Korean Style Short Ribs

If you have never tried your hand at cooking Korean BBQ, we recommend this recipe! It is easy, fun, and a great way to diversify your kitchen in the most delicious way. 


  • 6 pounds KOL Foods grass-fed Flanken (short ribs)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 medium pear or Asian pear, peeled, cored, and chopped coarsely
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos (or soy-sauce)
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 scallions, roughly chopped
  • 1 hunk of ginger, about the size of your thumb, cut into two pieces
  • 1 tablespoon coconut vinegar (or rice vinegar)
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce (optional)
  • 1 cup KOL Foods chicken or poultry broth
  • Small handful of roughly chopped fresh cilantro

Preheat your broiler with the rack 6 inches from the heating element. Season the ribs liberally with salt and pepper. Lay the ribs, bone-side up on a foil-lined baking sheet.

Broil the ribs for 5 minutes and then flip them over and broil for another 5 minutes.

Stack the ribs in a single layer in the slow cooker. You can lay them on their side to cram them all in the pot.

Toss the pear, coconut aminos, garlic, scallions, ginger, fish sauce (optional), and vinegar in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour the sauce evenly over the ribs and add the chicken broth to the pot.

Cover with the lid, set the slow cooker on low, and let the ribs stew for 9-11 hours.

When it’s time to serve the ribs, remove the meat from the slow cooker and place them on a serving platter.

Let the braising liquid settle for 5 minutes and then ladle off the fat if you wish. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, and pour a cup of sauce over the ribs.

Sprinkle on the chopped cilantro and serve the remaining sauce on the side.