korean short ribs with sesame seeds next to green onions on a wood cutting board

Korean BBQ Short Ribs

Korean BBQ Short Ribs

Category Beef Regional BBQ Grill
Servings 4
Prep Time 60 minutes
Cook Time 4 Hours

Tender short ribs get a flavorful twist in these easy BBQ Korean Short Ribs. Sweet, spicy and tangy, these addictive short ribs are marinated in a Korean-style sauce that caramelizes when seared on the pellet grill. Serve the fall-apart tender meat over rice for an easy dinner that'll replace your weekly takeout.

Pit Boss Kitchen
korean short ribs with sesame seeds next to green onions on a wood cutting board


  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 Cup Beef Broth
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, Peeled
  • 3- 6 Meaty Beef Short Ribs
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha Sauce

Special Tools

  • Paper Towel
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Resealable plastic bag or baking dish


  1. First, prepare the short ribs. Using a paper towel, remove the silvery membrane on the back of the short ribs and discard if they're not cleaned already.
  1. In a medium bowl, add beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, sriracha, sesame, and Pit Boss Prime Beef Rub. Mix well, set aside.
  1. In a baking dish, place the beef short ribs and pour the marinade over the top. Marinade for 4-12 hours. Cover and refrigerate.
  1. Fire up your Pit Boss Grill and set the temperature to 250°F. If you're using a gas or charcoal grill, set it up for medium heat. Remove the short ribs from the marinade and place on the grill. Grill for 3-4 hours, brushing leftover marinade juice over occasionally, until the meat from the short ribs begins to pull away from the bone.
  1. Take off the grill and let rest for 15 min. Serve with rice and kimchi if desired.


Recipe Video

Recipe Note

This recipe can be cooked on any of our Pit Boss Grills wood pellet smokers, our vertical pellet smokers, or any of our barbecue grills using the A-Maze-N smoker accessory wood pellet burners.