cups Root Beer

Mix together the soy sauce, sugar, oil, pepper and garlic. Stirring slowly, add in the root beer. It will foam up rather quickly so I suggest using a large bowl.

In a ziploc bag or sealable container, place the ribs and pour the marinade on top. Marinate for 4-6 hours.

When you are ready, throw out the marinade and cook the ribs on a hot grill until done. Grilling the ribs really brings out a nice caramelization of the root beer. Just the tastiest ribs ever!

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Root Beer Kalbi



9 Responses to “Root Beer Kalbi”

  1. Sandra Dee says:

    I’m making this ASAP…


  2. I can see it now… Root Beer cookbook!

  3. Toya says:

    Yumm!!! You make the recipe seems so simple… you’ve inspired me to try this :)

  4. Kim says:

    Where did you find your meat? I never see it in the major markets. We usually get our marinated ribs from a Korean market nearby but I would love to try your recipe.

  5. hello! what a great recipe using root beer! i’ll have to stop by the market to get those ribs!

    loved the star wars glass on the tray! :)

  6. justJENN says:

    @Kim You can the meat at the Korean market without marinade – in fact I’d recommend it. You never know how long the marinade has been sitting on it. Japanese markets carry the meat too.

  7. Nomsnotbombs says:

    Does this end up tasting particularly root beer-y? or is there just a hint of root beer?

  8. briarrose says:

    Awesome use of root beer. ;)

  9. Odell says:

    I love this recipe. I love the subtle Ice Cube reference even more!

    Well played! ;-)

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