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Make these Instant Pot Korean Ribs (Pressure Cooker Korean Ribs) with tasty kalbi marinade. Fall-off-the-bone tender & juicy baby back ribs bursting with a blast of deliciously bold, caramelized sweet-savory-garlicky flavors. Your guests will lick their fingers & beg for more!

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We’re spoiled with many authentic Korean food in town.

From Korean BBQ, Korean Fried Chicken, Korean Family Restaurants, Cafes, Bingsu Shops (Shaved Ice Desserts)…

Too much to eat and too little stomach room!! hehe~

One of the wonderful restaurateurs we worked with runs Traditional Korean restaurants, highly frequented by Korean diners.

The decor, the furniture, the Korean patrons, even the menu (only printed in Korean)…had us doubted for a second…Are we in Korea? 🙂

Authentic traditional Korean food served by our restaurant client

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Almost every menu item he serves is from traditional Korean heritage recipes. That is, recipes passed down the generations from his restaurateur family.

He’s the one who made me fell in love with the boldly sweet, savory, and spicy Korean food.

We are SO ready to develop some of our favorite Korean dishes for you in our Instant Pot Pressure Cookers!

This time, we’re putting a little twist on one of my all-time favorites – LA Galbi (BBQ Beef Short Ribs).

LA Galbi (Korean BBQ Beef Short Ribs)

You’ll Enjoy these Korean Ribs in Instant Pot Because:

  • Easy to make with simple ingredients
  • Finger-licking caramelized kalbi sauce – packed with bold Asian flavors – sweet, savory, and pungent garlicky spice
  • Fall-off-the-bone tender & juicy ribs
  • Surprise your guests with a new flavor that differs from your usual BBQ Ribs

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Get ready for finger-licking Korean Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs! 😀

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Instant Pot Korean Ribs

Make Instant Pot Korean Ribs (Pressure Cooker Korean Ribs) with tasty kalbi marinade. Fall-off-the-bone tender & juicy baby back ribs with caramelized blast of Asian flavors. YUM!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Marinate: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 535kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 1 rack (~2lbs) baby back ribs

Kalbi Marinade

  • 1 (370g) Asian pear , peeled & finely grated
  • 1 (37g) whole garlic , minced
  • 1 (104g) small onion , minced
  • ½ teaspoon (1g) ginger , minced
  • 1 teaspoon (2.3g) freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup (125ml) regular soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons (42g) honey
  • 2 tablespoons (25g) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) sesame oil

Garnish

Instructions

  • Make Kalbi Marinade: Cut 1 (104g) small onion, and 1 (370g) peeled Asian pear into smaller pieces. Process 1 (37g) whole garlic, onion pieces, ½ teaspoon (1g) ginger, and Asian pear pieces in a food processor to a fine paste. Or you can mince these ingredients.

    In a small mixing bowl, mix ½ cup (125ml) regular soy sauce, 2 tbsp (42g) honey, 1 tsp (2.3g) freshly ground black pepper, 2 tbsp (25g) brown sugar, 2 tbsp (30ml) rice vinegar, 2 tbsp (30ml) sesame oil and the above processed onion paste together.
  • Marinate Baby Back Ribs: Remove the membrane from baby back ribs (See Video).
    Place ribs and kalbi marinade in a large Ziploc bag. Partially close the bag and squeeze out the air in the bag. Close Ziploc bag, then marinate ribs in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
    *Pro Tip: Optimal marinating time for baby back ribs is 6 – 8 hours.
  • Pressure Cook Baby Back Ribs: Pour everything in the Ziploc bag into Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. With Venting Knob in Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position. Pressure cook at High Pressure for 16 – 25 minutes + Full Natural Release.
    *Pro Tip: Adjust the cooking timing according to your preference: 16 minutes (Tender with a bit of chew) to 25 minutes (Fall off the bone).
    After full natural release, release the remaining pressure by turning Venting Knob to Venting Position. When Floating Valve drops, open the lid carefully. Turn off heat.
  • Preheat Oven: While the Instant Pot is naturally releasing pressure. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Reduce Kalbi Sauce and Finish in Oven: Reduce sauce over medium heat for roughly 5 minutes (Instant Pot: press "Sauté" button). Taste and season kalbi sauce with more freshly ground black pepper if necessary.

    Generously brush kalbi sauce on all sides of baby back ribs with a silicone basting brush. Place ribs in the oven for 4 – 8 minutes per side until caramelized.
  • Serve: Remove Instant Pot Korean Ribs from oven. Garnish with finely sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds. You can serve the remaining sauce as a dipping sauce for extra blast of flavors. Enjoy~ 🙂
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Recipe Notes:

Taste & Adjust the Kalbi Marinade: The marinade's overall flavor varies depending on the sweetness of your Asian pear & the saltiness of your soy sauce. Take note that different bottles of soy sauces can have different levels of saltiness.
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Nutrition:

Calories: 535kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 1751mg | Potassium: 597mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 9.3mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2.2mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Keyword: instant pot baby back ribs, instant pot korean ribs, instant pot pork ribs, instant pot ribs, kalbi marinade, kalbi ribs, korean kalbi, pressure cooker ribs, ribs in Instant Pot
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Tips for Pressure Cooker Korean Ribs

1. Purchasing Baby Back Ribs

Search for ribs with even and uniform thickness in the rack. Best to find ones with even marbling.

2. Taste & Adjust the Kalbi Marinade

The marinade’s overall flavor varies depending on the sweetness of your Asian pear & the saltiness of your light soy sauce. Take note that different bottles of soy sauces can have different levels of saltiness (even 2 bottles of soy sauces from the same brand can taste different).

3. Choose Your Favorite Instant Pot Ribs Cooking Time

We did a Pressure Cooker Baby Back Ribs Experiment to find the optimal cooking time for tender baby back ribs. So, pick your favorite cooking time and start making some yummy Pressure Cooker Korean Ribs!! 😀


Instant Pot Korean Ribs Step-by-Step Cooking Guide

Prepare Ingredients for Instant Pot Korean Baby Back Ribs:

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1

Make Kalbi Marinade


Cut 1 (104g) small onion, and 1 (370g) peeled Asian pear into smaller pieces.

Process 1 (37g) whole garlic, onion pieces, ½ teaspoon (1g) ginger, and Asian pear pieces in a food processor to a fine paste. Or you can mince these ingredients.

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In a small mixing bowl, mix ½ cup (125ml) regular soy sauce, 2 tbsp (42g) honey, 1 tsp (2.3g) freshly ground black pepper, 2 tbsp (25g) brown sugar, 2 tbsp (30ml) rice vinegar, 2 tbsp (30ml) sesame oil and the processed onion paste together.

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*Pro Tip: Ensure you taste & adjust the Kalbi Marinade because the marinade’s overall flavor varies depending on the sweetness of your Asian pear & the saltiness of your light soy sauce.

2

Marinate Baby Back Ribs


Remove the membrane from baby back ribs (See video for demo).

How to Remove the Membrane from Baby Back Ribs:

  • Locate the membrane on either end of the rack (at the back of the ribs).
  • Slide a butter knife in between the membrane and bones (see picture below).
  • Pull the membrane and tear it off with a paper towel (for better grip).

How to Remove the Membrane from Baby Back Ribs (Video)

Place ribs and kalbi marinade in a large Ziploc bag. Partially close the bag and squeeze out the air in the bag. Close Ziploc bag, then marinate ribs in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

*Pro Tip: Optimal marinating time for baby back ribs is 6 – 8 hours.

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3

Pressure Cook Baby Back Ribs


Pour everything in the Ziploc bag into Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

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With Venting Knob in Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position.

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  • Pressure Cooking Method: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 16 – 25 minutes + Full Natural Release

*Pro Tip: Adjust the cooking timing according to your preference – 16 minutes (Tender with a bit of chew) to 25 minutes (Fall off the bone).

After full natural release, release the remaining pressure by turning Venting Knob to Venting Position.

When Floating Valve drops, open the lid carefully. Turn off heat.

4

Preheat Oven


While the Instant Pot is naturally releasing pressure. Preheat oven to 450°F.

5

Reduce Kalbi Sauce and Finish in Oven


Reduce kalbi sauce over medium heat for roughly 5 minutes (Instant Pot: press “Sauté” button).

Taste and season kalbi sauce with more freshly ground black pepper if necessary. 

Generously brush kalbi sauce on all sides of baby back ribs with a silicone basting brush.

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Place kalbi ribs in the oven for 4 – 8 minutes per side until caramelized.

6

Serve Instant Pot Korean Ribs


Remove Instant Pot Korean Ribs from the oven.

Garnish with finely sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds.

You can serve the remaining tasty kalbi sauce as a dipping sauce for an extra blast of flavors. 

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Enjoy your finger-licking Korean Ribs in Instant Pot~ 😀

 


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sarah

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Joy

Hi,
If I want to make 3 racks of ribs instead of 1 is the cook time still the same?

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Denise Hayes

Hi there! Are the weights listed the weight before or after mincing/peeling?
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Teresa

Hi, this recipe looks delicious!! Can i use the short rib for bbq in this recipe? Thank you.

Donna

i have st louis style ribs how long should i cook it for thanks

donna

John Carrita

Hi you guys.
Can you recommend a great cooking sake please?

Lee Ann

I am also unclear on where you get the Kalbi sauce. Is it just the liquid that’s left in the Instant Pot after you remove the ribs? Thanks for your help.

dan

How long is the natural release? Is it for a certain amount of minutes?

Kasey

Hello would love to make the recipe but not sure what you mean by one Garlic? one head of garlic or one clove?

Bobbie

When the silver pin (actually looks like just a silver dot to me)falls down only then will you be able to open the lid.

Elana

Hi, can I make this with beef rib finger meat? Do i need to change the recipe at all?

Nora

Hello this recipe sounds delicious. I am having a girls over this weekend and want to make this. I was only able to get pork back ribs. Wilk it work the same and does it change the cooking time?

Thank you.

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